Category Archives: Toyama

Eternally (Cool) Japan

A stack of unopened textbooks sit besides me, willing me to open them. They go unnoticed as I play with the teabag dangling from my rapidly cooling cup of green tea mixed with Australian honey, and dash of freshly squeezed lemon at … Continue reading

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2013- A Photo Blog

We are not definitions of our past. However, it is undeniable that it is our past that often that lays the foundation for our present, and inadvertently carves what will later be defined as our future. 2013 was a transitional … Continue reading

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Leaving on a JET plane (JET飛行機で旅立つ)

There are many appropriate ironies in me listening to John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane“. In less than six short months I will reluctantly be saying a sad farewell to Toyama, my home for more than four years. On … Continue reading

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Why I am happy I don’t have a car

When I was young I would say with a naïve innocence that my first car would be a black Mercedes Benz with the most expensive chrome rims. I had no idea what chrome rims were (actually, I am still not entirely … Continue reading

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2012- A Photo Blog

What I love most about the new year is all the possibilities it brings. It seems like a new beginning, a time of rebirth, a needed re-invigoration,  a renaissance of the self. With each step forward we make into the future, pivotal moments … Continue reading

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King of the World

About two years ago, a handsome young man with copper skin, mesmerizingly haunting dark brown eyes and a smile that lit up the entire Asian continent first step foot in Toyama, Japan. Like every fairy tale, this young Maharaja from … Continue reading

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Four Years Later

My first night in Japan, I stepped out of the grandiose Keio Plaza, walked the streets of Shinjuku, devouring everything around me with child-like innocence. And then I saw it!…a devastatingly beautiful Japanese woman, with an unpretentious air of sophistication … Continue reading

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