Author: tara

  • Kickstarter: Witch Kit

    Kickstarter: Witch Kit Alice and I, both being expats in Japan, met each other as we were both immersing ourselves in the culture and sharing our separate experiences. This project was an opportunity for us to continue our individual explorations of Japanese traditions through the lens of DIY and sustainability, and connect with others who also shared […]

  • Real Estate in the Metaverse

    Real Estate in the Metaverse

    I purchased my first parcel of land in the Metaverse. Specifically, it’s in the Mars neighborhod, on Satoshi Island in the world of Cryptovoxels. Metaverse When someone asks me what the Metaverse is, I usually start with a question, “are you familiar with the book or movie, Ready Player One?” More than half the responses […]

  • What’s with the Tiger?

    What’s with the Tiger?

    The one question that I get asked more than any other is, “Is Tiger really your middle name?” Most of the time the question is asked out of curiosity because it is an unusual name, and sometimes there’s a glint in their eye that tells me that they are hoping that it’s some marketing ploy […]

  • My name is Tara Tiger Brown and I am not special

    My name is Tara Tiger Brown and I am not special

    I recently finished listening to the book, The Courage To Be Disliked. I was skeptical at first because it is marketed as a “Japanese phenomenon” and that didn’t line up with my 18 months of experience living in Japan. This country is immersed in a culture of shame, every other word is an apology, beauty […]

  • Coffee Helps Me Lose Weight (According to my DNA)

    Coffee Helps Me Lose Weight (According to my DNA)

    I know so little about what’s going on inside my body except for what the doctors tell me. Recently I had to get a blood test to check my thyroid levels because I have hypothyroidism. I’ve been getting this check done two times a year for 15 years so it is routine at this point. […]