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February Trips and Podcast Picks

These last few weeks have certainly been interesting in Hokkaido. With the fear of coronavirus leading the governor to issue a state of emergency on the island. Luckily all my weekend plans were already canceled (more on that later), so for me staying home and just chilling was pretty easy! I did get a bit of traveling done mid-to-late February, so I thought I'd kick off this month's blogs by sharing some of that, and also I thought I'd include some podcasts and videos that I've been into lately!

New Month, New Stuff!

Hello all! Well, February has finally come and with it some pretty hefty snowstorms! On the plus side it finally feels like winter here in Sapporo, and just in time for the Snow Festival too! On the down side it was really hard to walk to work for a few days.


The last two weeks have been really exciting for me, a lot of new releases, a new series, and a ton of composing done. So for today's blog I thought I'd fill you in on everything that's come out, and give a little extra info about it all!

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Before I get into all that though, I just wanted to take a moment and share this incredible Meiji chocolate wrapper art. I found these in my local supermarket and I think they're absolutely adorable. There are a bunch of different designs, but they all have this simple eye-catching art style.



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So first up, let's talk about my new series!

I listen to a lot of music, and a large amount of it is either local or from artists only popular here in Japan. I would love to be a…

A Trip to Tokyo

Last week I got to head down to Tokyo to see this wonderful woman for the first time in over two years...my mom!!

To Yokohama and Back again

Last weekend I took my first trip of 2020! I had the pleasure of going on a two show mini-tour with my band Youryokutai Club, the first was down in Yokohama and then back to Sapporo for another show the very next day!


My 2019 In Retrospect

Wow. Last year was a whirlwind of music, teaching, and big life changes. But I’ve realized that, outside of those directly involved, I didn’t really share my experiences with the world in any concrete way. I did the obligatory posts on Twitter, Instagram, and (rarely) Facebook, but to be honest I’ve been connecting less and less with the social aspect of those sites. Maybe it’s just my infrequent use, maybe it’s age, but for the past few months I’ve found myself completely overwhelmed by all the information I get from my feeds. Info that I forget almost as quickly as I learn it. (So, probably age then…) I’ve been less and less interested in posting there myself, but I have been wanting to share with you all in some form.