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Today’s Watercolor: Hoppy Easter!

Earlier this week I asked Facebook what I should paint for easter, and a friend suggested her pet bunny, and eggs and stuff. Done! Easter isn’t very well known here in Japan, though a few foreign companies are trying to market … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Krispy Kreme’s Sakura Donuts

Look, look, I did a Guest Post! I wrote a review of Krispy Kreme’s Spring donuts (Sakura, Matcha, Kinako, oh my!) over on the “I’ll Make It Myself” blog. Go read it and tell them I sent you! :D

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Today’s watercolor: Darth Pooh!

Recently a friend posted this hilarious video of Jim Cummings, voice actor for Winnie the Pooh and Darkwing Duck among others, using his powers for evil. Or the Dark Side, at least–reading the lines of Darth Vader in the voice … Continue reading

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Starbucks Fresh Banana Chocolate “Happy Yellow Frappuccino” and Social Media Case Study

Happy April! The sun is shining, the days are warming up, and it’s time to start thinking happy summery thoughts as winter’s icy grip melts into lush and lovely sunshine (before the hot sledgehammer of true summer hits.) How better … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: Pooh’s Picnic

I’ve been loving Classic children’s book illustrations lately. After my watercolor of Kiki’s Delivery Service last week I decided to look at the work of E. H. Shephard. I really enjoy his work, and I’ve been enjoying learning about his … Continue reading

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Japanese Baked Kit Kats!

Here in Japan, Kit Kat is known for it’s interesting flavors and innovations. Crazy Japanese Kit Kats have kind of slowed down a bit lately (I personally think Häagen-Dazs stole their R&D team, with their crazy flavors like Rose and Sakura … Continue reading

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Family Party” English Lyrics Translation

The video for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s newest single Family Party,ファミリーパーティー, has just been released! The single itself will hit stores on April 16th, just in time to tie in with the release of the new Crayon Shin-chan movie on the 19th. … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Kiki’s Delivery Service

As I mentioned recently, the live-action Kiki’s Delivery Service came out in theaters here in Japan a few weeks ago. Many Americans think that the Ghibli movie if the same name is the original, but in fact it’s not. Majo … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: Ponto and Shingo!

Spring Break is coming to a close, and it’s been a great one for out-of-town visitors. Two weeks ago there was the Anime News Network party with lots of people here for Anime Japan. Last weekend two of my old … Continue reading

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Streamer Coffee and the Military Latte

When I was in Tokyo recently I had a chance to drop in at one of my favorite coffee shops, Streamer Coffee. As much as I love Starbucks and their Cherry Blossom Lattes, one of my favorite things to do … Continue reading

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