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Trip of a Lifetime: Central & Southern Vietnam

We left Northern Vietnam {read all about our adventures here} and flew to Da Nang.  We arrived and drove a half hour or so late at night to Hoi An.  It was dark, we were tired and so we joined … 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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Shrine Sale Find

Shrine Sales have been one of the hidden surprises to life in Tokyo. Held on the grounds of Shinto shrines, they are part antique sales and part flea markets.  With a cohort of girlfriends, I’ve attended one or two a … Continue reading

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Something from Nothing

So I’m taking this wonderful Sumi-e class {ancient Asian ink painting}.  I’m the only beginner in a class full of women who have been taking the class for years.  They are painting magnificent tri-paneled screens, silk panels as tall as I … Continue reading

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I Went to Paper Heaven AND it Smelled Great

No trip to Kyoto is complete without a visit to Kyukyodo Stationery and Incense Shop.  Its been in business since 1663.  When you’re about to hit your 350th anniversary, it’s clear you kinda know what you’re doing. The shop sells … Continue reading

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A Super Shopping Day

While Cute Husband might disagree, I’m not usually one to spend an entire day shopping. But I did today! :-) I stumbled upon this blog that talks about all sorts of great craft stores all over Tokyo.  Since all of … Continue reading

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