Archive for the ‘daily life’ Category

Walking home with colleagues after dinner the other night, we passed this cute sign advertising some porcine parking, and I was reminded once again of how fantastic Japanese is for the making of inventive puns. “Boo boo” (ブーブー) is, of course, what pigs say in Japanese and, as my colleagues informed me, it’s also the […]


It’s the rainy season in Japan – the time for tsuyu (梅雨), or ‘plum rain.’ After having lived in Japan for over eleven years, I’ve finally gotten around to buying a proper pair of boots for the season so that I don’t have to spend day after day walking around in soaked shoes. I had […]


square life (2)

16May17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3, using Instagram filters.


square life (1)

15May17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3, using Instagram filters.


In the last couple of weeks I’ve finished writing a paper (handed in on deadline day), given a talk, and prepped like crazy for the new semester. It’s been just a bit tiring, so at the end of the week I rewarded myself with just a small glass of The Chita. The paper that I […]


textural (8)

15Apr17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


textural (7)

05Apr17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.