Tag Archive: travel

Happy New Year from A Modern Girl!

Check out some of the highlights from 2015 and see what’s in store for 2016!

Snaps from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the chance to visit Cleveland for the first time for the wedding of one of my good friends from graduate school. The wedding was held at the… Continue reading

Mr. Men & Little Miss Do Harajuku

Japan knows cute. Even when said cuteness doesn’t originate in Japan, this is a country that has a way of bringing everything adorable to the heart of Tokyo–often in the form of limited-run theme… Continue reading

Exploring the First Bay Area Book Festival

I’ve been having some awesome bookish adventures lately. One of the reasons I love my annual reading challenge is that it keeps me much more plugged in to what people are writing and… Continue reading

Sonoma Getaway Weekend

One of the big perks of living in Berkeley is easy access to wine country. I’ve taken pretty good advantage of the situation in past years–I get up to Napa 3-4 times per… 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

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

Warasse: The Aomori Nebuta Museum

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the most famous festivals in the Tōhoku region, if not all of Japan. What exactly is “nebuta,” you ask? Well, it’s a kind of lighted parade… Continue reading