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Uji

Uji is an unexpected present. I did not expect to be surprised. More so, I did not expect to fall in love. Advertisements

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Chasing the sakura

By this time, we’d been chasing the elusive sakura for almost 15 days. So far, while we’d seen some here and there, I still had not had my fantasy of walking beneath an archway of sakura fulfilled. It’s always been … Continue reading

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Yoshino – a love story

This is the stuff of blockbuster sword-fighting flicks – epic battles, betrayal, loyalty, brotherhood and tragic romance – all set in the sylvan setting of Yoshino and its famous cherry trees.

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First day in Japan

We pasted my badly-drawn map of Honshu on the wall, showing the kids exactly where we will be and when, did last-minute packing, set up the Skype, called the cab and said goodbye. It was more painless than I thought.

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