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