We’re not Korean, but boy do we love Korean culture! Yes, we have been long-time fans of groups like Red Velvet and BTS, but it’s not really about that. With my family living off and on in Japan growing up, we were exposed to the beauty in nearby Asian countries. Even though I don’t have a single Korean ancestor, the food feels like it’s part of my soul. Maybe you feel the same … [Read more...] about 9 Easy Chuseok Recipes for Beginners
Looking for the scariest Japanese horror movies online? We've put together a list of 11 of the best classics and newer releases you can stream today. We can't rank these amazing flicks, so we've put them in chronological order. Also, we didn't include Ringu (or its American remake, The Ring) or Ju-On: The Grudge because they are so well-known. If you haven't seen them, though, … [Read more...] about 11 Scariest Japanese Horror Movies Online in 2021
When we lived in Virginia, we had seasons passes to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for several years. I’d always go with them to the park, but I couldn’t get on extreme rides. First, I was recovering from a concussion. Then, I was pregnant. In the end, though, fear kept me off the good stuff. As my son got in line one time, I found myself wondering “how scary is … [Read more...] about How Scary is Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
Why haven’t you moved to Japan yet? When are you relocating overseas? Are you still going? We get asked some variation of these questions all the time. It’s frustrating because we don’t really have answers. The adults in our family are fully vaccinated, but the little kids aren’t. Plus, navigating the Japan COVID travel restrictions and quarantine rules is tricky for a large … [Read more...] about Japan COVID Travel Restrictions & Quarantine Rules
Fun fact: aside from La Ronde in my native Montreal, my first major theme park was Disneyland! At five, I rode Space Mountain for the first time. Then, I returned 25 years later to ride it with my own five-year-old daughter! Back then, there was no internet to search "how scary is Space Mountain?" We just had to try it! Now, we have the luxury of Googling before we get in … [Read more...] about How Scary is Space Mountain?