A Habit Learned In Japan

While we were driving around today it occurred to me that there was a habit I learned in Japan that I didn't notice until now.  Instead of pointing towards something with my finger I use my whole hand in a more gentle gesture. I was pointing at something out the window and gestured with my … Continue reading A Habit Learned In Japan

New Blogger to Share — The Fun Boss

Aquarium EntranceIt was a rainy day today, so I took Estelle to the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla. We’ve been meaning to go there for awhile, as I have always had a fascination with the ocean, and Estelle is too young to care. So, off we went. If you plan… … Continue reading New Blogger to Share — The Fun Boss

Frantic February

I know it's been a bit since I last posted, so much has been happening this month with preparing for our move out of Japan.  Plus we have been battling a little bit with admin trying to get our flights figured out.  It's so hard to push off a big trip till the last minute, … Continue reading Frantic February

Two Off The Japan Bucket List

As our time in Japan comes to a close we managed to get one last trip in that has been hanging over us for the last three years.  It accomplishes ticking off more than one bucket list for us.  Some will not appreciate our indulgence here but it was something we truly wanted to experience … Continue reading Two Off The Japan Bucket List

Turn Of The Year Mayhem

After returning from Hong Kong we immediately started preparing for my step-daughter to visit and join us in bringing in 2016. We headed to Tokyo on New Year's Eve day, as is our tradition while in Japan, and had a reservation at our favorite little boutique hotel (Sakura Fleur Aoyama)in Shibuya.  The decor is cute, … Continue reading Turn Of The Year Mayhem

Hong Kong Holiday

Our final big, outside Japan trip for the time we have left in this beautiful country we decided on Hong Kong for Christmas week.  The husband had spent a short time there while deployed many years ago and wanted to go back for a longer stay to explore more and lets be honest - he … Continue reading Hong Kong Holiday

Awesome Noise

Noise...I've experienced different kinds of noise to wrap up my 2015.  From OzzFest (Head-banging, thrash metal concert festival) to Hong Kong at Christmas, and Tokyo for New Years Eve - the noise was real.  One was literally a lot of sound and cranked up high and the other was more pushy salesmen and noisy touristy … Continue reading Awesome Noise