Japanniversary the 4th

Four years ago on this day, I arrived in Japan, the country I currently call home. I still remember the confusion and sheer terror I felt when arriving at Shinjuku station, seeing all of the bustling people, thinking, What am I doing here? and wanting to turn around and go straight home. But I stayed. It…

I think I have a little problem…

Recently, whenever I go to the shops, any stationery or 100 yen shop, I can’t stop myself from buying stickers. In a place like Japan – the land of kawaii – this is dangerous. I probably now have enough stickers to last me until well past the end of the academic year. Oh dear. “It’s…

Meet Danbo

This little guy is a cardboard robot who originally appeared in the Japanese manga Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma. I’ve never read it, but I discovered him via a Facebook friend’s photos. It was quite simply love at first sight for me. Isn’t he just adorable?! I think he’s super cute… too cute for his own good even.…