A little over three years ago, I uprooted my quiet European life, packed two large suitcases and moved to Japan. Was it worth it?
Introducing the new Youtube series I’m hosting: Work in Progress Japan
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!
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.
Thousands of students come to Japan every year to learn Japanese at a language school. Here’s the honest truth about my personal experience.
When a woeful lack of preparation is met with elemental wrath
Things to consider before you pack your bags and move to Japan.
The hardest part of learning any language is the middle.
What could have been a success story has fallen apart
Hold on to your chapeaux, because these expressions will knock your chaussettes off!
The internet is full of articles on how to live a more fulfilling life. Most of them say exactly the same thing. Save yourself some time and read my summaries instead.
The subtle ways in which speaking several languages can influence how we act and who we are
Figuring out if it’s worth the time, especially if you know you’ll never really be awesome at it.
When all news coverage is the same three anecdotes, no wonder people develop stereotypes.
Sometimes switching to English is a lifesaver. Other times it’s rude and insensitive.