Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

A Traveler’s Thought: On Starting Anew

I read somewhere that rather than considering one’s goals or a new year’s resolution as a question of “What do you want to do/accomplish this year?”, or “What do you … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Traveler’s Thought: On Japanese New Years

One benefit of a multi-cultural marriage/relationship is not only that you get to observe your own culture from another person’s perspective as you explain to them what the different rituals … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Accepting Beauty

On our way to a winter solstice party, we paid a visit to a close friend of ours who recently became a dad. After a satisfying lunch, we made our … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Accuracy and Confidence

My husband doesn’t speak Japanese, but he knows some key phrases (e.g., hajimemashite, oyasumi nasai, otanjyoubi omedetou gozaimasu) and an odd collection of vocabulary picked up from aspects of Japanese … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Traveler’s Thought: On Figuring Out Why

When my husband and I visited Honolulu, our home of over 20 years after 2.5 years of being away, we made a big list of people we wanted to spend … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

On Travel Hacks (Dining)

Because travel is more than checking off monuments in a particular location but also understanding the culture of the land, dining can be prioritized into your travel plans (because, after … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Literature from Afar

Meeting people from different countries enriches you in a way you haven’t expected. Because I’m fixated on food, my first introduction to their culture usually literally involves breaking of bread. … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Traveler’s Thought: On Simplification

There is something about traveling that helps you strip down your needs to the essentials, whether you are planning a luxury cruise or a camping trip. Even if you tend … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

On How to Enjoy Florence

Here’s the only hint you will need to enjoy your time in Florence, Italy: enjoy food. (Yes, go to museums, but you can do that in between meals. Plan your … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Friends, Old & New

For the past two and a half years, my husband and I have been making new friends. After leaving Honolulu, our home for over 20 years, living in Aarhus, Denmark, … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment
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