There is something exciting about getting a box full of snacks every month. Bokksu is a monthly subscription service that brings traditional Japanese snacks to your door. Each month has a different theme and highlights flavors from different areas of Japan. I have been enjoying Bokksu for more than 2 years and always look forward to when it arrives each month. The theme of the June 2022 Bokksu is Midori Moments. Midori means green in Japanese and nearly all of these snacks are green or flavored by a green item, mainly matcha. I have tried a number of matcha-flavored items in the past and forRead More →

May has arrived in a hurry. The month all but snuck up on me and I felt ill-prepared for it. With its arrival, came a major shift in weather, pushing the last remnants of winter away and landing us solidly in spring weather. This means there are lots to do and luckily plenty of hours of daylight to do it in. Much like every month, setting a list of goals I want to accomplish in May will help me stay on track, get stuff done, and ensure I set some time aside to have some fun as well. Before we get to my May 2022Read More →

Each month, I look forward to the arrival of my Bokksu. The theme of the May 2022 Bokksu is Bokksu Tanjoubi or Bokksu Birthday. Bokksu has been around for 6 years and it’s amazing to think that they have been bringing traditional Japanese snacks to people’s doors this long. This box is unique in the sense that there are repeat items from previous boxes, some are customer favorites and others are staff favorites. I love getting a chance to try some snacks a second time around and see which ones are the most popular. Want to try Bokksu? Use my referral link to get $15Read More →

Creating goals has become a monthly ritual for the past couple of years. Having a list of items I want to work on helps to keep me focused, motivated, and working towards bigger goals in life. Every month has new challenges thrown into it, so keeping my goals flexible has been a big part of this journey. In fact, I had much different goals for this month and then changed them based upon my needs. Reassessing your goals on a month-by-month basis will help keep you on track and should also prevent burnout and stress – though it can happen from time to time. BeforeRead More →

Sakura season is a major event in Japan that is celebrated with sakura viewings, festivals, and plenty of sakura-themed foods. While these are plentiful in Japan, for those of us outside of Japan, it can be hard to experience the sights, smells, and flavors of cherry blossom season. However, thanks to companies like Bokksu, we can at least get the taste of all those wonderful spring flavors. Bokksu is a monthly subscription box that brings traditional snacks from Japan to your door. Each month is a new theme, highlighting different flavors and areas of Japan. The April 2022 Bokksu brings the many flavors of theRead More →

In the blink of an eye, the third month of 2022 has arrived. March ushers in the arrival of spring, at least in some parts, and with that opens up an entirely new set of possibilities. For where I live, winter still has a solid presence in the month of March, so it’s a bit too early to embrace spring. However, that does leave plenty of opportunities to work on my goals for another month. Creating monthly goals has been one of the best decisions I’ve made as it keeps me on track for working towards bigger goals. Sharing those goals here also gives meRead More →

Snack-filled subscription boxes are a fantastic way to try something new from different regions of the world. Bokksu, a Japanese snack subscription box highlights traditional snacks of Japan. Many of the companies contributing have been around for more than 100 years. Having tried a number of Bokksu in the past, I was excited to dive into the March 2022 Bokksu. This month’s theme is Spring Otozure – which means spring arrival. With spring comes a whole new set of flavors to dive into, coming from different regions of Japan. If you want to explore the flavors of Japan from the comfort of your home, thenRead More →

February is here and while it is the shortest month of the year, it is just as important as all other months. Despite being a few days shorter than other months, February can be just as productive. By creating a list of monthly goals, you can set yourself up for success and tackle those smaller items that you may have been putting off. Having made monthly goals for a few years now, I can attest to how much of a change they made in my life. Now, I have the accountability needed to get stuff done, and by sharing it online, I have extra motivationRead More →

Subscription boxes have grown in popularity over the years. With subscription boxes for just about everything, you can find one that corresponds with your likes. Personally, I think snack boxes are the way to go. To make it even better, there are subscriptions like Bokksu, which allow you to enjoy traditional Japanese snacks from the comfort of your own home. Every month, Bokksu sends you a themed box featuring snacks from different prefectures in Japan. As an added bonus, many of these companies have been around for 100 years or more, truly highlighting these traditional snacks and their makers. The booklet also includes the historyRead More →

A new month and year have arrived! It’s hard to believe that 2021 is already over and we are in a new year with new opportunities before us. Though many people use January as an opportunity to start something new through making resolutions, I instead will be sticking with making monthly goals. I find that I am more successful when I set goals over resolutions. Breaking down my bigger goals into smaller chunks on a monthly basis helps a lot. Before we look at my January 2022 goals, let’s take a moment to look back and see how I did with my December goals. DecemberRead More →