Tag Archives: Namerikawa

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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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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Show and Tell

This is a simple story. A love story of a young boy who loves a man. Yesterday, a bruised November 12th sky bled, showering the tiny sea town of Namerikawa, Japan with its cold, seemingly continuous tears. Shivering, I  tucked my hands … Continue reading

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10 Must Do Things in Toyama, Japan

Peering out of the window of the Kurobe Gorge Railway with my face pressed on the foggy window on a rainy September day, I couldn’t help but think, “Toyama is truly beautiful.” When people think of Japan, images of the … Continue reading

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Falling Apart

As I walked to work this morning, the sky was painted a perfect blue. The snow capped Tateyama mountains stood proud, sparkling in the background oblivious to everything else. “Deceiving,” I thought. I continued to walk, struggling against myself to … Continue reading

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