Hello! My name is Frankie and I am a writer and teacher based in Southern California. You can find out more about my work by clicking the links above or by checking out the latest posts in my blog below. Thanks for stopping by!
Please enjoy a video of me eating a giant rainbow cotton candy in Harajuku. And yes I ate the whole thing. Granted some of it melted in the process due to high humidity.
So, I watched the anime series Cardcaptor Sakura a few months ago and, in the opening sequence of that show, Sakura has a dream that she is on a rooftop across from Tokyo Tower. Ever since watching that show, I've been obsessed with visiting the Tokyo Tower.
On our second morning in Kyoto, my feet were still hurting. I couldn't believe it. Just a few days into our trip and I was limping like I'd burned my foot on a George Foreman grill. But I was determined to visit Arashiyama and Micah is always ready to follow my plans (I’m pretty lucky like that).
For most anime lovers, Japan is a dream destination, the holy land, the big tuna. This was pretty much true for Micah and me when we decided on Japan for our honeymoon. Anime was a part of each of our childhoods and we’d even have anime dates when we first started going out. Naturally, our honeymoon included some of the best anime stops in Tokyo.
Here's to the summertime and it's endless possibilities. I'm taking a moment to appreciate the finer things about summer.
It wasn't a surprise that sushi was easy to find wherever we went in Japan. And the thing is - sushi is good there, no matter where you get it. There are different types of sushi delivery methods like to-go, conveyor belt, omakase, etc. and we got to try a lot of them! Read more about our sushi experience here.
We spent our first day on our honeymoon in Osaka. I honestly had thought of this city as just a quick stop on our way to Kyoto, but it turned out to be one of my favorite destinations on our trip! Here’s what we did on our one and only day in Osaka.
It was the afternoon of a humid Friday in June. When we got off the JR at the station just across from Fushimi Inari shrine, the platform was packed for two reasons: 1) there were many people getting off to see one of the the most famous shrines in Kyoto, and 2) there was a man collapsed to the side of the platform
Happy birthday to my lovely mommy + a small story.
The first post in a series about our honeymoon in Japan! I had thought about sectioning things off by regions we visited, but I was inspired by the travel books I read before the trip and decided to section things off a little differently. The first stop - old and new favorite foods!