So, any guess what these things are on top of my microwave? How about a better angle: Yep, this is a milk carton that was pulled apart. In Japan, it is normal to break these cartons (for milk, juice, and other specialty drinks) down in order to drop them off at recycling boxes at the […]


In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln Although psychological theories extend many centuries back, it was in 1879 that psychology as a science was birthed as an independent realm of study. In Leipzig, the German physician Wilhelm Wundt dedicated the first university […]

tomorrow is Autumnal Equinox

Tomorrow (Thursday) is a holiday in Japan… it’s really interesting having at least 1 holiday in 10 out of the 12 months in the year (only June and August do not have holidays, and some months have 2 or 3 days off as national holidays). I recall holidays in the US were really special events… […]

3 day weekend and Anniversary

This weekend was a 3-day weekend. Monday being a holiday known as “Respect for the Aged Day” Not only was the weekend a holiday weekend, but it was our 1st Anniversary of our wedding date. 9-19-2009 was the date of our ceremony in the USA, and – as my friend duly reminded me – is […]

All you can eat BK in Japan

Why oh why does Burger King get so much time on my blog??? Probably because they do things like this: おかわり = Refill Yes, that’s right… a refill on your WHOPPER!!!! Check this out: This says “BK Viking” (remember i mentioned that “viking” in Japan means an all-you-can-eat restaurant). And this viking is for Whoppers. The fine […]