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Where have I been?! I’ve had company in town! My friend Amanda, who came to visit me last spring, returned for a couple weeks with her boyfriend Steven. We had an absolute blast- Dan and I aren’t hermits per se, but we definitely get out more when we have friends in town! Some high lights [...]

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Alternate working title- Nobody Puts Peacock in the Van!! This is an event put on by the Samurai Hash House Harriers. (More on hashing here). A hashathon is a hash where you run 3 legs in one day totaling 26.2 miles/ 42 kilometers, or a marathon, give or take some distance. It’s a day long [...]

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Dan’s dad and stepmom came to visit Tokyo which is pretty awesome! His dad was just passing through on his way to Beijing for business, but his stepmom is here for a few more days. It’s neat to have family come visit. My mom will be visiting Japan, but after I’m no longer living here, [...]

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With my visitors being from the ever beautiful and outdoor-friendly Pacific Northwest, they definitely wanted to do a hike while visiting Japan. It kept getting pushed to the bottom of our priorities, which is how we ended up making our climb their last full day in Tokyo. I chose Mt. Takao because it was only [...]

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Happy Wednesday! I had a wonderfully lazy Wednesday because it was my rest day! I just worked on cleaning up the apartment and now that my visitors are gone and I have the time, started studying more diligently for my CPT exam. I’m hoping to take the test when I’m stateside this fall! I did [...]

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I never thought I’d see an actual Tsukiji tuna auction. First off, it’s about 45 minutes-an hour from me. Second, it begins at about 5am, and I didn’t really know that existed either. And finally, it’s so popular that if you show up at 5am, you’re late and don’t get in. Seriously. But let’s back [...]

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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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Being Safe in Tokyo

Hi all! I am SO sorry I’ve been gone so much! I know I sound like a broken record, but my girl friends from college and I have been so busy! Check out what we accomplished in 2 weeks: Meiji Shrine Harajuku Shibuya cat cafe geisha makeover Kyoto Osaka Nara Yokohama Tsukiji Tokyo Disney Sea [...]

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I’m still alive, and miss blogging! I’m hoping now I can be back on a regular schedule after missing two days. It was just too difficult to get to a computer/ upload images while playing tour guide to my friends all day! But let me assure you, we’ve kept busy busy, and I’m excited to [...]

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I have 2 exhausted Oregon girls happily passed out on my couch! While Amanda wasn’t feeling so good, I took Brittany out for her first day in Tokyo. Since I’m bringing them hashing Friday, we needed to get red dresses to run in. The Lady in Red, a very famous hasher, passed away, and we [...]

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