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江ノ島//The Magical Enos...


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...


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 […]

富士宮酒祭り//Fujinomiya Sa...

富士宮酒祭り//Fujinomiya Sake Festival

Yosemite National Par...



beautiful you

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

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 […]


oedo pamphlets

You might have noticed by now that I love taking onsen. Yesterday at Oedo Onsen (大江戸温泉)I finally had my first onsen experience since moving out of Gunma, the onsen hot spot. Oedo Onsen is unlike any other onsen I’ve been to. Whether you’re coming from outside the country or outside the city, I recommend it to anyone […]

Kiryu++ Adventure


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Gunma – A month...

Gunma – A month in photos

This is a gallery of my favorite photos I take each day as I count down the 30 days I have left of living in Gunma. My instagram: ai_desu



One of my favorite things to do here in Japan is relax in the hot springs (‘onsen’).   After a day of snowboarding, friends and I took onsen at Takaragawa to thaw out.       my instagram: ai_desu