Snow Festival Snapshots

If you’re gonna freeze, might as well have fun doing so. That was our thinking when my parents made plans to visit in February. We headed up to the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, and ate our way through Otaru … Continue Reading →

My Greatest Difficulty Living in LA

Note: I wrote this article last week for my home church’s newsletter. Apologies for all the LA references if you don’t live in LA. Celtics fans aside, who doesn’t love LA? As I sit in my Tokyo apartment with three … Continue Reading →

Christmas 2017 Highlights

A quick video post with some music highlights from our Christmas gatherings last weekend! After a year of taking jazz keyboard/reharmonization lessons with a friend via skype, it was fun to do some arranging on the piano as well. Most … Continue Reading →

Fall Photos

It’s fall, and Chi and I just got back from a quick trip to Hakone, by Mt. Fuji. Since one of the purposes of this blog is to give our supporters a glimpse of our life in Japan, I thought … Continue Reading →

First Japanese Song

Last week I had the privilege of serving on the music team for Church Planting Institute (CPI) 2017, a conference that gathers church leaders and missionaries serving across Japan. This year over 400 adults registered, making it one of the … Continue Reading →

Suffering As Love

Dear Daniel, Congrats on making it to Tokyo! So glad you’ve arrived after months of training, visa issues, and three years of seminary. I know the sense of accomplishment and anticipation as you stand by the window in your new … Continue Reading →