Japan: Magical

DREAM Since childhood, it has always been a dream of mine to visit Japan.  My fascination grew from watching Japanese cooking shows (Iron ChefJiro Dreams of Sushi…), anime (Laputa, Nausicaa, Rurouni Kenshin…), drama series (Great Teacher Onizuka, OshinYamato Nadeshiko…) and of course the ridiculous game shows!  Even though there’s a Japantown in nearby San Francisco, it was never enough to satisfy my curiosity for all things Japanese.  So finally, after all these years of dreaming, it was time to give Japan a well deserved visit!  =)  As I thought of all all the places I would visit…Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka….God reminded me of the  2011 tsunami that hit Japan.  I remembered I wanted to do something then, but didn’t know how.  Thankfully, God opened the doors of volunteering in a very surprising way: all I did was to be curious and asked around with friends…

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