Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall) at Todai-ji

Travel Update: Kansai Region

We visit four cities in one day – Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, and Osaka.
Amelia gets in a fight with a deer, Kat discovers there’s something better than world peace, Shawn plays it cool in the face of overwhelming adorability, and we all discover that we don’t know how to tell time.

Inside Senbon Torii

Travel Update: Kyoto, Part 2

We return to Kyoto to soak up the local arts and culture, take a somewhat-prurient interest in a partially-naked statue of a delivery boy, visit more shrines that you can shake a stick at (2), and experience the mind-blowing combination of flavours that is MOS Burger.

Meiji Jingu Ticket

Travel Update: Tokyo, Part 1

We meet up with our friend Shawn in Tokyo and hit up Harajuku, Akihabara, Gonpachi, and other pop-culture hotspots. Plus: sumo wrestlers and the imperial palace’s gardens!

Shrine at Kiyomizu-Dera

Travel Update: Kyoto, Part 1

We visit temples, drink holy water, stumble into a hidden Studio Ghibli gift shop, make friends with strangers, take over a sushi bar, and chase a baby monkey around.
Seriously, the baby monkey was adorable. I recommend skipping down to the end just for that.

The Barristers and Solicitors' Oath

On Becoming a Lawyer

It has been a while since my last update – and for good reason! The last year has been quite busy, and has gotten in the way of my already-irregular blogging habits. Most of the last year has involved work, which is to be expected. If you’re reading these words, you likely already know that […]

Billiken

Travel Update: Osaka

On our first day in Japan, we explore Dotonbori, the acquarium, the science museum, and Osaka Tower. More importantly: lots of delicious food!

Singapore at Night

Travel Update: Singapore

We spend four days in Singapore, which is a living vision of a future full of fantastic sights, theatre, animals, architecture, fire-eating, and more!