Monthly Archives: January 2014

Chinese New Year

It is 12:16am in Japan, and I am currently two hours into a seven-hour night bus ride from Nagoya to Tokyo. Darrin is sitting in the seat next to me, blanket pulled over his face, attempting to sleep. We’re headed … Continue reading

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出初め式 (Fire Department Brigades and New Year Parade)

Last Sunday, I went with one of my German roommates, Eva, to visit Nagoya Port for the first time to watch the annual 出初め式 (Fire Department Brigades and New Year Parade). Fire Department Parade Nagoya Port is only about 45 … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Dear all, I am healthy and safe and back in Japan again! It’s been about 36 hours since I made it back to my dorm-room in Nagoya around 11pm on January 1st after a long day of planes, airports, and … Continue reading

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