Category Archives: Travel

On Going and Coming Back in Japan

I carry my Japaneseness in my shoulders.

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On Record Shopping in Hong Kong

The streets are covered in computer parts and curious Chinese lozenges.

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9 More Foods to Try (Or Try to Avoid) in Japan

A few weeks ago, the fellows at Nihongoup, the online Japanese-language community, invited me to do a guest post. I went to my default Japanese conversation tactic: I started spewing out the names of foods I like. So I’ve got … Continue reading

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On Diving from a Malaysian Oil Rig

When I was a kid I dreamed about flying. It was always simple in dreams. I’d wake up with the euphoric feeling of having figured something out: The secret to flying was to jump, then repeat the jump while still … Continue reading

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Notes From a Malaysian Road Trip

Malaysia terrifies my mother.

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Hey! I’ve just finished a two-week jaunt on an international scale – including a hike up Mt. Aso, (pictured above) – so here’s some blog housekeeping. 1. The Bridges podcast, which features a different J-blogger every week, turned his smooth … Continue reading

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