Food + Travel, Life In Japan, Uncategorized

Local Tokyo: This Is The Burger

Hey everyone! I've been away for awhile, but I'm back! While I have been away, I've been out searching and exploring Japan with the Kid (Aeva), and we have found some fun and exciting  places. One of those places happening to be a restaurant called This Is The Burger in Kokubunji. We literally stumbled upon this restaurant while we… Continue reading Local Tokyo: This Is The Burger

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Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

  SUMMARY: More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends… Continue reading Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Book Club, Uncategorized

Spring Reading Challenge 2016: March Update

With March coming to an end, I decided to give you all a quick update on my progress with this month's book selections! For March, I planned to read: The Last Girl by Joe Hart, Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter, and The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. So far, I've read two books,… Continue reading Spring Reading Challenge 2016: March Update

Food + Travel, Life In Japan, Uncategorized

Life in Japan: A Day in Kawagoe

Over the weekend I met up with my friend Emiko and her daughter  at her home in Kawagoe. I have always wanted to visit Kawagoe, so I jumped at the opportunity when she asked us (myself and my daughter) to visit her. The trip was planned three weeks in advance, so I was ready to go… Continue reading Life in Japan: A Day in Kawagoe

Book Club, Uncategorized

Spring Reading Challenge: March 2016 Reading List

    Since being apart of a book club, I've been reading a lot more and its been fun. I love getting together with the ladies to eat and  discussion the book of the month, but I haven't been reading any of the books on my personal list. I get busy with my two-year-old or other activities,… Continue reading Spring Reading Challenge: March 2016 Reading List

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Local Tokyo: Kagetsu Arashi Ramen

There are a lot of local Japanese chain restaurant that my family love going to, but our favorite is Kagetsu Arashi Ramen. Kagetsu (what we call it for short) is the best place, in my opinion, to get a quick, piping hot meal at a decent price.  My family goes to Kagetsu at least once a week! We enjoy… Continue reading Local Tokyo: Kagetsu Arashi Ramen

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Local Tokyo: A Day at Hamura Zoo

Since the weather has started to shape up a bit, The Kid and I took a trip to our neighborhood zoo last Monday, and like always, we had a blast! The Hamura zoo is very small, but a perfect place for a short trip out of the house, and at ¥300 for adults and free… Continue reading Local Tokyo: A Day at Hamura Zoo

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Book Review: Big Girl Panties: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich

  SUMMARY: Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband’s illness and death. Now she’s alone at age thirty-two. And she weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be… Continue reading Book Review: Big Girl Panties: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich

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Reader’s Group Discussion Questions: Big Girl Panties

From HarperCollinsPublishers  Book review coming soon, but until then here's a few discussion questions... 1. Describe Holly and Logan. What misconceptions do they share about the other? How are they alike in spite of the difference in physical appearance? Are you more drawn to one of them? 2. Logan tells Natalie that "What I felt… Continue reading Reader’s Group Discussion Questions: Big Girl Panties

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Food Stand Heaven: Commune 246

At the beginning of last summer my family and I took a trip to Aoyama. Aoyama is an upscale shopping and entertainment district not too far from Harajuku and Shibuya. While exploring, we found a small narrow alley that expanded into a larger sized space called Commune 246. *Commune 246 located at 3 chome-13 Minamiaoyama, Minato,Tokyo. Open… Continue reading Food Stand Heaven: Commune 246