Finally Fuji-San

This was not how I intended to meet Mt. Fuji.  Two and a half years ago I had planned to hike to the summit of this iconic and beautiful World Heritage site at some point during our 3 years here. Last year I planned to hike it with my husband and his daughter, I was simply … Continue reading Finally Fuji-San

Annual Evaluation – Internal Spring Cleaning 2015

It's that time of year again.  It is year two anniversary at the job and my evaluation will be coming up, which I went through last year here.  There's always room for improvement but I'm not sure what I can pin point for discussion with the boss, she will likely ask for this again. At … Continue reading Annual Evaluation – Internal Spring Cleaning 2015

October Excursions – Part 1

  Fukiware Waterfall & Kokeshi Doll Factory: Located in Gunma Prefecture which is North and West of Tokyo, this was about a 4.5 hour drive with a stop in the middle for snacks and restroom break.  Arriving at the Fukiware Waterfall.                 The first photo is a bridge … Continue reading October Excursions – Part 1

10 Things I Love About Living In Japan

I've noticed a lot of bloggers doing lists recently..favorite things, things they hate, things that bother, etc.  So, I thought why not jump on that bandwagon with my own list of things. We have lived in Japan just over a year now and are stilling loving it completely so I will give a list of … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Living In Japan

Birds of Prey ~ Spiritual Creatures

An unexpected surprise upon moving to Yokosuka are the birds.  Yes I know it's coastal, it's an island!  But, I am used to the Seagulls and Pigeons of California. I was not expecting to see two of my favorite birds constantly in the sky above. The Sea Hawk:  If you know me well you know I am … Continue reading Birds of Prey ~ Spiritual Creatures