a day in osaka

These are a few photos from a short trip to Osaka from a few days ago. It was for work, but Lisa and I got to enjoy some beautiful views of the city life there. The river running through Namba is spectacularly beautiful. Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes – you … Continue Reading

Stripes & denim at the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa

It’s matsuri (festival) season again, and I was so excited to go to the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa for the 2nd year in a row with my friend Alisa. The weather was perfect, a great start to the weekend. We stuffed ourselves with too much food, but somehow still managed to find room in our … Continue Reading

Girls day in Odaiba

  This week was a hectic blur it seemed like – work always keeps me busy and having other small jobs on the side doesn’t really make it any better. And my good friend who had been doing her year abroad in Tokyo stayed a few nights at my place this week before she left … Continue Reading

By the seaside

    I spent a relaxing day in Yokohama today with family friends. Blue sky, an ocean breeze (well, more like wind)… it was a Sunday well spent. It was my first time visiting the Red Brick Warehouse, a sort of shopping mall now but originally a customs building. One of the perks of Yokohama … Continue Reading


I know it’s cherry blossom overload on my blog right now, but… I can’t help it!  It’s my first time experiencing sakura season in Japan 🙂 I finally made my way to Meguro Bridge in Nakameguro, a well-known spot to view the beautiful cherry blossoms. I was quite amazed at the  beauty before me – … Continue Reading


View through my lenses right near my work 🙂 Happy spring!

2013 in Tokyo

    Happy New Year everyone! I’m so excited to be writing my first post of 2013 🙂 Today, I spent the afternoon running around Tokyo with my uncle, who I hadn’t seen in 7 years. We decided to pay our first visit of the year at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku before heading over … Continue Reading

Fukushima photo diary part 1

This is just a handful of the many pictures from my trip to Fukushima, Japan. Akane and I (we worked together for NHK World’s “Tokyo Eye”) were invited as guests to participate in “Aizu Engine 007 – Fukushima Never Give Up!” So many aspects of Aizu, Fukushima were affected by the tsunami and the nuclear explosion … Continue Reading


  Hello everyone! I’m excited to announce that I will be making my first TV appearance tonight on NHK World’s “Tokyo Eye!” The first showing will be at 5:30pm, and it will be aired a couple times after that. Akane Nakajima and I will be introducing Akiruno and Tokyo Summerland in Tokyo, Japan. You can … Continue Reading

In the Toyko countryside

  Finished my first day on set for NHK’s Tokyo Eye. Akane and I introduced different places in Akikawa, which is the countryside in Tokyo. I always imagined Tokyo to be all city life, but I was taken away by the breathtaking beauty of the Akikawa. First, we went to the hot springs and did a … Continue Reading