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Blue skies and sunshine


Hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weather recently! On my days off I like to explore different places around Sapporo.  One of my favorite things to do is going to used book stores!


If you love books, I HIGHLY recommend checking out BOOK LAB! (Located in Kita 18)  They have a wide selection of used books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. I especially loved the art, music and Ainu selections! (100 yen specials too!)
The staff are super friendly as well! 🙂
Today’s pick up item :  Haruki Murakami “Kafka On The Shore”
(In English )
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南向き 松田整形向かい
地下鉄南北線 北18条駅から徒歩3分


Spring is here!

Long time no see! Hope everyone is doing well! The snow has melted here in Hokkaido and we are having warmer days. Which means Spring has come! I can feel people are coming back to life after the cold winter. Here are some photos I took in Okinawa to share with you all. Let’s feel the warmth and sunshine together!


P.S. Seems like Shiroi Koibito has a cousin. haha

Enjoying the simple things



Hope everyone is doing well! It’s getting colder and colder here in Hokkaido! Seeing the snow fall gives me a very peaceful feeling!

I recently learned a new word in Japanese called, “物の哀れ” / “mono no aware”.  In simple terms, this means enjoying things in life while you can. I really enjoy being out in nature and the snow gives me sense of peace, but I know it won’t last forever. So I have to enjoy the moment as is.

Wherever you are, I hope you can take time to enjoy simple moments in your life. Things might be hard or difficult but I hope you can find peace in something.