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… Continue reading What’s with the Tiger?

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… Continue reading My name is Tara Tiger Brown and I am not special

A Decade of Hairstyles

Recently I posted a photo of me from this year compared to 10 years ago. A friend from elementary school commented that I still had the same hair. I was amused by this comment because I have changed my hair many times over the years, sometimes multiple times in one year. “Pics or it didn’t… Continue reading A Decade of Hairstyles

Ohayu (Oh, Hai, You!)

It’s February 28th, 2018 and I made a promise to myself that I would publish something today. Anything. Just write and post it. Why? Because I have a lot of ideas and questions swirling around in my head and Barbara She claims, “isolation is the dream killer, not your lousy attitude.” It’s pretty easy to isolate… Continue reading Ohayu (Oh, Hai, You!)