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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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Blog posts September 2016

Defection from A Negative Empire hr578

I’m a singer-songwriter living in Japan. Yet, I’m totally unfamiliar with Japanese recent entertainment. As I haven’t caught up with Japanese pop music, TV dramas and movies for decades, I don’t know any tunes, any titles and any names and faces of a band, a singer or an actor. I have lost interest …

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Ordinariness vs. Contrariness hr577

I have signed up for a few online survey websites and answer some questionnaire or other every day to earn small change. Other than money, there’s a byproduct in answering them. Each questionnaire has a set of answers to choose from that a survey writer thinks participants’ answers are supposed to b…

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The Influence of Global Warming hr576

I live in an apartment that is enclosed by the mountains and a five-minute walk to the ski slopes. It was built about 30 years ago, when this area was cool enough to be lived without an air conditioner in high summer. As an air conditioner was assumed unnecessary, my apartment has the structure that…

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This is the main dish of the hotel's #lunch buffet. Sauteed #pork fillets. #restaurant #Japan This is the main dish of the hotel's #lunch buffet. Sauteed #pork fillets. #restaurant #Japan
The all-you-can-eat #lunch at a hotel in the city. A once-a-year treat, at $24. #smokedsalmon #fish #ham #Japan #restaurant #hotel The all-you-can-eat #lunch at a hotel in the city. A once-a-year treat, at $24. #smokedsalmon #fish #ham #Japan #restaurant #hotel
They are beautifully lined at the highlands of my town. I learned they're called Kochia. #mountains #flowers #Japan They are beautifully lined at the highlands of my town. I learned they're called Kochia. #mountains #flowers #Japan
Found a treat at half price at the supermarket! Delicious hors doeuvre #cheese, at $3. #Japan Found a treat at half price at the supermarket! Delicious hors doeuvre #cheese, at $3. #Japan
A view from my table at the outside #cafe of the highlands in my town. #mountains #Japan A view from my table at the outside #cafe of the highlands in my town. #mountains #Japan
#Lunch special of the day was hot #soba #noodles, #shrimp #tempura and #beef bowl at the #Japanese family #restaurant, $7.50. #Lunch special of the day was hot #soba #noodles, #shrimp #tempura and #beef bowl at the #Japanese family #restaurant, $7.50.
Had beer, #Japanese tea and a sweet rice #dampling at the #cafe next to the ropeway station of the highlands in my town. #mountain #beer Had beer, #Japanese tea and a sweet rice #dampling at the #cafe next to the ropeway station of the highlands in my town. #mountain #beer
Pacific saury #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi restaurant. $1 for 2. #Japan #fish Pacific saury #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi restaurant. $1 for 2. #Japan #fish

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