Goin’ down to Texas!

The blog will be quiet for the next couple of weeks while I jet off around the world. You might already be familiar with Earthquake, the Cat Who Loves Suitcases. Well, she’s impeded my packing again, falling asleep in the suitcase before I could finish. I’ve been sure not to pack her, and will be…

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Where would you like to go next?

It’s a new week, readerfolks, and as you can see from the lovely widget on the front page, I shall be heading off to Texas in under a month. Until then, let’s throw the reigns over to you! What would you like to hear about? Let’s have a poll! If you’d like me to write…

Omnomnom! Sembei!

This post isn’t about Shika Sembei at all! Oh, all right. Here’s a picture of me feeding a deer in Nara Park. I’ll be moving on to start covering Hong Kong soon, so my next few posts regarding Japan will be the last on the subject for a little while. After that I’m heading to…

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is a lovely idea: new blogs are nominated, questions are asked (and answered), and the nominees then pay it forward. I think it’s a charming way of getting new blogs discovered, but also helping those of us new to blogging feel a part of the community. It’s quite something to find that…