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Lisandra Moor

TW Digital Media Coordinator. Lisandra invented the inside-out grilled cheese sandwich, is an extreme stationery hoarder and is always conscious of how loud her coworkers’ music is playing on their headphones (from a concerned perspective of course). You can generally find her at a bakery with her arms full of bread or exploring Tokyo’s back streets planning her next viral article. Also, she can speak like, a hundred languages.

Articles by Lisandra

One of the pleasures (and pains) of living abroad is learning the language so that we can make our stay (no matter how long) a little more comfortable. Learning Japanese is no piece of…

Just as the Greeks had Cardea, the goddess of door hinges, in the Edo era, Japanese people had the Amabie, the yokai who could prevent epidemics — provided you get enough people to…

I am terribly overdue in sharing this review of The View From Breast Pocket Mountain, Karen Hill Anton’s breathtaking memoir. And I am profoundly regretful that I wasn’t able to share with you earlier just…

Imagine ending a smooth run down the slopes of Mount Annupuri where a butler waits at the bottom of the mountain to provide a ride to your private villa where music is…

You may be thinking that the last thing you need right now is one more video game to add to your collection. You’re already indebted to a suspicious tanuki and have slain…

I flew to Japan with two suitcases and a working-holiday visa a mere three weeks after taking my last university exam. I was betting everything on a month-long internship and had just…

There are 4,500 onomatopoeia in the Japanese language, which is more than the number of kanji required to read a Japanese newspaper. It’s a crazy number and it looks daunting. But don’t give up…

Japanese food isn’t just about eating right. Following the codes of Japanese hospitality, the presentation of a meal carries as much weight as the freshness and quality of the ingredients themselves. Essentially,…