A Hard Boil

Hard boiled eggs from 7/11. Life changing? Auora? Unordinary? Ethereal? I watched 2 officers stationed in Japan indoctrinating one who wasn’t. They somehow ended up on the topic of hard boiled eggs. “You’ve got to try em!” “Wait do you have any? ” one said to the other. Turns out he did, as they continued…

B* Wh@+?!: A Japanese Fruit

I feel like I’ve tasted it before. But I have never heard of it before arriving to Japan. One of the woman in the “soup kitchen” offered me after I inquired. And then I found them in good ol’ 7 Eleven. It’s called a biwa. You may have heard of it before, by another name:…

Japan? What’s the Difference?

Rising Sun. Blossoms. Samurais, sumo, sushi. Mountains. Japan’s breeze. Closed eyes, pinched fingers, and crossed legs, your first thoughts of Japan may paint a picture┬ásimilar to the one above. But they are unlikely to be your first encounter. One of my favorite things about cuisine is the story it tells of the culture it belongs…