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I’ve had most people ask me about getting made into a geisha, and what it’s like, so I thought I’d blog about that today! While my girl friends were in town visiting, we decided to do a Maiko, or Geisha, makeover in Kyoto. It was about $100/ person, which included makeup, costuming, photo shoot, and [...]

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I’ll start with my fantastic news first: Dan’s backpack was found!!! Last night was a little rough. It took us a long time to fall asleep. We slept with all three locks on our door locked up, including our balcony door despite not being on ground level. With someone potentially having our address and key, [...]

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To start, Club 33 is a private club inside Disneyland park. Currently, membership is $10,000 USD, with annual dues at $3,000. It is not open to the public, not even for a peek! There is a tour you can take at the park that takes you into the lobby, but not the restaurant upstairs. The [...]

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We had a crazy week in Orlando, a lot of ups and downs. Some of the downs were Dan getting a bad cold, I got food poisoning, got my credit card number stolen and charged up, left my purse at a hotel and the staff wouldn’t let me go back and get it (more on [...]

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Having spent over a month in Oregon and Washington, I had too much fun! So here are some highlights As soon as our flight landed in Seattle, we met with Kelsey and Jim to see the Nutcracker and have dinner at Daniel’s. Fun AND delicious, except we were horribly jetlagged! Surprised my family for Christmas! [...]

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Almost 2 months?! Where have I been?! If you guessed traveling, you’d be correct! I just don’t seem to make it to my laptop too often when I’m on the road. At the end of November, Dan and I took a shinkansen (bullet train) down to Kyoto and had an amazing weekend of sight seeing! [...]

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Fall in Oregon

I love living in Tokyo, but nothing beats fall in the Pacific Northwest. I spent a good chunk of time in Portland and Seattle with friends and family, and it was fantastic! In Oregon, I got to visit with my girlfriend from college Carlie and meet her baby daughter Avery! My friend Brittany works at [...]

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Nate from birth to 5 months This is slightly belated, but on October 20th, Nate turned 6 months old! Photo by Paul Thayer I could tell you all about Nate from birth to present, but since i missed a lot of that time it’d be a lot of texting to my sister and brother in [...]

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That made me giggle. On that note, I have been reunited with my littlest love, Penny! Which can only mean one thing- I’m back home in Japan! It has been SO long since i have updated, I plan to do 2 catch-up entries- one for my time in Seattle and one for my time in [...]

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Dan and I just had an amazing time at our friend’s wedding in Santa Barbara, and are tucked in for the night because we’re up at 4am tomorrow for our Disneyland half marathon! I’m excited, nervous and hope my legs are ready!! It begins at 5:45am, and our wave is starting tentatively at 6:05am. I [...]

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