Winter Blues… Already??

Well, winter sure came fast. Japan pretty much skipped fall this year. The leaves hadn’t even really gotten a chance to change, and it’s already too cold to leave my house without a coat. Last year around this time, my friend and I were starting to feel the winter blues, so we started preparing for […]

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The NaNo Effect

Last year I started this blog a few weeks before tackling National Novel Writing Month. I hadn’t done it since high school, and needed a good way to motivate myself to finish the first draft of my novel. And I did it. I finished my book and won NaNoWriMo 2013. The work is not over, however! […]

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Guilt.

I feel really guilty. Mostly because I’m becoming the exact person I don’t want to be. The person who says, ”I’m too busy right now,” and makes excuses in order to be excused from doing something I want to. The fact is that I am actually very busy. School (aka work) is exhausting and I […]

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Reading.

This post was inspired by this post about dying bookstores. When I was younger, my dad worked downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. If he had something to do on the weekend, he would take me there and I would have to wait for him to finish his work. Afterwards, as a treat, he would take me […]

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Confidence!

It’s been a while since my last post. Here’s the reason why: I went to the hospital from being stressed and it was not fun. I knew I needed a change in my life. I was mad at everyone, especially myself. I got jealous and when I talked to friends it was usually to complain […]

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Movie Review: カノジョは嘘を愛しすぎてる

Since the movie is in Japanese, I will review it in Japanese as well as English! This is a fantastic movie, and anyone should check it out. 初めて日本語でこのブログで書くことにしましたが、日本人の読者が増えたらもっと日本語で書きたいなとは思ってます! では、先週映画館行ってきました!カノジョは嘘を愛しすぎてるを見に行ったんですね。漫画(一巻)と本(小説)は両方買ったんですけど、映画を見る前に漫画の一部だけを読めたのです。 So I went to the movies last week. I went to see Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (Literally: She is too in love with lies). Apparently, there […]

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Book Haul.

Last weekend, I had a really rejuvenating trip to Kyoto. And the funny thing is, I didn’t exactly do anything important. I mean, I went to a Mayday (Taiwanese rock group) concert in Osaka and it was amazing. More on that in a bit. And then I stayed with a friend in Kyoto and got […]

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Almost.

I am at the point of Almost. Almost finished with my first draft. Almost done with NaNoWriMo. Almost got to 5k today. Almost have a massive headache. Almost is a strange place to be. I know I will finish soon, and I am on the edge of my seat. However, writing today was incredibly difficult. […]

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Debates.

Today I woke up early on this fine-weathered Saturday morning and judged a debate contest! These students speak English so well, but even the ones who were lacking in English could debate with the best of them! I was so inspired and it was invigorating to watch such a nice competition and be a part […]

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