Monday, January 31, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

winter break highlights

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As many of you know, I decided to spend my winter break here, instead of making the pilgrimage back home for the holidays. My cousin was here for a little over a week, which was awesome! Nobody from home has ever come to visit me before, so it was a new experience.

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First we spent a day in Tokyo, visiting Akihabara, Roppongi, Shibuya….

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Hachiiiiii <3 Man, I love that dog.

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Then some biking around town!

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A day trip to Kamakura…

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…complete with money laundering!

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Quite literally ringing in the new year at a local temple!

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Finally, a trip to Nikko with the Ishikawas!

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Winter break is almost over, and I’m just relaxing reading books, doing a little shopping here and there, and just hanging out in general. School’s going to start again fairly soon… so…

that’s all for now!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


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Happy New Year’s from the Beaver Cousins!!

My cousin is visiting me right now (which explains all lack of posts)!! We decided to spend our New Year’s Japanese-style at a Buddhist temple with some friends of mine. Complete with bell-ringing, wish burning, and book slapping. There were fireworks, too.