Those pesky goals…

At the beginning of this year, I was optimistic that my whole life would change for the better in the course of 12 months. I would move to Korea, get out of my long-distance relationship and start a “real” one where my fiancé and I could go on dates to exciting places on the weekends. […]

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Endings and Beginnings

Finally! I can sit down and blog! This past week has been a roller coaster, but things are slowing down for now. I am currently in my new home in South Korea, and I’m taking advantage of my time off before I start my new job and get into a routine to catch you guys […]

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Nail Art in Japan

This is my last week in Japan, but I just couldn’t leave without seeing my nail artist again, so I got them done yesterday. I’ve always loved doing my nails, ever since I started painting them to break my (once) bad habit of biting them. Now even if my nails aren’t polished, I try to […]

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The Teacher’s Room Makes Me Crazy

As an introvert, I hate the layout of the teacher’s room. No matter where you go in Japan (and many parts of Asia) though, you will find that open work spaces are the standard. As an introvert, I have so many problems with the spaces I work in but thankfully I am leaving soon, so now I can air […]

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It’s Just a Game, Kids.

Yesterday I was at work during the Women’s World Cup Final between USA and Japan, but I was really interested to see who would win, since I am an American living in Japan. I know a lot of expats who live here either cheered for Japan or expressed that they would be happy no matter […]

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Sula – Book Review

Goodreads Summary: This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines from their close-knit childhood in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. Nel Wright has chosen to stay in the place where she was born, to marry, raise a family, and […]

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Rebel Belle – Book Review

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts. Just when […]

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