Oh dear!

Going to Nara, I knew it’s famous for sacred deers living around one of the temples. But I had no idea there would be this many of them! There are literally thousands, roaming free around the city, crossing streets, and stealing cookies from careless tourists. They’re also completely unafraid of people, even the little ones. […]

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Japanese calligraphy

I love calligraphy. It’s fun to do, aesthetically pleasing, and in my case utterly impractical, one of the few things I do just for their own sake. I started playing around with calligraphy when I lived in Korea, so now that I’m in Japan I couldn’t miss the opportunity to learn a bit about the […]

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Lost in Tokyo

If you’re looking for me, I’m lost in Tokyo. I’m totally mesmerized by this city and all its neon lights, cute tiny plants in cute tiny backyards, and multiple layers of highways, pathways, and trains stacked on top of one another. I’m also surprised by how familiar it all seems. So many tiny details, from […]

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