All posts tagged: japan

Life Update (With A Side of Jet Lag)

Hello! Hello! Today I wanted to share what’s kept me away from here, beginning with the news that I am no longer in Japan and finally back home in London. HURRAH but first lets go back to my last days in Japan and the ridiculousness that took place. Forgive my ramblings I wrote this SUPER jet lagged. Goodbye (for now) My Loves … During my last week and a half I became part owner of these two. How did this happen? I went to get my dog his vet certificate for travel and bumped into a distressed lady and three kittens in a box, by the way this is the second time I have met a lady with a box of stray kittens at the vets. She stroke up a conversation with me as the only other English speaker and we bonded over animals.I found out later that she was a flight attendant and due to leave that very same day, so she desperately wanted someone i.e the vets to look after them. After a …

Weekly Photo Challenge #24: As Pure As Snow

In response to this week’s theme Pure, “Pure” can convey wholesomeness, something undiluted, or simplicity. The Daily Post Photo was taken in Nagano (Japan) earlier this year. It is a mountainous, landlocked prefecture in the centre of Honshu, belonging to the Chubu Region. Most famous for the Zenkoji temple and snow monkeys. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Japan Diaries: My First Baseball Game

My previous knowledge of baseball had mainly come from one of my favourite books, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. I’d highly recommend a read EVEN if you don’t particularly like baseball, because it’s about so much more than that! Couple the book with the fact that Mr Cheerful and friends had told me about their experience last year, meant I had quiet high expectations of my first game. Who did we see? The Chiba Lotte Marines (千葉ロッテマリーンズ),  they are a professional baseball team in Japan’s Pacific League based in Chiba City, and are owned by the Lotte corporation. Fun Fact: In 2010, the Marines clinched third place on the last day of the season to earn a berth into the Climax Series. They went on to become the first third place team to ever win the Climax Series, and faced off with the Chunichi Dragons in the 2010 Japan Series. The Marines defeated the Dragons in seven games, composed of four wins, two losses, and one tie, winning their second Japan Series in under ten …

Weekly Photo Challenge #20: Nothing Left To Lose

In response to this week’s theme Face. Photo taken in Ueno Park (Japan). Today only the face remains of this Buddha statue. Why?  It has a sad history. It had a full-length figure of about six meters when it was built in 1631. However, it suffered from several disasters including earthquakes. The body was destroyed, but the face remained. Though it has only the face, many people come to see it to pray for success in their examinations because the statue overcame many difficulties and has nothing left to lose. Source: Live Japan Enjoy the rest of your weekend.