Archive for February, 2008

The Noodle Nights, Part 1

I miss my noodle nights. When I arrived in Japan, I was excited about living in the countryside. I thought it would provide me with an authentic Japanese experience. In the sixty or so years since the end of the second world war, much of Japan has modernized, and while that Japan is intriguing, I [...]

Capturing the Presidency

I have never been much of a political mongrel, sniffing after every bit of political gossip, sidling up to those in power to get scraps, or barking up and down the street letting everyone know where I stand. But I can’t keep my nose out of this Presidential race. It is exciting. It started with [...]

Romance and Relationships – 5 Romantic Valentine Date Ideas That You Can Do at Home

By Laurel Barnet Do you know how hard it is to come up with creative ideas for a Valentine date? Are you tired of doing the same thing over and over? A Valentine’s date does not have to be expensive to be special. It just takes a little creativity and planning to create a memorable [...]

Foods of Love for Valentine’s Day

By Lisa Bevan Thinking about changing it up and staying in for a romantic dinner this year with your sweetheart. It is a great alternative to the crowds and it is a chance to showcase your creativity. Building a great menu is as easy as one, two, three. Just use this handy guide to foods [...]