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Food Carving

I recently had the privilege to host a food carving event for the Jewish Community of Japan in my home with Chef Hiroshi Nagashima.  Chef Nagashima is the head chef of the Honganji Temple restaurant Shisui in Tsukiji and has received … Continue reading

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I Heart Containers

Big Cutie was on a school field trip today across the city that required four train changes, and so I insisted I go and pick her up.  It was one of the more complicated and stressful train adventures I’ve had … Continue reading

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The Year I Completely Blew Off Hanukkah

And there’s no making up for it since the Miracle that was Thanksgivukkah won’t happen again for almost 8,000 years. Talk about blowing it as a blogger. But I just wasn’t feeling it this year. The whole Expat-Thanksgiving-lack of family-hard … Continue reading

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Keeping it Real

Lest you think my time here in Tokyo is all festivals, beautiful kimono and amazing food, I thought I would share to you my experience this afternoon. As a responsible adult I felt I needed to get some copies of … Continue reading

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And We Have a 12 Year Old!

Big Cutie turned 12 today. And she will again tomorrow. That’s how The Cuties see it at least, now that we live in Japan, where it’s a day ahead of the country in which they were born.  So she woke … Continue reading

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Sharpie Pumpkins

So school’s closed today.  On account of a typhoon. Life in Japan is always an adventure! The Cuties were not very interested in my idea of sleeping in until noon and then reading on the sofa all day in our … Continue reading

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Asakusa

Monday was National Sports Day here in Japan, so both The Cuties and my husband were on vacation.  It had been a while since we’d done something from one of our guidebooks, so we decided to head to Asakusa and … Continue reading

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Just Charming

Several years ago, The Cuties and my husband surprised me with a charm bracelet. They picked out several meaningful charms for my life up until that point and we’ve added to it ever since then. It’s truly one of my … Continue reading

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Making Dolls with My Dolls

My friend Jill told me about a Kokeshi Doll making workshop at Tokyu Hands {pretty much one of the coolest stores ever, which sells craft supplies, washi tape, stationery, bicycles and so much more}.  I immediately wrote it on the calendar … Continue reading

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Excuses, Excuses

Boy, do I got ‘em. The return to Real Life and the start of the school year has pretty much kicked my butt. Because the dining room table has been covered in my piles of projects, we’ve eaten almost every … Continue reading

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