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Finally! We are Free after Forced Quarantine

After three days of forced quarantine, we were finally back home. The forced quarantine was more painful than I had imagined. At the end of the year, I got a good learning that it is a blessing to be able to go out into a space that is not closed at any time and to be free to breathe the fresh air.
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Day 3 of Forced Quarantine in Japan : Daily Routine

This is the third day of living like I was in the hospital. The time difference between San Francisco and Japan is 17 hours, but this motionless life makes it harder to recover from jet lag. I have to take my temperature every day and report it to the facility and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. We're almost there!
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Day 2 of Forced Quarantine in Japan : Living on the Bed

The small room is filled with beds. During forced quarantine, you cannot leave the room even one step, including meals. Therefore, I spend all day on the bed. It's a life with less movement than I imagined, so it's really important to prepare in advance.
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“3 Days Forced Quarantine” has Begun, Skipping Christmas

We took a midnight flight on Christmas Eve from San Francisco back to Tokyo. Arrival at Haneda was in the early morning of December 26. So, December 25 was offset by a 17-hour time difference, making this year the year Christmas never came. And we immediately entered the quarantine facility.
Zero Waste

Low Waste Bulk Grocer in San Francisco

"We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly." -- I had a wonderful experience where what had been imprinted as "zero-waste" was replaced with "low-waste".
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What You Must Prepare for Japan Trip from California

Our one-month stay in the United States is about to pass in no time. Immigration information is updated every day, so we would like to get the correct information and prepare for returning to Japan without any mistakes. This morning, we went to a PCR test within 72 hours before departure.

Seattle’s Seafood : A Place You’ll Want To Go Back Again

It's been a day since I returned to San Francisco from Seattle. I already miss the seafood bisque I had in Seattle. I had some clam chowder at Fisherman's Wharf the day I returned to try to have a clam chowder showdown. I want to start making seafood bisque when I get back to Japan!

Touring Seattle in the Cold Rain | Part 2

This is the second part of our tour of Seattle in the cold and rainy weather. After warming up at a cafe, we headed for a tour to learn about the history of the city of Seattle from underground. We learned the city used to be on the same level as the basement level. After that, we took a break at a cafe again. I usually like to hang out in the city, but in Seattle's climate, I preferred to spend my time in cafes.

Touring Seattle in the Cold Rain | Part 1

We moved from San Francisco to Seattle. No way it's so cold! I forgot my thick jacket, so as soon as I'm outside for a while, I need a break at the cafe. We went to the tourist spots in downtown.

Weekend in Pacific Heights & Japan Town : San Francisco

Two weeks have already passed since our arrival in San Francisco. My husband and I are pizza lovers, but we hadn't been to a pizza place once. On Friday evening, we took a short stroll around Pacific Heights and Japan Town and had dinner at "Pizzeria Delfina" there.