Japan

GLAY Miracle Music Hunt 20th Anniversary FINAL in Tokyo Dome 053015!

June 5th, 2015 by snippets_and_scribbles3 Comments

For the second time this year, I had the chance to see my favorite band GLAY perform live. It was still a part of the Miracle Music Hunt tour, but this was the final part and it was in Tokyo Dome! I attended Yokohama Arena concert last February, which you can read about here. They announced the Tokyo Dome concert then, and I made sure that I applied for better seats this …continue reading

Filed Under: Concerts, Japan

My first GLAY Concert in Japan! Miracle Music Hunt 2015 in Yokohama Arena!

February 20th, 2015 by snippets_and_scribblesNo Comments

After almost five years of living in Japan, I finally had the chance to watch a GLAY Concert Live! I was lucky to get a ticket from the fan club lottery. I was debating between applying for the Saitama show or the Yokohama show. December was a crazy month for work and my trip back home so the Yokohama one seemed better. I applied and won a ticket for the …continue reading

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4 Years in Japan

April 1st, 2014 by snippets_and_scribbles2 Comments

Today marks the 4th year of my stay in Japan. A lot of things has happened since then (some good, some not too good) but I’m still here! I’m very blessed that I can live out my dream of living in this country. Living by myself has taught me a lot of important lessons that I wouldn’t have learned back home. At the same time it also made me realize …continue reading

Filed Under: Japan, Spring

Hay Fever in Japan

March 29th, 2014 by snippets_and_scribblesNo Comments

I have a love/hate relationship with spring in Japan. Spring marks the end of a very cold and depressing winter season. Life begins anew:  it’s really the time for Mother Nature to show off her beauty. The cherry blossoms bloom and it’s nice to walk around under the trees, or go on a picnic with friends surrounded by cherry blossom trees. I can set aside my thick winter coats and …continue reading

Filed Under: Illness, Japan, Spring

The “Lucky Bag” (福袋)

January 3rd, 2014 by snippets_and_scribblesNo Comments

Celebrating New Year in Japan is quite different from what I’m used to. For one thing, there are no fireworks display or firecrackers used to welcome the New Year. But that doesn’t make it less interesting. There are many things that make the Japanese New Year celebrations special. There’s the famous O-sechi Ryouri (おせち料理): the Japanese traditional dish,  Hatsumoude (初詣): visiting shrines on New Year, and so on. But for this …continue reading

Filed Under: Japan, Traditions