Welcome to my blog. Here’s how it came to be.
While I can’t claim to have reached peak happiness just yet, here are some things I wish I’d known in my twenties about leading a happy life.
A little over three years ago, I uprooted my quiet European life, packed two large suitcases and moved to Japan. Was it worth it?
When times got tough, I turned to the news in search for answers. It gave me nothing but more questions.
Dozens of prominent intellectuals got together to write “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate” on the topic of cancel culture. I was hoping for a poignant commentary on modern society. That’s not what we got.
Thinking of moving to an apartment in Tokyo? Be ready to pay upfront many times the cost of rent.
Dating has been a huge part of my experience living in Japan. To save future generations from some of the head and heartaches we experienced, my friend Kayo and I decided to write about our experiences dating in Japan! Here is my bit on the white guy perspective. Make sure to check out hers on the Japanese lady perspective too!
My dream is to be a writer. Why is there a voice in my head telling me I’m a fraud?
Every language has bias. New languages give us the perspective we need to see that bias.
For some, coronavirus is stealing lives and livelihoods. But for most, it’s stealing time.
As a blue-eyed white European living in Japan, I’m not just a foreigner. I’m a very foreign foreigner. Here’s a taste of some of the bizarre conversations I’m party to on a regular basis.
Learning a new language is as daunting as it is fascinating. Here’s some advice on how I got started with Japanese.
The people of China have plenty to deal with right now without the rest of us adding our bigotry to their misery.