In my house of the future, regardless of where it is, will totally have one Japanese themed room with rice paper screen doors (shoji), tatami, and a hanging scroll of calligraphy that I’ve written. Not that I’m any good at calligraphy though, it’s just that my handwriting is so bad in any language I’m sure I could turn it into art with enough curvy lines and a big brush.
If you're wondering how my last vacation went: September 2015 was a random but super fun time in Japan. Between hiking through the forests outside of Karuizawa, struggling to see Mt. Fuji through the clouds around Kawaguchiko, and hanging out with friends in Tokyo it was an awesome time!
Closing the boarding door on a 777, and then promptly telling passengers to turn off and stow their laptops.
•Books: Freakonomics, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
•Shows: TED Talks, Colbert Report, バライエティ番組
•Movie Genres: slice of life, documentaries, ジブリ・Ghibli Films
--English: The New Pornographers, Joy Division, The Who,
--日本語: スピッツ, Base Ball Bear, The High-Lows.
The genres that suit me best are power pop and rock.
•Food: Japanese and American cuisines are my favorites to enjoy and/or make, but I like changing my menu up regularly.
Mountains > beaches
Android phones and PCs > Granny Smiths
•Sturdy luggage - something has to hold all my clothes, laptop, and souvenirs.
•Noise-Cancelling Headphones - they allow me to still love airplanes, while I enjoy my music.
•Someone to talk to - because I just have to tell you that...if you've never had a grilled oyster in Japan before, you HAVE...NOT...LIVED!
•Humor - because oysters aren't as funny sitting by themselves in a pool of water...not being grilled.
•The ancestors who came before us- because someone had to figure out the hard way that hemlock can't be turned into a caesar salad.