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Hitting a Milestone

Hitting a Milestone

I’ve been pretty open with my immediate networks, as well as with Instagram friends, that I have very unofficially been training for my first sprint triathlon.* A sprint triathlon is a 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim, a 20-kilometer (12-mile) bike ride, and a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run, consecutively. The running part hasn’t really worried me, since I run fairly regularly and have … Continue reading

Americaversary!

I know it doesn’t have the same ring to it, but since I had posted in honor of my one-year “Japanivesary” back in Jan. ’11, it’s only fair that I take a moment to pay homage to my year (and five days, but let’s pretend it’s August 3rd again) back in U! S! A! U! … Continue reading

The Seawall

The Seawall

I’ve got nostalgic pavements, I’ve got familiar faces. I’ve got mixed up memories, and I’ve got favorite places. – Kate Nash It may not look like much in this early summer morning photo I took last week, but for the past year and a half, this has been my favorite spot in the entire world. … Continue reading

Love is a losing game :(

Love is a losing game :(

I feel like this song captures the tragedy that was the gradual demise and inevitable end of Miss Amy Winehouse. Nutcase or not, her voice was amazing and I’m pretty sure her music changed my life. RIP, Halloween 2007 doppelganger <3

Irei no hi: Okinawa’s Memorial Day

Irei no hi: Okinawa’s Memorial Day

Everyone knows I live in Japan, but I’m pretty sure that most people’s vision of what it’s like where I live is very different than the actual case. I live in Okinawa, the southern most part of Japan, made up of 150+some islands. Geographically it’s closer to Taiwan (a 1-hour plane ride) than it is … Continue reading

Why do we always wait til the last minute?

Why do we always wait til the last minute?

Following a weekend packed with social events and a Monday holiday of cleaning and packing, my last day at work today before leaving for a long anticipated Asia-expedition with my parents (whom I haven’t seen in over a year) has been no less hectic. Among getting vacation time approved for another hopeful trip (the one … Continue reading

Dedicate Love Songs to Yourself

A little self-love goes a long way… and no, I’m not talking about THAT kind of self-love, pervs (hello, my mom reads my blog–and she’s probably my biggest fan–HI MOM :))! What I am talking about is the ability to be your own cheerleader–your own biggest fan–even (and especially) when you feel like no one … Continue reading