I'm returning from a month of travels and I feel content, fulfilled, and exhausted. My body is catching up from the different time zones and the summer heat. The bizarre weather has taken a toll on me and constantly reaffirms my concern for the future of climate change. I wanted to sit down and write, … Continue reading Back to the ground!
Every year, I write intentions for what I want to accomplish, places I want to go, and experiences I want to put under my belt. One of my intentions for 2018 was to push myself physically beyond my comfort zone, which manifested into travel. In my Travel Desires post, I wrote about wanting to go to a … Continue reading Glacier in My Heart
I can't tell you when my love for tomatoes began - but I know that my grandma was a big influence in my obsession for these beautiful gems. Briefly in my childhood, I lived under the same roof with my grandparents in Ichinomiya, Japan. My father's childhood history was stored in this house, a house … Continue reading My Love for Tomatoes
On May 5th, I had the lovely opportunity of spending time with my boyfriend and his grandma. His grandma, Oma is a wonderful woman who carries herself exceptionally well and has me in awe. Sharing a meal with her was something I truly cherish and Oma, if you see this across the oceans and down … Continue reading Oma
This is a thank you letter/body positivity anthem to me. This past weekend, I completed my first official 15K race through an Earth Day run. I wish more people lived with the mentality of everyday being Earth Day, because Every Day truly is Earth Day. I'll be writing more about this in an upcoming post. For … Continue reading Thank You, Monet’s Body
Since my senior year of high school, I've been working part-time for a wonderful company called Trader Joe's. Recently, my 2 year Trader-versary (Trader Joe's + anniversary) passed by, and I sat in the break room thinking about my time with the company. I was originally hired before I turned 17, not even legal to … Continue reading My Love for Trader Joe’s
On March 10th, I had the lucky opportunity to go explore another area of Seattle at Bainbridge Island. My visit was for an on-campus leadership position I hold as an RA, but the outcomes from this visit went beyond my expectations. From this weekend, I feel nourished and ready to kick ass on my winter … Continue reading Bainbridge Sunlight
Today, February 25th, is my grandma's birthday. She is still with me, not mentally, but with me always emotionally. I call my grandma ばあば (baaba) , which is a slang for grandmother in Japanese. Some people call their grandmothers おばあちゃん (obachan), but I've grown up always calling my grandma ばあば. My grandmother from my father's … Continue reading To my ばあば