Life Moments

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

While walking around the food alleys south of Dotonbori, we passed by a sign that got my attention: Ninja Karaoke Izakaya.  Those are three magical words to get me to go check something out.

Memoirs From Marugame: More Dishes, More Pain – Day 7

Memoirs From Marugame: More Dishes, More Pain – Day 7

Another day washing dishes and another day of traffic. Pain is a good motivator. The way I get through it is by challenging myself with how much I can endure…I know I’m making it sound really bad, it’s more like I’m just very inconvenienced.

Memoirs From Marugame: Working The Register – Day 6

Memoirs From Marugame: Working The Register – Day 6

It’s my 6th day at Marugame Udon and today I’ll be working the cash register.  We seem to be deviating from the “learn to cook” plan.

Memoirs From Marugame: Calling In Sick – Day 5

Memoirs From Marugame: Calling In Sick – Day 5

Sometimes you call in sick from work because you’re sick. Sometimes you call in sick because you arrived at work and realized you forgot your uniform.  They get mad at people who forget their work uniform and empathize with those who are sick, so the […]

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be on an island of bunnies, wonder no more! There’s an island for that dream in Japan. It’s called Okunojima and can be accessed from Hiroshima within 2 hours.  This post will focus on getting to/from […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Talking To Strangers – Day 4

Memoirs From Marugame: Talking To Strangers – Day 4

On Day 4, I have to talk to strangers. Very weird to be on the other side of a food transaction.

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain And Appreciation – Day 3

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain And Appreciation – Day 3

Day 3 started with an optimistic attitude. Ready to learn and to cook. That optimism quickly faded away.

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain and Tempura – Day 2

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain and Tempura – Day 2

I woke up in so much pain. My back, neck, shoulders and feet were howling from three hours of moderate labor. It’s my 2nd day of work and my schedule time is now more manageable from 11am-3pm.  I leave home at 10am, listen to some […]

LARPing Through Planet J: A Live Action RPG in Macau

LARPing Through Planet J: A Live Action RPG in Macau

Planet J brings a classic RPG style video game about magic, knights and dragons to the real world.  There’s no other place on Earth I’ve seen that created this experience.