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People Pics Competition

A fun photo competition hosted by Holiday Extras and judged by Melvin at Traveldudes may just help me win that iPad 2 I’ve been after! Or a wallet full of travel vouchers from Thomas Cook! Here’s hoping! Two of my favourite Harajuku shots taken on a Sunday afternoon, […]

Photos 10 & 11 – Free Art Giveaway!

Today I’m posting one of my favourite street shots from Tokyo.  Japan is such a fascinating and photogenic place and probably the place that inspires my photographic eye the most! If you would like to have an original print of this photo (4″x 6″) sent to you […]

Seeing Self-Expression in Tokyo

I love Tokyo for it’s people-watching, societal rules, busyness, conformity and attempts at self-expression. One of the best places to observe this self-expression in teenagers is in Harajuku, a common area outside Harajuku station, at the opening of Yoyogi Park and adjacent to Takeshita-dori, a Japanese teenager’s […]

In the Beginning…

The very first business trip that I took was in the year 2000, when I was freshly home from au pairing in Europe and just accepted to a government-funded internship program at my alma-mater, Medicine Hat College. The internship had me working with international students from Korea, […]

For Japan ♥

For the first time in a long while (ever?), I’ve decided to let readers in on my job. Some of you might know, I work in marketing at a private language school; the student-base is all international, college-age students and I’m fortunate enough to travel to many […]

Home Away From Home: More Serviced Apartments

In my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to stay in various furnished apartments and serviced residences here and there. Nothing quite compares to the Oakwood Shinjuku in it’s ultra-modern, Japanese glory but there are a couple of other places that deserve mention. Since the former Oakwood Shinjuku […]

Feel-good photos from Seoul & Tokyo

Welcome to 2010! For the first post of the year, I thought I would share just a couple of feel-good photos I found on my phone recently. Love your life Love your dream I see this building each time I go to Incheon Airport. It’s a good […]

Ten Thousand Ways to Flush a Toilet in Tokyo

As much as I love Japan, it perplexes me. Even in my most private of moments, I am absolutely baffled. While laughing about embarrassing Japanese toilet moments, I assured my friend, Motoko, that I could easily write a post on Japanese “comfort stations”, so here it is! […]

The Amber Lion

Whenever I go to Tokyo I visit my good friend, Akitaka Yamada, who owns a vintage clothing store in western Tokyo. I’ve known Aki for a couple of years now and he is actually a former student from the school where I work in Vancouver. Aki has […]

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