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Everything that doesn’t fit in any other category, including my KRISipedia of terminology!

Ujicha field growing green tea in Kyoto, Japan

A Spot of Tea in Kyoto’s Ujicha Tea Culture

It takes a village...so these diverse people gathered on a small plot of land next to a mountain road with a backdrop of mature tea terraces to give birth to a new "spot of tea".

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My Job Description

This activity has sparked and inspired many of us to ponder and produce our own proclamations, philosophies and manifestos.

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Hooked on Hash

As for me? I started by walking, then launched into a run, and have been crawling since the day after the event!

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Many Years, Mini Gift

So, now I present to you our own little masterpiece, “Netsuke”!

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What’s in a Name?

To me, it is the most identifying element of a person or thing, and should never be erred in any way, or scoffed at, or put asunder.

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Language Laughs

It is these types of faux pas that drive me crazy, and always leave me with that “what the…?” reaction.

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I got a Philia

However, as the logophile in me looked further into this, I found that many of my philias (or, at least the coinage of a good few of mine) did not show up in any dictionary, word bank or list of any kind.

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I’m Engaged!

I don't have a ring, and no one asked me to marry him, but I finally said "I will."

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The Happiness Project

Human happiness derives neither from external validation nor solely from within, but from "between".