I just had my first-ever Costco experience in Kitakyushu, Japan of all places. It’s pretty much how I imagine American Costco to be, but with cleaner bathrooms. We’ll be using our new membership to stock up periodically on precious resources like shredded taco cheese, salsa, taco seasoning, tortilla chips, and black olives. Have I mentioned we miss Tex-Mex? A coworker … More We went to Japanese Costco.
A few days ago one of my students made this awesome origami city! She spent most of English class stealth-folding little houses under her desk. She is my new hero.
John and I went outlet mall shopping to see if we could find any sneakers for his size 13.5 feet. We couldn’t. 😦 But we enjoyed driving through some areas of Fukuoka we’d never seen before, including a charmingly un-charming area that we deemed “Space Florida.” At the mall, we ate at McDonald’s. I was excited to see that they were still … More I tried the Sakura Cherry McFizz!
John and I spent the final day of our Kansai trip in Osaka. We kept trying to pinpoint why Osaka is so intriguing, why it has so much more soul than Seoul despite being similarly commercial. For one thing, new businesses collage around the old rather than knocking them down and covering them up. But best of all, Osaka’s aesthetic feels 80s … More Kansai trip: Osaka