Category Archive: The List

2012 Resolutions: If you don’t make ’em, you can’t break ’em.

Last year, I made a huge, GINORMOUS list of resolutions. And despite failing on a number of them, it worked out pretty well. (Highlights? I got an agent, raised nearly $7000 for charity:… Continue reading

Resolved: I will have a fracking good 2011

Last year I made three concrete resolutions. Finish another book.  (DONE: Singular.) Take a photo every day.  (DONE: 365 Project) Study Japanese and Chinese.  (Epic Fail.  Within about two weeks.) Two for three!… Continue reading

Back

I have returned from my jaunt through South Korea!  Wahoo!  I’m alive!  I’m connected to the internet!  I’m back on Iki!  My house smells like mold! Well, that last one isn’t very exciting.… Continue reading

Tokyo Time: Shrine for the War Dead and A Lot of Wandering Around

Monday (August 24th) rolled around and I dragged myself out of bed to check out more of Tokyo’s famous sights.  I’d initially intended to visit the Studio Ghibli Museum, but turns out there’s… Continue reading

“Huffing my way to the top”: Day Five of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

After a long hiatus while my former computer made the slow descent into death, I have bought myself something wonderful and shiny (read: 24″ iMac) and can now edit photos.  Which means you… Continue reading

“A Breath of Mountain’s Sunset”: Day Four of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

I set off on December 27th only slightly disconcerted, being as I wasn’t actually sure how to get to Aso.  (It’s actually quite easy: take the train from Kumamoto Station on the Hohi… Continue reading

“Fuzzy Dominion”: Day Three (Part Two) of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

Warning: even more image heavy than usual. So after my Starbucks recharge (Chai Tea deliciousness… god, I wish more people liked Chai Tea in Japan… I wish they sold it in stores), I… Continue reading

“The Heart of Things”: Day Three (Part One) of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

On Christmas day, I left behind my Hanto friends to get into Kumamoto-shi.  I will admit, it was very odd to not only not celebrate Christmas (which I’d done before in China–watched an… Continue reading

I love to laugh

Had a variety of songs stuck in my head over this last weekend, when I visited several friends in Shimabara.  The main one, however, was “We Love to Laugh,” from Mary Poppins.  A… Continue reading

PotW: August 17 to August 23

5.  Take pictures on the beach(es) (preferably without ruining my camera), and at midnight on the beach Ok, so it wasn’t exactly midnight but close enough.  And I didn’t ruin the camera. Did… Continue reading