Working when the time changes

I have never thought about what a night shift worker goes through during time changes until I saw this meme. I had so many questions: Do you get paid for the spring forward hour that is lost? Do you have to work an extra hour for fall forward? Do you get to leave early? What …

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Stone monuments in Gion, Kyoto cemetery

Honoring family

I was fortunate to experience Japan during the Obon festival in July. During Obon many Japanese return to their hometowns to honor their ancestors. While that meant I ran into a few shops and attractions that were closed for the holiday, I also got to see lots of people dressed in yukatas (summer kimonos) and …

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