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[Personal] New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are not a new tradition. They have been part of the New Year’s traditions for centuries, dating back to the Babylonians. But even though many people nowadays do not make any resolutions for the new year and even think it to be silly, when they hear others make the typical resolutions like losing weight or quit smoking, I am convinced that everyone should have them.

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[Japan in Pictures] Osechi

Osechi ryouri are traditional New Year foods in Japan, that have been around since the Heian period. Every dish has a meaning, such as ebi (prawns) as a symbol for long life, kuro-mame (black beans) for health or konbu (seaweed) for joy. Making all those different dishes by yourself takes a lot of time and…

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Merry Christmas!

Joy to the world, is the spirit I associate with Christmas, even though we all know that the holidays can be stressful at times and the preparations exhausting. Nevertheless I hope that the main ingredient in everyone’s Christmas is love and happiness and that you all are celebrating right now with the ones you love.…

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Flying ANA Business Class from Tokyo to Düsseldorf

Sometimes all you need is a little luck. After a week with long nights full of pain, topped off with a drive in the ambulance and a night in den hospital (‘only’ gallstones, so no need to worry), the upgrade to business class for the flight back to Germany, was something I really appreciated. But…

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[Japan in Pictures] Doraemon

Every child in Japan (and every adult as well) knows Doraemon, the blue robot cat without ears, who can pull gadgets for every occasion from its pocket. Have you heard of Doraemon, maybe even seen episodes of the anime in your home country?

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[Japan in Pictures] Momiji

If I post one picture a day it would take years to show you each and every one of the thousands of pictures I have stored away on my hard drive and various hard disks. And since I won’t stop making photos, it would never end. So why not put those photos to good use…

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[Food & Drinks] Tasting the new KitKat Ginger

If you have been to Japan, you have probably noticed that KitKat here doesn’t only come in its usual flavor. Somehow the japanese people have developed a liking for different KitKat flavors and Nestlé Japan delivers. Tasting the different flavors of Japanese KitKat I am certain that Japan is the only country that has such…

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Osaka – A New Adventure

It’s been awfully quiet around here, but today I want to invite you to start a new adventure with me: Living in Osaka. After a few tumultuous months, my husband and I are now settled in our new apartment in Osaka, have unpacked (nearly) all the boxes and finally got an internet connection set up,…