Blog Posts

What Happens After A Dream Comes True?

Normally I don’t write (deeply) personal things here on Baby Kaiju. The theme, tone, and focus of this blog has evolved since I started it last May. I want Baby Kaiju to be a resource, and not a journal where I collect my thoughts. However…

Fight Winter Dryness With These 4 Skincare Items From Japan

It’s a long running gag in the expat community that Japanese are quick to tell you that Japan is a country of four seasons. But, I’ve yet to run into a Japanese person who can tell me why this country is so darn humid in the summer — and dry as a bone in the winter. Tokyo is particular, is a nightmare. The humidity can get as high as 80% percent, but come winter it drops all the way down to 10%!

Japanese Kindergarten Fun: Imo Hori

It’s been 7 months (!) since I returned semi-full time to the classroom. I’ve experienced a whirlwind of emotions in this journey, but life as a kindergarten teacher in Japan is actually enjoyable (for the most part). While my primary task is keeping little humans alive and teaching them how to be human, I get to do pretty fun stuff like painting, crafting, and going on fields trips. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at some classic Japanese kindergarten fun: imo hori!

How To Talk About Cosmetics and Skin Care Products in Japanese

英語で美容について話しましょう! I love to be adventurous when it comes to skincare and cosmetics, but it certainly helps when you know what you’re putting on your face! If you’re curious to expand your Japanese beauty’s vocabulary, this post is for you! It’s a cheat sheet that’s all about how to talk about cosmetics and skin care products in Japanese.