Reliving Childhood Dreams at The Last Unicorn Tour

If you were a kid in the 1980s, you probably watched the animated version of The Last Unicorn at some point. Maybe at several points. Maybe over and over again until not only you but… Continue reading

My 2014 in Books

Hello, faithful readers! My sincere apologies for the hiatus–2014 has come and gone, and it was a very busy and not entirely positive year, so I didn’t have a lot of time for… Continue reading

Shigenobu Okuma: Founder of Waseda University

Sometimes it’s the small things that define an experience. That coffee shop you studied in, that little old lady you said hi to every morning… or maybe that statue that you’ve walked by… Continue reading

Cat Cafe Time at Hapi Neko, Shibuya

I love cats. I recent acquired two adorable kittens (one Persian, one Himalayan), but since they are back in Berkeley while I am in Tokyo for the summer, I’ve been experiencing some definite… Continue reading

Hello, Kitty: A Day at Sanrio Puroland

Hello Kitty and Twitter: two of my favorite things. The two combined in wonderful ways last year when I entered a giveaway sponsored by @TimeOutTokyo for two passes to Sanrio Puroland and actually won!… Continue reading

Back in Tokyo!

Hello, faithful readers! I’m back in Tokyo for the summer, so expect to see some long-overdue posts in the near future! I’m residing in Azabu-juban this time around, so I’m looking forward to exploring… Continue reading

My 2013 Reading Challenge: The Results!

2013 has come and gone, and so has my 3rd annual Reading Challenge! This year was particularly busy, so I didn’t end up reading as many books as I did in years past–but… Continue reading

Tokyo Cupcake Showdown: Mai’s vs. Bellas

Tokyo isn’t really a cupcake town–the fad never really materialized here the way it did in the US–but there are a few places where one can obtain these delicious little treats. Just for… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #35: Instagramming Japanese Ads

I love her deadpan expression: "My dates are only along the Tokyu line." #japan #ads A post shared by kristisan (@kristisan) on Jul 19, 2013 at 6:42pm PDT Above: “My dates are only… Continue reading