Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Japan August 2, 2012 Back in Canada One of the last photos of me in Japan. As of Monday, I have officially returned to my home country; back in good ol’ Canada. Because a cabin crew shortage delayed my plane from Toronto to Halif... Japan July 29, 2012 A Magical Day at the Foot of Mt. Fuji: Kawaguchiko Bumblebee on lavender stalks. Near Mount Fuji, Japan. Japan July 21, 2012 Gion Festival Season in Yamaguchi (Dozomonsen) This girl’s face!She really, really wanted one of those water-filled balloons. They’re one of the common game stall that pop up around Japanese matsuris (festivals). I hated having it done to me when ... Japan July 19, 2012 Okayama Prefecture Capital While staying with a host family back in May, they took me to the extremely scenic city of Okayama, capital of Okayama Prefecture. While walking around we came upon a section of the city that sort of... Japan July 18, 2012 Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni Whoah! Two weeks since my last post. Time flies when you’re busy. July is my last month here in Japan, so things have been pretty crazy as I’ve been trying to fit everything in and commit... Japan June 16, 2012 Hiroshima Peace Park and Atom Bomb Museum Paper cranes folded in memory of Sadako, a young girl from Hiroshima who died from Leukemia after being exposed to radiation from the A-Bomb in 1945 when she was 2. Thousands of these cranes are fold... Japan June 13, 2012 Trip to Tsuwano’s Castle Ruins Aboard a Vintage Steam Engine Yamaguchi’s old SL steam engine train running through the town of Tsuwano. Taken from the top of Tsuwano’s castle’s ruins. We rode the SL into Tsuwano from Yamaguchi, about a 90 min...