日本 day6.5 | Himeji (姫路市)

January 1 On the first day of 2010, I packed up my things after a charming breakfast with Aaron & the Sumidas and wandered out to explore Japan on my own.  They needed to be with the family for Japanese New Year / shōgatsu (正月), and I wanted to be on my own to dive Read More …

日本 day5 & 6.5 | laying low before (& raw fish on) the New Year

December 31 We needed a day of rest.  At lunch with Face’s host parents, I was invited to two (if not three) meals that are truly of cultural importance during Japanese New Year (正月).  First, I was to share dinner with them on New Year’s Eve, and then I was to come to breakfast on Read More …

日本 day3 | leaving Kyoto (京都), on to Kobe (神戸市)

December 29 Leaving Kyoto (京都) was a little bit of a disappointment; I felt like I had just begun to unlock that city.  I still think I got just a peek.  As Face and I left, we saw quite a few signs that were telling us not to leave (resulting in what we are going Read More …

CA09: Laguna Beach = CANDYLAND! (and then there was California sushi…)

The last couple days have been beach-bound.  I am looking forward to some adventures ending this week.  Adventure of the day was the ten-minute drive up to the Laguna Beach area where my sister, aunt and I raided the Candy Baron, a beautiful candy shop in the shopping district. The Candy Baron provides you with Read More …

Found (thanks to Wired): scanwiches.com

Perhaps one of the most contemplated questions of any student of a Liberal Arts field will be, “What is art?”. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the blog that brings together old-school digital imaging with sumptuous (what some have named) “food pron”.  http://scanwiches.com/ takes halves of sandwiches from delis across New York and scans their Read More …