Slàinte

So there are certain things one does when one is preparing to move abroad. I've been told by quite a few people in the past 2 years that they wish they could do what I've done - "simply run off" to a foreign country. Well, while I'm flattered by the admiration, moving abroad is far

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Girls Girls Girls

I'll tell you something else that I missed when I lived in Japan; something huge, bigger than cupcakes or couscous or Letterman or Marie's Crisis. Women. I missed women. Or, more accurately, female friends - we had plenty of women prancing around Osaka, just none I was able to emotionally connect with until last few

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Tango at Home

While I lived in Japan, my trips home tended to be exhausting marathons of breakfast, lunch and dinner dates. Rush, rush, rush, don't leave anyone out. Pack every available time slot because the chance won't come again for another year. Though these visits were always soul-nourishing, I invariably came away feeling somewhat disappointed. The disappointment

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