Happy New Year from Asakusa! Featuring a war of the Yaki’s: Tokyo v.s. Osaka. Park Guen Hye v.s. the people. And a boisterous dinner party between Japanese and Korean friends.

My family is .000000001% Scottish so naturally we have a New Years tradition of “First footing”. An American tradition loosely derived from the Scottish tradition where the first person to cross the threshold of the house forebode good or bad … Continue reading Happy New Year from Asakusa! Featuring a war of the Yaki’s: Tokyo v.s. Osaka. Park Guen Hye v.s. the people. And a boisterous dinner party between Japanese and Korean friends.

Days in the east…..The End of Summer catch up: Powerful Moments in HK, Stranger Things in Yedo

One of the most wonderful things about living and traveling abroad is that your notions will often change. Notions about the world, your home country (wherever that may be), and notions about yourself will forever change and you will hold … Continue reading Days in the east…..The End of Summer catch up: Powerful Moments in HK, Stranger Things in Yedo

Intro to Ramen

by Brandon Bell My love affair with Japanese Ramen started almost 5 years ago in Downtown Los Angeles. A delicious fatty bowl of Noodles and Pork, Ramen has been easily elevated to my favorite dish. Now typically I’m sworn against … Continue reading Intro to Ramen