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 […]

The One about Collecting Japanese Baseball Cards

For Japanese baseball fans, you will more than likely run into many, may they be in Japan or outside of Japan, who are baseball card collectors. Personally, I have been a card collector for many years. From MLB, NFL, NBA packs to comic book-related cards and different stages in my life. Granted, a lot of my card buying days took place back in my younger years, as a child who […]

The One about Shimochari Bicycle Service in Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazwa is known for its shops and restaurants but for those looking for a bike or need bike service should stroll by Shimochari Bicycle Service owned by Hajime. When going inside the shop,  you’ll notice that there are is a lot of love for California, may it be surf-inspired signs (or American signs in general) to his line of California Bikes that many people purchase and want to stroll in […]