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Itsukushima & Okonomiyaki A few weeks ago I went to Hiroshima with my aunt. Originally, the plan was to just go to the peace memorial park and see the effects of the atomic bomb. Upon further research, my aunt found the Itsukushima Shrine, a world heritage site. Apparently there are quite a few in Japan (I know, I’m technically from here and I should know these things)! Anyway, one of the teachers at the school I work at is from Hiroshima and I asked him for some advice on what we should see/do/eat. We were only planning on going for...

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Hi all! It’s been a crazy few weeks here – wrapping up at school, finding a 2nd job, finding a summer job… I’ve taken a couple of days for myself to spend some time with LeeMo, as it’s been a few weeks. I found some amazing paper the other day while I was shopping and couldn’t wait to make a pair of earrings with it! Check em out: It was fantastic to get my hands on paper again  I, like every other girl in the world, have been obsessing over sherbert colors, and have been loving on the pastels and...

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I had the pleasure of being featured on a blog called all things paper. Ann discovers and shares amazing art all made from paper! Being obsessed with paper myself, I fell in love with her blog immediately. Check out the great post she wrote about LeeMo here, http://www.allthingspaper.net/2012/07/leemo-origami-earrings.html Thanks again, Ann!

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I know, I know, I’ve done it again. Every single time, I tell myself that I’m going to set a schedule and stick to it… clearly, notsomuch. The fun thing is that lots and lots has happened since the beginning of May – to sum it up (in no particular order): -new job, new hair -got addicted to shopping -friends wo do improv comedy shows / morimoto -getting to know my students / fellow teachers / sports festival -rooftop bbq – kobe visit – crepes So really… I haven’t been that busy. I’ve actually lied about all of the above...

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it’s a new day, a blank slate, a fresh start. that’s how each day should start. i read a great quote on pinterest the other day: “you can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk” after reading that, i decided to start living it. today was indeed a day of new experiences! i got to park our family car (in japan, this is no easy feat), i tried a new kind of food that i’ve always been curious about, and i got to drive a scooter! i’ve been allowed to take the car around the block...

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