A Hike to Mt. Arechi(荒地山)

Late September of 2014, the heat was finally easing up a bit that HIK decided to have another hike to Mt. Arechi in Hyogo Prefecture. The rating was easy 3 star so I drag T with me to have some outdoor exercise and some socializing. The hike was both challenging and lots of fun. A…

Japan V.S. Maori All Blacks

Yesterday, I watch my very first Rugby game. It was amazing. A good friend Miss I was able to get us some free ticket from her company , so thankfully we did not have to line up for tickets and pay anything. I did not expect anything from the game since I really don’t watch…

Event : Book Discussion on Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club

For this coming July, the Osaka Book Group is doing Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club”. I have read this book more than 15 years ago  and fell in love with it, watched the movie and shed a bucket of tears. If you are an Amy Tan fan or simply love to read and share…

Rockin’ in Daito

Daito is one of the cities in Osaka Prefecture. It’s not known. It’s not a tourist destination. Whenever I’m asked where I live, I always say Daito and wait for the reaction specially if the one asking is a Japanese person. Majority would give me a blank face, so it really makes me happy when…

Sakura no toorinuke @ Osaka Mint Bureau

Let us take a short break from all the manhole covers and enjoy some cherry blossoms (Sakura) for this year 2014. During this season, I call it Sakura Season,  I love walking early in the morning and just enjoy the beauty of what Spring could offer. Every year the Osaka Mint Bureau opens their gates to the…