Secret Lantern Society Winter Solstice Festival

Secret Lantern Society Winter Solstice Festival

December 21st was the longest night of the year, or the winter solstice. To celebrate, I headed out to Granville Island for the Secret Lantern Society's Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. The festival has three locations, typically, in Yaletown, Strathcona, and Granville. This year I chose Granville, though next year I might try out Yaletown! Yaletown and [...]

Corset

Corset

This weekend, NJ and I went out to the farmers market in Coquitlam. The food was excellent, the produce sellers persuasive, and the aromas divine. While I could make this a long post, I think the image captures my current mood best: mending, and secure. Our new place is awesome. 🙂 Bonus pic! All of [...]

New Headspaces

New Headspaces

For the last few weeks, my mind has been suspended like a helium balloon, vicariously grounded to earth by a single, tenuous string. The feeling has presented itself as fractured language (still switching back to English), unfinished thoughts, a diminished perception of time (I blame being unemployed), and an inability to look forward. This is [...]

Tunnel of Light in Nabana

Tunnel of Light in Nabana

A bit behind reporting on this well after the holidays, but I couldn't help myself from showing you all photos from the nationally-known illumination of Nabana-no-Sato, a small tourist-centric village an hour outside of Nagoya City. The illuminations were fantastic: a long white tunnel of flower lights opened way to a beautiful light show based on the tale [...]

Kyoto in Tilt

Kyoto in Tilt

The last few days of fall are upon us. The changing colors came late this year. Soon, winter will be here, and with it, the last season I'll spend in Japan. I'm still processing what that means to me, and the gravity of the change that is in my future... but for now, I'm keeping [...]