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Learning a Language – Two Years Reflection

I started studying Japanese while in high school. Growing up with movies/anime like Kiki’s Delivery Service, Laputa, Sailor Moon, and Card Captor Sakura; it’s only natural that I derived an interest in Japanese culture and language. While I studied the first 6 chapters of the Genki series abroad in Canada, I wasn’t able to financially […]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist
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Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

With Spring fresh in the air, now is the time for renewing and lightening yourself from the holiday season. Often we don’t just pack on the pounds, we also squirrel away gifts, papers, clothing, and other unnecessary things. Spring cleaning is more than just throwing out trash, it’s about creating a healthy living environment. While […]

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DIY Camera Bag of Your Dreams

Why spend a fortune on a camera bag? Now that I have expensive cameras, I’ve found the need to have a special bag just for the two. While the Sony A6000 and Samsung NX3300 are small enough to fit in my small day bag on their own, there’s just not enough space or shock/water protection […]

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Keeping it Real in 2k17

Hey, I’m writing you here from my sofa, wine in hand – yes I just spilt it for the second time. Not because I’m drunk (I’m not) but because bowl-shaped glasses suck and splash everywhere if bumped. Anyway, I just rebranded FromJapanWithHeart to FromCrystalWithHeart. Yay, right? That means I can now write about more than […]

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