Tag Archives: tokyo
November 2, 2012

People Pics Competition

A fun photo competition hosted by Holiday Extras and judged by Melvin at Traveldudes may just help me win that iPad 2 I’ve been after! Or a wallet full of travel vouchers from Thomas Cook! Here’s hoping! Two of my favourite Harajuku shots taken on a Sunday afternoon, show the cosplay and fantasy that young Japanese […]

June 18, 2012

Photos 10 & 11 – Free Art Giveaway!

Today I’m posting one of my favourite street shots from Tokyo.  Japan is such a fascinating and photogenic place and probably the place that inspires my photographic eye the most! If you would like to have an original print of this photo (4″x 6″) sent to you or a friend by mail for free leave […]

December 8, 2011

Seeing Self-Expression in Tokyo

I love Tokyo for it’s people-watching, societal rules, busyness, conformity and attempts at self-expression. One of the best places to observe this self-expression in teenagers is in Harajuku, a common area outside Harajuku station, at the opening of Yoyogi Park and adjacent to Takeshita-dori, a Japanese teenager’s shopping haven. Each Sunday is a sight to […]

November 28, 2011

In the Beginning…

The very first business trip that I took was in the year 2000, when I was freshly home from au pairing in Europe and just accepted to a government-funded internship program at my alma-mater, Medicine Hat College. The internship had me working with international students from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico, placing them with host […]

November 6, 2010

Happy Diwali & My Favourite Indian Eateries

UPDATE APRIL 28, 2012 I’m currently living in Bari, Italy and am very happy to find & recommend another Indian eatery.  Everything I need to satisfy my curry craving is found at Rajni Sonkar- Ristorante Indiano.  This will certainly tide me over for the next 6 months! *** In honour of Diwali and my true […]

April 4, 2010

Home Away From Home: More Serviced Apartments

In my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to stay in various furnished apartments and serviced residences here and there. Nothing quite compares to the Oakwood Shinjuku in it’s ultra-modern, Japanese glory but there are a couple of other places that deserve mention. Since the former Oakwood Shinjuku no longer takes short-term rentals, I was referred […]

January 6, 2010

Feel-good photos from Seoul & Tokyo

Welcome to 2010! For the first post of the year, I thought I would share just a couple of feel-good photos I found on my phone recently. Love your life Love your dream I see this building each time I go to Incheon Airport. It’s a good reminder. The days sparkle during sakura season at […]

October 17, 2009

Ten Thousand Ways to Flush a Toilet in Tokyo

As much as I love Japan, it perplexes me. Even in my most private of moments, I am absolutely baffled. While discussing embarrassing Japanese toilet moments, I assured my Osaka friend, that I could easily write about Japanese “comfort stations”. You can find some of the most basic and most complex toilets in the world […]

October 2, 2009

The Amber Lion

Whenever I go to Tokyo I visit my good friend, Akitaka Yamada, who owns a vintage clothing store in western Tokyo. I’ve known Aki for a couple of years now and he is actually a former student from the school where I work in Vancouver. Aki has 2 vintage clothing shops in Tokyo: 7th Heaven […]

May 2, 2009

Welcome!

From Taipei to Istanbul, Amsterdam to Sao Paulo, Tokyo to Vancouver and a few places in between, this is my travel story. Based out of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, I am an international marketer, traveler and general citizen of this crazy world. Through this blog, I hope to share my stories, tips and tricks to […]