Japan In the Summer

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

Entering a New Season

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 Got An Award!

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!

Guess What?

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?