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NEW! Autumnal Reflections

2018/11/11
My two favorite seasons in Japan are spring and autumn. Cherry blossom season in the case of the former and autumn leaf (koyo) season in the case of the latter have a magic quality that has to be experienced rather than described. These are times of the year when…

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NEW! Balthazar the Cat

2018/11/11
My cat Balthazar is an interesting cat. He chose his name himself. How did he do such a thing? You see, Balthazar is quite the clever cat. He is also a very hungry cat. On the day that he chose his name, and destiny, we set up three dishes of cat food…

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NEW! Family Recipe

2018/11/11
Cooking has been one of my hobbies ever since I was a child, and I have fond memories of baking and cooking with my mother during holidays or on the weekends when I was young. Although I do not have the time recently to cook as often as I would like,…

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Your Best Tips For Saving Money

2018/11/3
Some people say I am a bit too much of a bargain hunter. I have been known to ride my bicycle to 3 different supermarkets just to save 20 yen on a carton of eggs, 50 yen on yogurt and 300 yen on grapes. One of my friends will never forgive me when we went to Thailand and …

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A Recent Trip

2018/11/3
A few years ago, not long after the Egyptian uprising of 2012, I decided to embark on a trip to Egypt. I was into photojournalism back then so my main objective was to document and see with my own eyes the culture, history, people and sites of a country that I’ve had a fascination with ever since I was a child.

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Tips For How To Be Romantic

2018/11/3
Many people have ideas as to what constitutes romanticism; the old fashioned idea of an expensive gift is still popular. People often have grandiose ideas like taking someone on a holiday or buying them something ridiculously expensive like a new car or a diamond necklace.

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How Do You Celebrate Halloween?

2018/10/29
Halloween is a beautiful time of year when you have the opportunity to celebrate all things spooky. It is the one season when witches, ghouls and goblins are praised and people in houses pass out candy to random children that come knocking on their door in the evening.

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A Bad Habit I’ve Had and How I Kicked it

2018/10/29
It has often been said that there are no bad people, just bad habits. From a young age we are all taught how to behave and, perhaps more importantly, how not to behave. Yet bad habits persist and we carry them on into adulthood.

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How I Met My Best Friend

2018/10/20
Music is a great way to bring people together. It’s a common topic of interest that can spark a conversation at a dull party or on a lifeless date. So it might not be a big surprise that many people have actually met people through the medium of music. One example would be me.

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My Night Routine

2018/10/20
When I get home after a long day of work the first thing I need to do is find something to stop my stomach from growling! I usually feel quite famished after a busy day, so sometimes I go to the nearest supermarket to pick up some ingredients to make a hearty meal.

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