#HokkaidoSummerSlice

Hey! It’s me! It’s you! Not at all a long post, but just dropping in to say “Hi, I’m back.” Or maybe to say that I’m still here. Keeping up with you has gotten a bit harder lately, every time I think I’ve figured it out. Lots on the plate.  One of my new favorite…

氷屋ぴーす Fire and (Shaved) Ice #SweetToothTokyo

The air thick with heat, laden with moisture, -a heat wave if you will- the cool rolling down my back until it’s finally wisped away- a vapor. Now’s a great time for Kakigori. Simply defined as Japan’s traditional take on shaved ice, crunchy and topped with a range of options, syrup, fruit, condensed milk, sweet…

Tuk Tuk Beep Beep #PostCards #SE43

Was I safe? Probably not. Did I survive? Alive and well to tell you all about it. After my day in Ayutthaya, I arrived in Bangkok with intention to find my way to Lumpinee Boxing Stadium for a Muay Thai match. After a number of taxis turned me down, I thought maybe I got the…

A Tor in Ayutthaya, Thailand #PostCards #SE43

Oops. This one got lost in the mail… Perhaps CIA isn’t technically my alma mater, I’m not sure the rules. But it seems Tor is indeed my brother. I had taken very little time to actually plan what I’d do once I arrived to Thailand. So it was a great pleasure to meet up with…

#PostCards #SE43

Yikes! Another mission to get you caught up with all the catching up I’ve been doing. I’ve been living in Japan with the idea that I would explore all of Asia (or at least most of it) on board a ship. But since I’ve been in Japan, that ship hasn’t left Japan. So just to…

Strawberry Nandaro: #SweetToothTokyo Detour

I know what I told you, but you’ll have to forgive me. It seems that every time I mention a food tour, I end up on a detour. So, for now, I won’t tell you the details of the wonderful food tour ahead of us but Japan will only be a part of it. As…

Where to Eat When in Georgia: 4 Places Worth a Visit

Scrolling down my Facebook wall, I often encounter  pictures of nostalgia, the emotional  expression of Military friends glad to be home, as they stand in the Walmart parking lot- arms up in celebration- or peek in the drive-thru window of In-N-Out  Burger, giddy with anticipation. With every trip, especially to a place that’s called home (even…

What’s Cookin? Beet It!

Just stopping in to celebrate one of my favorite vegetables. Beets!  I don’t see too many in Japan- or in the Navy now that I think about it, not to say they aren’t there. But I’m in Georgia and one of the things I actually do like about Georgia is the Dekalb Farmers Market– where…

Brooklyn #JapanBut1st

 My time in Manhattan was short-lived, …considering that my aunt whose baked goods I love, especially the coconut tarts, and her family were out of state! But I was on the road again! Unfortunately, by the time I got moving, it felt like I was on the road to the next borough for just as…

Morimoto #JapanBut1st

Boston was cool I had been waiting for this day for some time. Boston was cool, sometimes too cool, like back-aching-shoveling-feet-deep-blizzard cool. I was ready to see my family. And gastronomically speaking, (it may have been my fault) but I was getting bored, ready for something more. I imagine there was much more I hadn’t…