The One about “Terrace House Boys x Girls Next Door”

It was back in 2012 when “Terrace House”, a Japanese reality TV series aired on television. And as many people have been glued to Netflix watching “Terrace House: Aloha State” and “Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City”, a new series titled “Terrace House: Opening New Doors” will be debuting on Netflix Japan next month in Japan. But the “Terrace House” that I want to discuss is my favorite, […]

The One about Francesco Rosi’s “The Moment of Truth”

When it comes to daring films, one of the filmmakers to emerge from post-neorealist Italian cinema and literally shake the film industry was Francesco Rosi. Rosi was known to take on corruption in his films and in 1962, his film “Salvatore Giuliano” would earn him the “Silver Bear for Best Director” at the 12 Berlin International Festival and would continue to pursue controversial topics and subjects throughout his career, including […]

From U.S. Embassy of Tokyo: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Lan October 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Lan (currently situated east of the Philippines), could strengthen between Friday and Saturday as it passes east of the Philippines and Taiwan and may impact Japan this weekend.  The official forecast from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center is that Typhoon Lan could reach super typhoon intensity by Friday — meaning its top winds will reach at least 150 mph.  Typhoon Lan could make a close brush with Okinawa over the […]

The One about the Six-Month Eating Experiment and Latest Blood Test

These last six months have been an interesting experiment. I wanted to move away from my meal plans and see what happens if I slowly started to incorporate things that I stopped eating, incorporate more carbs and to see how my body would react in the latest round of blood tests. I still workout, I have maintained the weight (although I am back on size 33-34 waist, definitely not fitting […]

Q&A: The One about Answering Your Questions Part I

Hi everyone! I get asked a lot of questions in regards to traveling, so once in awhile, I’ll feature a Q&A on the site! So, let’s begin… Q:  Is it true that people in Japan are overworked and work very long hours?  I want to work in Japan but I’m scared of working long hours. A:  Yes, there are companies that work their employees up the yin yang, more than […]

The One about Batman Day – September 23, 2017

On September 23rd, DC Comics and many comic shops around the world celebrated BATMAN DAY. As #BatmanDay was trending on social media, I was interested about this event as it would celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harley Quinn. You know…the fem fatale bad ass that appeared on the “Batman: The Animated Series” and became so popular that she became a significant character in the comic books and became a symbol […]