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Posts by Ai Padula

江ノ島//The Magical Enos...

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It’s holiday in Japan. And probably the last one before the summer season is over. Better make our way to Enoshima Island. Benzaiten is the Shinto goddess of not only music and entertainment, but eloquence. In other words, I am not Benzaiten- just an imposter! These dragons at the entrance of the bridge to Enoshima […]

BBQ Time!!

BBQ Time!!

Friday, August 2nd After our nap we got ready to BBQ at the Hale Koa beach. On our way out, Anthony got on one knee and proposed!! Stay tuned for more details in a later post :0) Enjoy these photos with this song! I picked this song because I “hear” it even when I’m just […]

Yuki’s 25th Bda...

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Yuki Saito is one of the absolute best friends I have ever had. She is smart, beautiful and silly. I am lucky because I get to have a friend like her to share the adventure of living in Japan. It was so nice to celebrate her 25th birthday in Hawai’i!! We are definitely spoiled because […]

Daily Pick

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A few months ago, a new convenience store was built on the street I use to walk or bike to school. Now I stop there just about every morning. As I was looking at the selection of Lipton teas today, it struck me that there was an absurdly varied and colorful array of choices. Its […]

富士宮酒祭り//Fujinomiya Sa...

富士宮酒祭り//Fujinomiya Sake Festival

Yosemite National Par...

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Happy 2013!

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        I’m so excited that Pantone’s color of the year is Green because it is my absolute favorite color! chacha! ‎”Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca    

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          “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”                        

August Sun

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Happy Birthday, P.Lau!  I love you!!♥♥♥ Here’s to 25 years of being totally awesome : )

The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room

  Last weekend my school had its summer festival. Students and teachers alike got dressed for the occasion in traditional Japanese clothing. Most people wore yukata, which is the cooler more comfortable version of the silk kimono. Others wore jinbei or happi for better mobility.           These days a yukata can […]

Star Fesitival // 清水七...

The first of many summer festivals this year : )

Woke up today to a cloudy Saturday morning. It wasn’t even 7:00 when Anthony and I began to ‘discuss’ our plans for the day. It was clear that we had different opinions about how the weather was going to be. Nevertheless, it turned out to be a sunny day and we enjoyed ourselves.☆★ I did […]