Row Row Row Your Boat

One of the things I have seen often around the Kintai-kyo are the Japanese boats along the shore. I have been wanting take a ride in them for a while but haven’t seen when they would be offering the rides when I was available to do it. Jeremy and I went down to the Kintai one weekend to see a matchlock gun demonstration. We walked all around the area but couldn’t find where the display was going to be. Instead we found the boats and they were getting ready to take people out onto the Nishiki River. Jeremy and I decided to do that instead. … More Row Row Row Your Boat

Catnip And Chill

I have talked often about Katniss and how she is my little blogging buddy. She is usually by my desk or on my chair when I write. If I spend too much time on the computer, she starts poking me to get me to get off the computer. She takes her duties seriously and I appreciate her working with me.
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Playing Dress Up In Iwakuni

November is just around the corner. That means the Marine Corps Ball is coming up soon. Being overseas can make dress hunting a little difficult. Unless you have really good luck buying clothes off the internet your options usually are what you bring with you, what someone is selling on the classifieds, or if you can find something at the thrift store or the dress exchange. My friend, Anneliese, needed something to wear to the ball but wanted to try something different for this year’s ball. She decided she wanted to wear a kimono. … More Playing Dress Up In Iwakuni

Wanna wrassle?

One of the things that has been at the top of my Japanese bucket list is to go see a Sumo event. Normally they are really expensive and far from us so I haven’t gone yet. On October 29th though there will be a sumo event in Hiroshima!!! I can’t wait to go with Jeremy. … More Wanna wrassle?

New Adventures In Same Hiroshima 

One of the great things about being stationed at MCAS Iwakuni is that new people are always arriving. One of the new neighbors in our building is Domenik and her husband, Larry. Last week Domenik and I decided that we needed more Lush in our life. If you don’t know what Lush is, I apologize. Please go to Lush and order a bath bomb ASAP. They are amazing. … More New Adventures In Same Hiroshima 

Conveying My Love Of Sushi

I spend way too much time on Facebook. One day a few weeks ago a video popped up about conveyor belt sushi restaurants. I shared it on my Facebook page and one of my friends, Chelsea, commented that there was a restaurant like that here in Iwakuni. Jeremy and I decided to go to it a few days after he came back from Okinawa. I believe the restaurant is called Kura Sushi. It’s in Cazl mall by Tully’s. … More Conveying My Love Of Sushi

Almost Home In Iwakuni

Over the past few weeks I have been exploring some new places around Iwakuni. I have gotten into a rut eating at the same places especially while Jeremy was in Okinawa. Thankfully my bestie in Japan, Danielle, has been pulling me out of being a hermit to try new places. Since her kids are in school now we have the time to go to lunch or coffee every week. We decided to go try out some new places. … More Almost Home In Iwakuni

A Blossoming Local Business

Between learning how to make flower crowns at Ashley’s workshop a few weeks ago, all the upcoming balls (Marine Corps ball, Navy ball, Mini Marine Corps Ball), Homecoming for the high school, and the upcoming holidays I wanted to find a local florist. Thankfully Saori from Explore Translations knew of a great florist shop near base. She took to the Flower Shop Bikouen and introduced me to the owner, Keiko Kagawa. Keiko has a great shop near Cazl mall. … More A Blossoming Local Business