As a child, Elaina read stories about the adventures of a witch named Nike and wants to go on travels of her own. When her parents say she can travel once she becomes a witch, she studies hard to pass the official exams and become the youngest apprentice witch in the kingdom. For reasons that… Read More First Impression: Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
The merit of a travel book is in more than expert reviews: It needs to provide an aesthetic value and be an entertaining read, all the more so in a world of Tripadvisor and countless other review sites. Tokyo: Day By Day, a calendar-based work released by VIZ Media, is an ideal travel companion for… Read More Review: Tokyo Day By Day
How well do you keep up with manga? I’m terrible at it. They stretch on for so many years, I eventually get busy and forget to catch up, even if I really love them. Right now, one that I’m trying to get up to date with is Yona of The Dawn, one of my favorites… Read More Lynna’s Journey (Entry #6): Friendship and Other Real-Life Adventures
Lynna’s Journey will be posted on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month this summer. “Take me to Japan in your suitcase!” I jokingly begged my friends in the days leading up to their departure. It’s happened so many times now. I grew up in a small town where people stuck around: whenever anyone… Read More Lynna’s Journey (Entry #1): Saying Goodbye, At Least For Now
Hello! The last half of lecture phase passed by far too quickly. I’ve been so busy. I’ve heard that our lectures are just a bit longer than other DTSs, mostly because of the time needed for translations. I don’t mind, though. I like the dimension having translation adds. Our tight schedule didn’t stop me from… Read More Lynna’s Adventure in Japan: Part 3
Tadaima! Now that I’m almost over the jet lag, the summary version of my trip to Japan is that I had a great time, though naturally I discovered some things I’d do differently the next time. I felt very well prepared for the trip, and in general comfortable in this very foreign country. Believe it… Read More Nihon kara modottekimashita!
On Monday, July 30, I will be leaving for a two-week vacation in Japan. It will be my first time in Asia, though not my first overseas trip. Since I believe there are already some who plan on living this experience vicariously through me, I thought it might be a good idea to post a… Read More Nihon e ikimashou!