Oyakodon

I rarely ate Oyakdon when I was living in Japan, but since coming back to the states I’ve learned to love this recipe.   It’s easy to make and the ingredients are very easy to find at your local supermarket.  One thing I’ve loved about this dish since I first heard of it was that the … Continue reading

MisEducation Nation 2011

I just finished a class for my International/Intercultural Education Master’s program and we watched a panel called “MisEducation Nation” that captivated me.  This panel was in response to the annual Education Nation Town Hall that is held by NBC.  The video is a bit long, but I hope you will find it as interesting as … Continue reading

Easing into the Waters

Except two from my NaNoWriMo novel.  Copyright 2011 Bahia Simons-Lane This is a continuation of the first excerpt, which you can read here. I woke up much later to a darkened apartment, still feeling alone and hungry.  I went to the convenience store behind my apartment and got something to eat.  This small act made … Continue reading

Dreaming of Electricity

Except from my NaNoWriMo novel.  Copyright 2011 Bahia Simons-Lane I was sitting in a car in Gunma Prefecture staring at the scenery rushing by.  It was unfamiliar and exotic; rice fields submersed partially in water and mountains on the horizon.  The journey to my own new home was almost complete and the adrenaline I had … Continue reading

JNTO Seeks to Offer 10,000 Free Tickets to Japan

There is an incredible opportunity in the works with JNTO requesting funds for 10,000 free roundtrip tickets to Japan.  This comes in the wake of the severe drop in tourism that has been experienced by Japan since the tsunami and earthquake devastated the country, particularly because of radiation concerns. If this does indeed go through … Continue reading