The peak of Mt Tanigawa with a pole that shows 1,693 m the height of the mountain

Tanigawa, Gunma

Kismet. Destiny. Fate. Powerful words that I’ve been fighting against for most of my life. In Year 12 I submitted an essay in my application to an undergraduate degree for medicine. I wrote about not believing in fate but instead in hard work and taking …

Dragonfruit

I caved in recently and bought a single dragonfruit from my local supermarket. I saw it at the entrance where there was a fruit display that sat separately from the rest of the fresh produce. It had been hastily decorated, enough that you could recognise …

Utsunomiya, Tochigi

Last month, I produced a series of travel stories around my trip to Utsunomiya for The AU Review. They are very comprehensive and I will link to them below. But I wanted to carve out a bit of space on my blog to talk about …

Not Your Token Minority

Not Your Token Minority with Tao

Recently, I got to catch up with my friend and former Tokyo resident, Tao Lin, for her new podcast, Not Your Token Minority. We met during her time living in Japan and we’ve always gotten along, whether through our love of food, dancing or perhaps …

Eggs ‘n Things, Ginza

I’ve been living in Japan for over two years now and have made countless of trips here over the years. But pinch me because this week is the first time I’ve ever been to Eggs ‘n Things! Eggs ‘n Things is a chain of restaurants …

Sendai, Tohoku

After a bountiful stay in Aomori, the next leg of our Tohoku travels is Sendai. Despite not being one of the ‘big name’ cities like Tokyo and Osaka, Sendai definitely isn’t a city to sleep on. Boasting a population of over one million, it holds …

Eneko Tokyo, Nishiazabu

Restaurants and bars are a universally competitive industry, but never is it more so than in Tokyo. A city with an estimated 60,000 establishments coupled with an income destroying pandemic certainly is akin to playing the game on a God-tier level of difficulty. The closure …