Recent Realities Vol. 9

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It’s September! Holy cow. Last I checked, I was suffering from the humidity in July, and then I was swamped with work in August . . . it’s really amazing how fast time go by as we get older. Now, I hope time will slow down a bit for the next six months because it’s time for all the US holidays to start! I’ve been waiting for this. I get a four-day weekend for Labour Day, and then another long weekend in October along with my ten-days vacation, and in November . . . yes. I’m ready for the days off! In the meantime, check out what I’ve been up to for the last two months, which involved eating a lot of good food, going on a de-cluttering spree, finding old money, and buying a new tech gadget.

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Aigoo Adventures: Kyushu 2017

Aigoo Adventures

Last month, over Memorial Day weekend, I travelled back to Japan to visit Fukuoka and Karatsu! I chose to visit there mostly because I wanted to see Karatsu Castle, which was featured in Yuri!!! On Ice as Hasetsu Castle. With Karatsu being an hour away from Fukuoka by train, I decided that it made sense to fly into Fukuoka and find accommodation, and then just do a quick day trip to Karatsu and still have a bit of time to check out Fukuoka. Plus, the plane ticket was so cheap ($157 roundtrip with Jeju Air!), and so off I went on a short weekend trip to Kyushu, the southernmost island of mainland Japan. Enjoy this post about my trip, and keep an eye out for my next travel post in July, for I am making my way to Busan!

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TC’s Treasures: June 2017

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I am back with a new TC’s Treasures post. When I posted this in April, before my trips, I hadn’t had many favourites then. After my trips? My list of favourites went on a major expansion. From a tech gadget to Japanese and French beauty products to Japanese snacks to Japanese airline, this list just exploded. Do check out the things I have been loving! Let me know if you’ve tried any of my favourites. My next post will be about my Fukuoka trip. But first, my favourites!

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Recent Realities Vol. 7

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It has been a while since my last Recent Realities post. I’ve blogged about my major happenings, but now I am here to share with the other events in my life. Read on to see my food highlights, reunion with a childhood friend, moment with a hilarious sign, experience with a new event, and future travel plans. I’ve been quite busy!

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Luggage Lore

Luggage Lore

For my upcoming trip, I needed new luggage. Of all my tasks in preparing for this trip, this proved to be my least favourite. But it needed to be done. I fully admit to not being a light packer, and on top of that, I buy a lot of souvenirs and gifts back whenever I go to Japan. A huge chunk of what I buy are actually gifts for family and friends, but I am not above treating myself, either. With all that I take and bring with me, I’ll need some good luggage. The one I had broke, though, so it was time for me to consider some new ones.

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