• Japanese Hanko: Personal Stamps & Seals

    In the U.S., and most other countries, a signature is all that is needed …

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  • Journey to Japan

    August 5th started my second year living in Japan and I can’t believe how …

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  • How to Spend a Rainy Day in Tokyo

    The transition from spring to summer includes a lot of rain before it becomes sunny …

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  • 5 Essentials for a Long Flight or Day of Travel & Amazon Prime Day 2019!

    I am preparing to travel to a new destination again but this time my journey …

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  • Finding the Silver (or Gold) Linings

    Finding the Silver (or Gold) Linings

    I’ve always struggled with focusing on the negative events that happen in my life.  I could hold on to and complain about an issue FOREVER.  Over the past couple of years, I’ve started to change my mindset and look at…

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    Black & Abroad

    Black & Abroad

    I’ve always had a love for traveling.  I think I caught the bug when I was around 10 years old.  The idea of exploring a new place and embracing the culture of the people that live there, still excites me.…

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    Hair and There

    Hair and There

    I’ve lived in Japan for 6 months now and my hairstyle has changed 4 times.  This is a very big deal for me because, sadly, my hair didn’t change that often in the states.  Living here has forced me out…

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    The Unexpected
    Tokyo

    The Unexpected

    When I first considered moving to Japan, I had some thoughts about what it would be like.  Since the Japanese are known to be advanced in technology, I thought I would see nothing but robots roaming the streets and running…

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    New to Nihon
    Tokyo

    New to Nihon

    On Friday, August 4th, I boarded a delta flight en route to Japan (Nihon or Nippon in Japanese).  I had a short layover before the long haul, which I usually hate, but spending a little extra time in the US…

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