Thank you very much for visiting my site! I’m Yori. I’m a Japanese-born Australian, an artist, a mother of two boys, and the wonderful wife of an Australian man. I was born in Yokohama, Japan, sometime in the last half-century. Yokohama is a bay city and a multicultural city (which reminds me of Sydney) compared to any other city in Japan. I occasionally visited American bases, clubs, or pubs from a very early age, and growing up like that is probably why I always wanted to visit different countries.

Then my blog title, ‘The Peeled Grape,’ was named by my husband. I had been considering something ordinary like ‘YORI’s Travel Blog.’ However, my husband suggested ‘peeled grapes’ would be good. Why that? Because I peel grapes before eating them. I grew up peeling grapes in Japan—yes, in Japan, they don’t eat grape skin, not even the little ones; they spit out the skin. Surprisingly, it actually tastes better without the skin. The first time my husband saw what I did, he was surprised and thought it was a waste of time. Hahaha, lazy people—it tastes better, I said to him. I gave him a peeled grape, and after trying it, he agreed that it tasted better. He had never seen anyone do that before. Now, he considers ‘peeling a grape’ a luxurious way to eat a small thing, adding an extra taste of joy. Thus, he named this blog as adding an extra luxury taste to all of us, a family treasure.

What I’m Writing About in This Blog…

As you already know, English is my second language, so sometimes you may find my writing a bit bizarre or odd. However, I’d like to share a lot of things and stories that I find funny, exciting, and inspiring, such as:

  • Travel (haven’t been to many places yet)
  • Shopping (I’ve got a talent for finding low prices)
  • Useful gadgets (for travelling or home and kitchen)
  • Adventure (living life is already an adventure to me)
  • Cultural diversity (I’m Japanese and Australian)

And much more!! We’ll see how much I can find to share.

I hope you find it funny and interesting reading my articles and stories.

Ah, I almost forgot to tell you that I don’t accept comments on each article, so if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the contact form. I will get back to you as soon as possible!!

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