Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Takko Town Festival

Wow. I really haven't updated for about two months now. I'm such a horrible person! Boo hoo. Anyways, I'm really excited about Halloween and fall in general here in Japan.
I've been to a lot of different places here in Japan, my most recent adventure took me all the way to Takko garlic/beef festival. It smelled really good.
I bought myself some chocolate-covered bananas. The flavor was extremely mild. I was kind of disappointed, but hey, it was all for the experience. They had lots of open barbecue grills where you could cook your food outside and all around. There weren't very many stalls: a game or two, some bananas, steak, and most importantly garlic. The garlic queen was there all the way from Gilroy, CA, and she performed a couple of songs.
After that, we stopped at the Towada mall. I bought lots and lots of goodies, the larger portion of my time was spent in the Daiso(where else?). I bought myself a loud, annoying alarm clock so that my uncle doesn't have to wake me up every morning.
Well, I'll hopefully get some photos and some even better updates online soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Wow, there is so much to say about Japan... You can pretty much find anything in a vending machine (we bought some ice cream), we have heated toilet seats (which are great in the middle of the night!), and everyone dresses so cute!
I'm really excited about the second-hand and 100 yen stores; low prices for great stuff!
I've been having difficulty with the lightswitches, though. They're all located outside of the rooms, so I always forget to turn on the light before I enter.
Another great Japanese thing: heated mirrors. I always hated having to wipe the mirror off after a shower, because it fogs right back up anyways. That is a problem no more!
The house we live in is pretty traditional: no shoes inside, there's even a cute entryway where you leave your shoes.
But HO-LY jet lag. We just about faint around 5 o'clock and then wake up at three.

There are lots of great things I have yet to see, so I'll keep you posted!
Please feel free to leave comments! I would LOVE feedback!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just over a week...

... and I'll be off! Making my merry way to the country of the rising sun. I can't wait! However, I'm exceedingly nervous, but there's not much I can do but my best.
I really want to learn the coreography for "Sorry, Sorry" by Super Junior...
And I need to practice the Thriller before I forget it.
Anyways, gotta go to work now, so I'll be posting again soon!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Artistic Obsessions

Wow, I have not posted for AGES! Anyways, I thought I might as well post this here while I'm online and functioning.
And this is more of a reminder to myself than a message meant for the pulbic.
So, in my creative writing class, we had to write obituaries and in the process, I was asked who my hero was. At the time, it was such a hard question, but now that I've had time to ponder, I realized who my heroes are, and they all happen to be incredible artists. I've been thinking about it ever since that day, and I've come up with a few names of artists I absolutely adore. My most recent artistic obsessions are with:
Brian Froud
Alphonse Mucha
John Bauer
Arthur Rackham
Sulamith Wulfing
Hayao Miyazaki

And of the names you are unfamiliar with (if you have the time) I implore readers of this to check out some of the art.

((I also adore Tim Burton, but everyone knows him...))

AND if you have even more time, you should go to Pandora.com and get an account, because it's the best way to listen to music.