When my family and I were traveling to Toyama for a camping trip on our summer vacation this year, we never could have expected what happened at the camping site. It all began when we were within 15 minutes of the site. We saw an old firetruck, blaring its siren and traveling down the road—… Read More Wait, what?
In the summer, people usually enjoy cold foods, drinks, and desserts, have more free time, and go to the beach or the pool. The same can be said about people in Japan. However, summer in Japan is very unique in many ways from summer in other countries, so I thought it would be fun to… Read More Japan In the Summer
(Apologies for the late post!) Today I’m going to talk about my experience with writing novels as a young teen and the challenges that come with it. I started writing seriously when I was about 11 years old. My original inspiration came when I was around age 9, from a friend we’ll call N. When… Read More My Journey as a Young Writer
My siblings and I have been homeschooled our whole lives. We haven’t spent a day in kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, or high school. We’ve learned through textbooks, online resources, and directly from our parents. In Japan, being a homeschooler is an unusual thing that many people are not familiar with. The blank stare is… Read More Entering a New Season
I hate how far the world has fallen. How opposed our society is to God. They push away his love. They flee from the verses that reveal their sin. They abhor the idea of a creator. They reject his cross. They cackle at the idea of heaven. God reaches out to them, but they bat… Read More The Lost and the Found
As I track the sapphire stag, I try to banish the haunting images of Frid from my mind. I kick off a tree and leap into a somersault, swinging over a thorny bush and shooting bullets at the deer. It dodges them with ease and ducks under a braided tunnel of roots supported by a… Read More The Beginning of My Science Fiction Novel
Hey, guys! Welcome to my blog, where I talk every month about writing, reading, Japan, my life, and more! Today I’m going to be talking about the books I read in January and February. I read some pretty good books, so I’m excited to share them with you. Let’s get straight into the list! We… Read More Recent Reads ~January and February
Last year I decided to enter an annual contest in Kyoto called the Children’s Reading Bookmark Competition. It is a contest that chooses the best bookmarks made by kids. These bookmarks must be designed based off of a book that they like. The winners have the opportunity to have their bookmarks exhibited around Kyoto in… Read More I Got An Award!
It all started when my family and I were cycling on a nearby trail. After about fifteen minutes of pedaling on the slick asphalt, we stopped at a park to take a break. We got some water and food, and hung out there for a little. And that was when my mom took out her… Read More Guess What?
Hello, guys! Welcome to Life In Kyoto, my basically inactive blog. Yep. That’s right. Even though I used to post once a week, juicy in content about Japan, culture, my life, and more, now (sadly) this blog has not been active at all. Amidst my promises of more posts, (besides for the occasional half-hearted burst… Read More My New Posting Schedule