June 12, 2015

Going On A Solo Adventure

Japan, Travels


As I’m posting this, I’m on a train traveling a few hours out of Tokyo without my family.

Yes, I get a whole weekend all to myself. No kids, no husband. Just me, myself, and I.

I’m behind on writing my posts but it’s okay because I plan to write during my solo time.

I’m headed down to Kyoto by myself this weekend because I am having serious wanderlust and I really need to recharge myself before summer holidays begin.

There are several places I have never been to in Kyoto that I really want to go check out too. And then on Saturday, I’ll get to meet up with some ladies for the first time. They’ve been a big part of my life in Japan these past two years but we have been mainly Facebook friends.

A part of me is so excited but also scared out of my mind because I have never traveled and stayed overnight anywhere on my own. It sounds silly when I write it out but I’ve always traveled with a traveling companion(s). I’ve transited from city to city alone before but staying at a hotel on my own? Nope, never done it before and it’s so scary being out there on my own. But the freedom of being on my own time and schedule is also exciting and definitely something I look forward to.

Well, time to enjoy the scenery outside my window in peace!

June 7, 2015

May Wrapup


These past few weeks have been busy for us and now I’m all burned out from all the activities and the new routines.

I also have a backlog of posts to share and hopefully I’ll get to them this week. I’m getting a short weekend escape by myself to Kyoto this coming weekend so hopefully I can find time to recharge and feel refreshed during my solo time.

Stay tuned!

May 16, 2015


Parenthood, Photography


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

I went to Ikea and picked up one of these easels for my kids to draw and paint on. They love it. Only problem is that K has started drawing outside of the paper and onto the frame of the easel as well as the table behind her… E is also a bit picky about what gets drawn on her side and refuses to erase anything to draw new things.

It’s sad but I have 3 other posts started but when it came time to sit and write, the words do not come. All I have are pictures (some in need of editing). I think the longer I wait to post those, the sillier it feels to put them up. It’s always the problem I face when it comes to blogging.

For now, I’ll just post this one up because my arms feel so sore from yoga on Friday…

May 10, 2015




“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 7, 2015

12 years!!!


I know I’m 2 days late but May 6th was my 12th blog anniversary!

It’s amazing how I’ve been blogging for 12 years even though there were a few years where the blogging was sparse.

I don’t have much else to say other than wow, 12 years!

But here’s what our April 2015 looked like!

I must say, April was definitely a busy month for us!

May 6, 2015




“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

After what seemed like a very long morning, Jason and I told the kids that we wanted to rest in our room for a little bit. So the kids grabbed some of their toys and brought them into our room and proceeded to play right next to us. Things then escalated and before you knew it, the kids were running around and jumping on our bed.

We ended up having to go back out into the living room so we can have some “peace and quiet”.