Ringing in the New Year


The Goldilocks Zone of Mochi: Instructions for Perfect Mochi Consistency & Texture

After painstaking trial and error spanning 30+ batches, three years, and three separate mochitsuki’s, we’ve compiled the essential notes for the “Goldilocks” zone of mochi consistency and texture: think not too hard, not too soft… just right. 

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Ki wo Tsukete

If someone were to ask me about my childhood, the first memories that would rush into my mind would all revolve around my time spent with my grandmother.

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Fierce Vulnerability with Gia Gunn

Gia Gunn chats about her journey from dancing Nihon-buyo as a child to RuPaul's Drag Race to self discovery and activism.

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Education and the Path to Self-Defined Success

New year, new pandemic, new perspective. College during these strange times has taught me to divest myself from a career-oriented approach to education and invest in my personal goals and interests.

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Be Like Bamboo

Planning for your organization is STILL a challenge given the present circumstances, but not impossible. Here are ways that you can create the mindset and practice to plan proactively.

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If You Gave Up on the Bullet Journal, Maybe You Did It Wrong

The Bullet Journal is a life changing method of decluttering your mind and doing more with your time. If you don't agree, maybe you did it wrong.

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We Need to Talk: Time to Reframe Our Thinking When It Comes to New Year’s Resolutions

With so many people having made New Year’s resolutions related to diet and exercise, it is the perfect time to confront what it is that we really value in our lives.

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Ozoni from Around the World

No two ozoni are alike. Join us as we explore the variety of mochi from around the world.

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Culture & Community

Three Reasons Why Queer Obon Just ~Makes Sense~

This past June, Okaeri LA hosted the first ever Queer Obon (we think), or a festival designed to bring LGBTQ+ people together in community for this important Buddhist holiday.

Knights, Horses, Pirates, and Pokemon - Yeah They Were All At Camp This Year

Yo! Camp 2023 was one for the ages. Read on.

A Lump of Play-Doh: Growing Up Mixed

If I really think about it I know there were many people who thought that my mix of backgrounds was cool throughout my childhood; however, I can’t help but focus on those in my life that made me feel like I didn’t belong.

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