Realizations

Original Post Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 When you prepare to go abroad they tell you that it will be a “once in a lifetime experience”, that you’ll make amazing friends from all over the world and that you will have a “life changing adventure”. To be honest, I vastly underestimated the change I would face

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Enjoying the High Life

Original Post Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 Well my dear family and friends, it’s been quite some time since I last updated you on my life here in Japan and as I currently have less than 2 months left in my new homeland I thought I would let you know what I’ve been up to!

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Golden Week: Trip to Kamakura

Original Post Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014 Greetings Family and Friends! The past 2-ish weeks or so have been a part of a special holiday in Japan called “Golden Week” where there are several holidays in a row so that many students (and workers) take the time off to go and travel with family and

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Time for a Change!

Original Post Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 Well, as very few people know I went to get my hair cut yesterday. And when I say cut I really mean I got it cut… I realize that many people won’t like what I did with my hair but I just want to make it perfectly clear

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Just Your Average Day at Keio

Original Post Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Curious about what I did this Friday? Well, here’s a basic run down of everything that happened! I started the day as I usually do by waking up around 7:30, showering and getting ready and then heading down to breakfast around 8:00AM or so. The weather has been

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Living in Passion

Original Post Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 If living in Japan has taught me anything over the past several months it’s that you can never wait for it to be the “right time” to try something new. In waiting for adventure we will forever be attacked by the new and unexpected and in our need

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First Week of School + General Updates

Original Post Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Greetings Friends and Family, I hope that you`re all doing well this week! I`m sure that anyone back in the States is probably surprised but classes for Keio University just started this week! Which means that instead of teaching I`m finally back to learning in the classroom! And

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Hanami – 花見客

Original Post Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 It’s springtime in Tokyo, which means that it is time for hanami or “observing cherry blossoms” in the park! Here’s some background information on what hanami actually is: Hanami – “(lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, “flower” in this case

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Southeast Asia Trip!

Over Winter break my best friend Taylor and I took a 14 day trip around Asia and visited Singapore, Phuket Thailand, and Chiangmai Thailand respectively for a couple days each. Since I never posted a full detailed blog about all of our adventures in Thailand, I thought that I’d just provide everyone with some representative

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Fitness in Japan?

Original Post Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 For the first semester I was in Japan I didn’t really work out, other than at frisbee practice, which really bothered me and started to get me down after a while. At Allegheny I make sure to go to the gym 4-5 times a week (with the exception

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