This weekend I embarked on a small day trip to one of Fukuoka's most famous shrines: Dazaifu Tenmangu. I chose this location since it was easily accessible by train (only 40 minutes from central Fukuoka) and there were some interesting foods to try. The trip was easy to do and was a nice way to... Continue Reading →
This weekend was cold and rainy so naturally I spent my Saturday exploring the exciting and wonderous place that is... Costco! My host mother had planned on doing some weekend shopping, so I was excited to tag along and see what, (if anything) was different than our Costco back at home.
A poem about my first Kakigoya (oyster hut) experience. First weekend with host family, driving around- lots of shrines to see. An afternoon stop by the ocean shore, to a small food stand - seafood galore. How to fight the biting chill? With fresh oysters on a flaming grill. Newly equipped with a safety glove, cooking... Continue Reading →
First week of Japanese language school and living abroad in Fukuoka, done! As expected, it went by in a snap.
Welcome to winter in Fukuoka! We have had snow the past two days (at an unprecedented amount), and the air has been colder than almost all the previous winters. Though I have been enjoying the beauty and whiteness that has transformed the city around me, I am most certainly not used to the biting chill... Continue Reading →
Good morning 2021, it's finally a new year! To start off on the right foot, I was excited to follow Japanese tradition and eat Osechi Ryori for the first meal of the year. This fare consists of colorful dishes arranged in separate compartments of a black box called jubako. In old times, cooking was not... Continue Reading →
I can't believe it's New Year's Eve! (Partly because I've lost track of time from the monotony of quarantine, and partly because it feels like half of me is still living 17 hours behind in California time.) But, regardless of my inner clock's dysfunctionality, it's the 31st of December here in Japan which means the... Continue Reading →