Back in Virginia

I’ve been back in the U.S. for about a week and a half. It’s honestly felt a bit weird being back, which I’ll explain a bit later. I also don’t have much time before I start my fourth year at UVA, so I keep thinking about how fast things can go by. My arrival to …

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My Trip to Kyoto

Pretty much since my first day in Japan, I’ve been saying that I wanted to go to Kyoto. Whenever anyone asked me where I wanted to go while I was here, that was usually my answer. I originally had planned to go with a couple of friends, but they ended up not being able to …

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A Day of “Opposite” Experiences

This past Saturday was one full of activities. The first half of the day consisted of a class fieldtrip, and the latter half was an early US Independence Day celebration. I use the word “opposite” because I’m not sure how else to describe them in respect to one another. I woke up early and prepared …

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