Northern Sun

Exploring Sapporo in summer time! Current status: ・surviving last weeks before August holidays and お盆 Obon ・staying hydrated ・enjoying green (summer on the island of Hokkaido is so short) ・occasionally escaping to the sea ・watching Twin Peaks (Season 3 finally!) ・enjoying summer clothes Photo credits: 大野 ハシェム

Back to Japan!

Quite unbelievable that I am back to Japan for the third (!) time! After arriving from the airport and stepping on the streets on Sapporo, I am filled with pleasant familiarity. It is almost like arriving home. One of my homes. I do not feel lost anymore. Japanese kanji written here and there do not … More Back to Japan!

Snow dust

“Not forever-after, for Time, the thief, eventually takes all things into his dusty storehouse, but they were happy, as these things go, for a long while” Just finished Neil Gaiman’s “Stardust” going home on the subway. This was a great closure of the book and this week.  By the way happy Valentine! Enjoy the rest … More Snow dust

How to survive cold snowy winter in Hokkaido and… don’t let it freeze your heart

It’s my second year living in a Sapporo, one of the major cities around the world where it snows the most!  I would like to share some tips on how to survive in this Winter Country. dress like an onion, layers and layers of clothes. Sometimes I see locals in summer shoes strolling on snow … More How to survive cold snowy winter in Hokkaido and… don’t let it freeze your heart