Tag Archive: Japanese culture

Japanese Gardens in the middle of a Desert

Also gratuitous photos of the nephew. So, apparently there’s some Japanese gardens near where I live? It’s a pretty nice place. We’ve had an interesting time of it over here at Chez Brauer… Continue reading

O-tanjoubi Omedetou + Crits for Water + Some Photos I Like

This is going to be a post full of random (but awesome random). First of all, it’s my birthday. (BALLOONS! HAPPINESS! and later, I shall have COCOA WINE sent from my LOVELY PARENTS… Continue reading

A Day in the Life (or: Why I haven’t been blogging)

[Scene: AUTHOR is huddled under a pile of blankets. The sun shines through her single-paned glass windows. When she breathes, the heat of her breath condenses into clouds. Yes, inside.] iPhone (Warning Alarm):… Continue reading

Stuttering Haiku

木曜日? 実は水曜。 分からない。 I think it’s Thursday. But really, it’s Wednesday. I just don’t get it. :: snaps :: こたつ上 真っ赤りんごがある。 食べるべき? On my kotatsu there is a quite red apple. Should I… Continue reading

Iki Seaport Festival Teaser

I was going to type up a whole, picture heavy blog post about this, but now I am le tired. (It’s WAY past my bedtime.) So have a teaser, and hopefully I’ll get… Continue reading

A Tribute to the Tank

Anyone who teaches English in a foreign country understands the “revolving door” aspect to the job, i.e., old friends leave and new friends arrive each year. A week ago, I said goodbye to… Continue reading

Driving stick: A not-so-cautionary tale

First of all: I’m back from Korea! WOO. Yes, it was awesome. And yes, eventually I will get my butt in gear and write a few blogs about the experience and it’s awesome.… Continue reading

Island Yamakasa

Much has been made on the interwebs about the Hakata Yamakasa Festival, and understandably so–it sounds awesome. (I may have to go next year!) My lovely island, being relatively close to Fukuoka, has… Continue reading

Love Letter to Japan

Stumbling out of a train station in the wee early hours, you stare outside and it’s pouring rain. Buckets. Cats and dogs. The works. You slump and begin to lean against the wall… Continue reading

Yakyuuuuuu! (Or Japanese Baseball)

Another Crits for Water break. But don’t forget about the Freaky Friday Blogfest, running until the end of Sunday. Or something. BAHAHAHA go prod my Harry Potter fanfic luuuurve! Moving along. On the… Continue reading