Back in Canada

Hello friends & family & followers,

I have returned to Canada safe and sound. I have been here just over a month now and am settling in well. I would like to continue blogging as I have enjoyed doing so for the last three years. I would like to keep this blog set up as it is right now, as my documentation of my life in Japan, so I will continue blogging over here at my blog on

Thanks to all who have read and followed me along in my adventure in Japan. It certainly was a beautiful experience. I met amazing people and will always hold Japan and the people I met there dear to my heart.

I leave this blog now, as I left Japan, with a quote given to me by my dear friend (one of many who I miss so much already):

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”                                                                                                                           ― Miriam Adeney


June Photo Challenge : Images

I have no idea why Flickr is failing me, and refusing to show the photos I link to. I have been trying to update the links to refresh them and get them to show, but it doesn’t seem to be working all the time. If you see a Flickr error message instead of an image, you should still be able to click on the image, which will take you to the Flickr page of that image where it can be seen.



June Photo Challenge : 21

As you can gather from my last post, I did not get up at a respectable hour today. It’s been a long while since I got home when the sun was coming up. I don’t handle it as well as I used to. I lay in bed all day and watched “The Mindy Project” (which is excellent, thanks for the recommendation Katie!) When I finally decided I should go get food, it was raining. So I ordered pizza. According to my step counter (which I still wore for some reason) I walked about 1,000 steps today. Can’t win ’em all friends.

raindrops on screen

A Lazy Sunday

In an effort to show you more what my everyday life is like – which began way back when I snapped some photos around my base school but was then abandoned due to my forgetful nature – here is me on a typical day (this particular day being Sunday the 16th) in my apartment. This is the bed I sleep on, but during the day I shift it upwards so part of it is against the wall, creating a makeshift couch. It is by no means as comfortable as even the most uncomfortable couch, but it does the trick. Catching up on my stories with my two roommates – Hello Kitty and Little Lamb.

lazy sunday with hello kitty and little lambA lazy Sunday on my makeshift couch

Watched the latest Survivor episode, which involved a disgusting challenge. Has anyone else been watching? Then caught up on The Big Bang Theory, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Rachel Zoe Project, and Up All Night. Thank God for the internet! Hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend!