Category Archives: Japan

Lunch Decisions

Today, on the second day of a three-day long weekend, I found myself on the road.  I had spent the previous evening with my friend watching a double feature. (Avengers Infinity War and Deadpool 2–the PG and R superhero movies … Continue reading

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Finally

I’ve been writing about green tea kitkats for quite a while now.  Usually I grab them when I am overseas, or when I can force my students to bring them to me, or when I get to an Asian food … Continue reading

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Retail Distractions

Today, I visited two different shops on errands. These were a bit of a way from my house, but I managed to make the journey on secondary roads.  It was rather peaceful. First I went to the Pacific Mall to … Continue reading

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Sunshine

Becky at beckysopenbook was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger award.  Even kinder, she did not burden me with a bunch of rules and regulations.  She merely asked for a sunshine story and some pictures.  How could … Continue reading

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Taking Time for Tea

  When I lived in Japan, one of my students was a rather revered master of the tea ceremony.  On one occasion, my roommate and I were invited by her to participate in one.  It is highly ritualistic and at times beautiful.  It … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

  If you’re still following your New Year’s Diet, look away….run away…close this browser…but make sure you come back later.  When?  Later.  When you are full.  When the diet thing is done.  Later.   For those of you that have … Continue reading

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The Sound of Snow Falling

Today had two Perfect Moments. The first was the early morning snowfall. I was out of the house before the sun had cleared the horizon.  It was a short walk to my bus stop, but it was a quiet one.  … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

When traveling, I like to pop into convenience stores and supermarkets to see the different food for sale.  Sometimes, I stumble into things that take me back to places I have been.  In this case, it is my favorite Japanese … Continue reading

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Unexpected 2

We stopped in at a 7-11 for some snacks. While it was clear that the Thai version was run more like the Japanese version than the North American version, I wasn’t expecting this. They didn’t have the tuna mayonnaise version … Continue reading

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School Ties, Nostalgia….and Everything

The Western Mustangs won the Vanier Cup yesterday. For those not in the know, that is the Canadian University Football Championship.  As I went to Western, I both watched and celebrated the win. I try not to get too wrapped … Continue reading

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