Monthly Archives: May 2013

Myranda Looks at Shiny Buildings

I started off this past week with an afternoon visit to the famed Kinkakuji (金閣寺), that golden temple reflecting into a pond that you’ve seen in any google image search for “Japan.” Well here it is. The reason I don’t … Continue reading

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Over the river and through the woods.

I’ve been bopping around cities and towns for the two months or so I’ve been here, it was about time I got out to the country. Good thing it was, you know, 20 minutes from my dorm. This beautiful slice … Continue reading

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To build a home.

I’ve found that no matter where you end up shipping yourself off to, you kind of have to make a home out of it. Moving to Kyoto, even though it is rather short term, has been a bit challenging. Every … Continue reading

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Capital T

I wasn’t really sure what to expect before going to Tokyo. Heart pounding I boarded the bullet train clutching the little bag of bento/dinner that I brought with me. I was striking out, finally traveling alone, doing whatever I wanted … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Struggle Basu

It’s not all mochi ice cream and ninja buffets here. Ok maybe it is. This past week, however, has served to provide many “I just want to lay in bed and not think about it” moments. You know the kind. … Continue reading

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