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Ireland Trip – “I’m Irish” – Entry 5 (Final Entry)

Sadly, this will be my last post from Ireland.  I spent today "being a girl" and shopping with the family all day long.  They have such interesting stuff over here, and Karen and I had a great time picking things out for ourselves.  I bought a Claddagh ring and a beautiful Irish pendant for myself. … Continue reading Ireland Trip – “I’m Irish” – Entry 5 (Final Entry)

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Ireland Trip – Double Decker Buses & A Night of Irish Heritage – Entry 4

Yesterday turned out to be a pretty nice day after all! By nice, I mean no rain. 🙂 Anyway, we decided to take a tour around Dublin on one of those Hop-On, Hop-Off Double-Decker buses. We went everywhere around the city, but we got off to see the Cathedral of St. Patrick and Christ Cathedral.… Continue reading Ireland Trip – Double Decker Buses & A Night of Irish Heritage – Entry 4

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Ireland Trip – Snowing In Ireland & My First Dublin Pub – Entry 3

Yesterday was a very rainy and cold day so we spent most of it in the car and seeing the picturesque Galway County.  Everywhere we drove to looked like a glossy postcard.  My stepfather really wanted to see the coast, so that's exactly what we did.  It was absolutely breathtaking.  The Irish version of the… Continue reading Ireland Trip – Snowing In Ireland & My First Dublin Pub – Entry 3

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Ireland Trip – A Day of Memories and Faith – Entry 2

Today's adventure  entailed a 3-hour trip to County Mayo, where my great grandparents were from.  My mother's grandmother was from Swinford, and approximately 3 miles down was her grandfather in Foxford.  Considering how close they were to each other, you would think they'd cross paths while in Ireland, however this wasn't the case...until they both… Continue reading Ireland Trip – A Day of Memories and Faith – Entry 2

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How To Explain Social Media In Japanese

Well I'm really not here to tell you how to do this...but I am here to talk about social media and how you can better explain it to those less familiar with it. When you tell someone how or why you tweet, direct message, blog, or update your status you might as well be speaking another language, especially when you get a blank stare followed by the question"Why would anyone want to do this?" or the thing that pisses me off the most, "What is the Return On Investment (ROI)?"