Author Archives: JoshuaKaimikaua

Haiku Poem

Winter wonderland おとぎの国の冬 sea of snow breath of fresh cold air winter bliss 雪原や白い息にも冬の精 せつげん や しろい いき にも ふゆ の せい Recently I went snowboarding in Hakuba with some coworkers. This was my first time to Hakuba and I had a … Continue reading

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Life in Japan: Okayama

I recently went to visit a friend in Okayama. Okayama is about 3 1/2 hours south from Tokyo by way of the “Shinkansen”(Bullet Train). The town that he lives in is “勝央町” (Shoo-Cho), which is supposedly where Kintaro (a famous … Continue reading

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Life in Japan: Yokosuka

I recently moved to Japan to work for the Navy at Yokosuka. It is my first week here and I visited Shuzo and Michiko Sensei in Zengyo. I almost got lost taking the train but was somehow able to make it. … Continue reading

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Life in Chicago: San Francisco

After my friends wedding, I stayed a couple of days in San Francisco for a small vacation. San Fran is an awesome city with great food and great sites. Coming from the Midwest, it was so satisfying to see mountains … Continue reading

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Life in Chicago: Wedding

Last weekend, I went to my high school’s friend wedding in Milpitas, CA. I had a great time catching up with his family and friends that I have not seen in years. It really made me realize how much we’ve … Continue reading

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Life in Chicago: Spring Day

This weekend was the first real Spring Weekend in Chicago. Temperatures reached 70 degrees making for a beautiful time to be outside. It was the first time in six months that I didn’t wear a jacket out! It was amazing … Continue reading

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Life in Chicago: Soccer

Yesterday, I got invited by my coworker to watch a pro soccer game with the Chicago Fire playing the New York Red Bulls.  This was actually my first pro US soccer game and it was pretty fun. Even though it … Continue reading

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Life in Chicago: St. Patty’s Day

Last week, I experienced my first St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago and I have to say there is nothing quite like it. For this occasion, my friend and I decided to join a pub crawl… that started at 8:00 AM! … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Sometimes in life things don’t always turn out the way you want. Even though we try our best, sometimes it is out of our control and just not meant to be. What we can control though is how we deal … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem

early rise sun soaked sky peacefully amazed Lately I’ve been taking the train to work. Besides being able to sleep, I like taking the train because I get some exercise when I walk from the train station to work. It’s … Continue reading

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