Category Archives: Thinking

The Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 2

You can read part one of the Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto here. Advertisements

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A Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 1

Kyoto is for lovers!

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On the Neighbor’s Children

The neighbor’s children wake up early on the weekend. 

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On Turning on the Japanese Air Conditioner

There’s nothing simple about turning on an air conditioner in Japan.

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On Forgetting Your Umbrella in Japan

When the weather changes, so does your life.

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On Writing About Rain in Japan

It’s tsuyu, rainy season, a designation determined by a group of experts without regard to actual rainfall. It rained once on the day after they had declared the end of rainy season, and that rain was designated non-rainy season rain. … Continue reading

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