Tag Archives: Japan

Rainy Day Movie

It was a rainy day outside and even though my girlfriend and I promised we would go out and walk a bit, we did not. Instead we ate a fantastic breakfast and a fantastic late lunch.  In the middle of … Continue reading

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The Coin That Brought Nostalgia

I’ve got a random collection of coins from all over the world. They are poorly organized and not displayed in any fashion.  These mostly came from students who proudly wanted to show off their country, or at the very least, … Continue reading

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A Look at Sharing

I don’t know what it is inside of us that wants other people to like what we like. At my most pessimistic, I think it has something to do with our own insecurities and our need for external validation.  At … Continue reading

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Pizza for Breakfast

I am still catching up on Perfect Moments, and I think I am almost there. Over the weekend, I took some time to rest, and hopefully finally get rid of this cold that has been plaguing me for weeks. Somewhere … Continue reading

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A Very Full Weekend

It’s a holiday here in Canada–Victoria Day or May 2-4.  Like most Canadians I am not particularly royalist–at times I have been a pessimist, optimist, conversationalist, and even a drunken shower singing vocalist–but not particularly royalist.  I do, however, enjoy … Continue reading

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Banana Kit Kat

One of my students went back to Japan to take part in a festival to celebrate adulthood.  It is a wonderful event with beautiful kimono.  I saw it a couple of times in Japan and always thought it was spectacular–at … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Resist

I have been shopping at a Japanese market for years–though less frequently than in past. On Saturday, I took a friend to experience the place.  Despite trying to cut down on my sugar intake (and increase my exercise time) I … Continue reading

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Bad Fun

While re-reading yesterday’s Perfect Moment post earlier this morning, I realized that I forgot one of the things that should have been under consideration. Although it is not a story of commuters, it does involve the bus. I was sitting … Continue reading

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A Taste of Japan

This isn’t the first time I have posted pictures of my favourite Japanese chocolate. Much like the other times I was fortunate to find myself in possession of these beauties, they were a gift from one of my students. I … Continue reading

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Glass Bottles

Today’s Perfect Moment is a cool drink of root beer from a glass bottle. Pretty simple really, but full of touchstones for me. I found this bottle at the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree is running a distant second to … Continue reading

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