JLPT N1

I did it! I finally marked off one of my New Year’s resolutions! I took the highest level (N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) for the second time last weekend. The first time I took the test, I had been studying abroad in Kyoto for about a year, taking classes all in Japanese and participating […]

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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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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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Golden Week in Korea

I already posted about the most important thing that happened to me while I was in South Korea over Golden Week, my engagement! But here is all the other cool stuff I did! When I first arrived in Busan, it was about 11am and I was hauling a huge suitcase which weighed about 80lbs. In […]

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Korea: The Impossible Country – Book Review

Goodreads Summary: Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in […]

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Our Proposal Story!

I’m so excited to be able to share an exciting update with all of you! Junkyu and I got engaged recently when I visited him in Korea. I’ll first share how it happened and show you lots of pictures, then I will post about my entire trip to Korea (I was there for 9 days) […]

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A Trip to the Owl Cafe!

I am so lucky because Junkyu was able to come visit me this past weekend. He had a free pass for 6 months to use the Fukuoka/Busan International Ferry and it was a great deal so he made the most of it. It expires soon, so this was his last trip to Japan for a […]

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Working as a Study Abroad Intern

Currently, I live and work in Japan, but what really sparked my interest in living abroad permanently was my first trip to Japan as a student. Study abroad is so important to me and I hope to make my career helping others travel and study in other countries. Here is something I wrote about my […]

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