Tag Archives: Holidays

Japan, Holiday Spirit, and Fried Chicken

If there’s one thing I’ve learned just from strolling around, it’s that Japan does holidays well. During the long stretch of time between Halloween and New Year’s Day, store decorations, events, celebrations, and holiday spirit characterize most of Tokyo. On … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, the French way

It’s Valentine’s Day, and there’s a conspicuous lack of commercialized cheer here in Lyon. No excessive advertisements claiming to know the best way to convince your significant other that you really do love them. No extravagant displays of red-boxed chocolates … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

The last few years have been a little weird where Christmas is concerned. At Georgetown, I push through the usual stress of finals, torn between enjoying the holiday spirit (decorations! movies! cookies!) and not failing Econ. Then I hurriedly pack … Continue reading

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Thankful

Last night I joined my five fellow Hoyas for Thanksgiving dinner at the house of our lovely French coordinator, Valerie. It was arguably the most enjoyable Thanksgiving I’ve had in college—though it’s up against last year’s dinner at my uncle’s … Continue reading

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A Math Lesson

About three weeks ago, my host mother told me that she will be hosting a nice Easter lunch in her home this upcoming Sunday. Not knowing whether or not I would be using the weekend to travel, she very graciously … Continue reading

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