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White Day in Japan!

Friday was White Dayhere in Japan. On Valentine’s Day I went all out, staying up until 1 am to bake a hundred little cat-shaped madeleines and putting together bags and with name tags. The morning of the Advertisements

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Pepsi PINK!

Yes! It’s here! The day has finally arrived for the new Winter Pepsi flavor! We’ve been waiting for this one for a while–how could you not be excited for Strawberry Milk flavored cola? Pepsi Japan has a long line of … Continue reading

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Hengao, Pon Pon Pon Lyrics, and a Chance to Meet Kyary Pamyu Pamyu!

Yesterday this poster magically appeared at my school: Most of my coworkers had no idea who that girl in the picture was, and couldn’t even pronounce her name, but I knew. I knew instantly who it was. きゃりぱみゅぱみゅ! That’s right, … Continue reading

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I should be so lucky…Kit Kats?

I recently found a new flavor of Kit Kat that confounded me. I’ve asked multiple coworkers, friends, and even students to help explain, and I still feel like I’m not quite getting the whole picture. It’s definitely one of the … Continue reading

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Hina Matsuri Treats!

Hina Matsuri is tomorrow! 明日はひなまつりですよ!Hina Matsuri is also known as Girl’s Day or the Doll’s Festival, and is particularly celebrated by families with little girls. The primary activity, as far as I know, is decorating one’s home with a tiered … Continue reading

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Super Special Video Bonus!

We picked up the new Popin’ Cookin’ disaster today, and man, is it ridiculous. Candy Ramen and Gyoza set! We of course made an epic demonstration vlog, just for you 🙂 Poppin’ Cookin, Popping Cooking, PopinCookin from Kracie…this whole series … Continue reading

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Small Kindnesses

The other day, English Club ran a bit long. When we finished the game, I asked the kids if they wanted to play again, fully expecting a chorus of “FINISH!” To my surprise they actually wanted to play one more … Continue reading

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