May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month! I’m really excited to do a post about it this year; I actually didn’t know APA Month was a thing until this year. Which is very sad. There needs to be more awareness about this month – Asian-Americans deserve to be represented.
As I said in my About Me page, I am Japanese-American; exactly half Japanese. I haven’t really written about being Japanese besides posts from my 2016 and 2018 trips to Japan as well as a post where I compare Japanese schools VS American schools. I’m hoping to change that as I’ve started discovering my Asian-American self a bit more this year:)
Anyway, I talk a bit about representation and my journey being Japanese-American in this post and also did a little Q&A my sister (who is also half-Japanese) and my mom (Japanese citizen) to celebrate! I hope you can relate – if you are also Asian-American – or learn something new.
Hello, beautiful persons.
I have been homesick for Japan lately… I miss my family and the entire enviornment there. In case you’re new here or just didn’t know, my mom’s entire side of the family is in Japan. Like, everyone. She is the only person from her family in the States. Which makes me half Japanese(side note: the way Japan has things right now, when I turn 22 I have to choose Japanese citizenship or American citizenship because they don’t allow dual citizenship. Petition!! Please.). I’ve been privileged enough to be able to experience elementary and junior high there, and there are a lot of differences between Japanese schools and American schools. A disclaimer, though, when I say “experienced” school in Japan, I’ve attended for about 2 weeks every summer. Also, this is all based off of what happened to me and the schools I went to. I’m sure there are different things and more similar things about schools in Japan and US depending on where you go:) Fun fact: I actually visited a Japanese school before an American school! (granted, it was a kindergarten tour thingy…) So here is Japan vs USA schooling! Comment/like if you think I should make Japan vs US a series!
Hey, beauties!! In case you have been out of the loop, I lost my very first phone a couple weeks ago and with that a majority of my photos. These are the few photos I managed to recover.
Hello, lovely readers. It’s Sera(um… who else? I confuse myself.), and we are back in the United States too soon. A few events have happened over the course of these last 3 weeks and few days (no way, Sera!! What were all of those BORING posts about?), so I figured I’d say a little something about specific events. To correspond with that, I decided to write up a list on things that can be detrimental to your vacation if lost.
So. In my last post(…Shinkansen Travels) I was like, ~I’ll post the rest sometime this next week~ and here we are. Sunday night. *sigh* I don’t even have a valid excuse. I am in a very negative mood because we leave Japan in a few days and I really don’t want to leave this beautiful place.
Hello friends and welcome to another post! Today I have, like, a weeks worth to post about so I think I’m going to have separate it up into different days… this is due to my mum purchasing a JR pass for one week. JR trains are the main way of travel in Japan, and the passes are a really affordable way to get around. Anywho, we had to squish basically all our travel into one week to fit into the time frame.
Welcome to another travel update!
Konnichiwa! We are finally in Japan after 2 days of endless travel. It’s been a long couple of days and nice to finally be back! I apologize if the times of my posts are a little different than usual considering the time change.
You guys. School is officially out, and my fam is about to leave the country. I am dying; I am so blessed to be able to have this opportunity!! I am so excited to take some photographs that hopefully capture the amazing experience and share it with you: my beautiful readers! You can get ready for a lot of that in these next few weeks. Jumping into travel once again, here are 15 essentials for any vacation/trip!
I absolutely love taking pictures of all food I eat. It’s a real problem.(I can imagine myself as an Instagrammer, and every photo I post is of food:)
It’s a little belated, but here’s some photos of delicious food I ate from my 2016 Christmas Japan Trip!
A yummy cookies and strawberry flavored snack; Takenoko no satto
A traditional ekiben (lunch that you can buy on the really fast train!)
Gyoza(potstickers), one of my favourite things to eat!
Fluffy french toast
A Christmas cake I made during the time I was there; please don’t judge the sides:)
Ayu no hamayaki; A freshly caught fish grilled on the sand of the beach
Don’t you just love that little Santa and reindeer decoration? You can find all sorts of cute things like that around Japan:)
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?