Accommodations, Advice, Experiences, Housing, Money, Travel, Work

Living and Making Money in Rural Hokkaido

I put on my boots and open the door to my house and step outside.  Immediately the blinding white strikes my eyes. To my right is a field of white all the way back to the hills in the distance and to my left is a wall of snow 8 feet high.  In front of… Continue reading Living and Making Money in Rural Hokkaido

Can Japanese Men Cook
Dating, Love, Relationships

Can Japanese Men Cook?

Yes, yes they can. I mean, of course! Men everywhere can cook. I'll ashamedly admit that at one time I believed some of the generalizations that I heard about how rigid Japanese society is with social norms. You know, the men go to work and the women belong at home and in the kitchen. The… Continue reading Can Japanese Men Cook?

How to Be Financially Secure in Japan
Money, Work

How to Be Financially Secure in Japan

If you're someone who plans on living in Japan long term, you're going to have to spend some time thinking about your finances and what your goals are for life. It's one thing to come here and spend a few years to go sightseeing, traveling, and gaining some new experiences. It's an entirely different challenge… Continue reading How to Be Financially Secure in Japan

Accommodations, Housing

A Tour of My Old Apartment in Yokohama

Here's a short video I threw together and made back in the summer. I didn't post it sooner due to life events, and started to fear I never would! https://youtu.be/KHNf9oO4w6k Please ignore how pale my face looks compared to the rest of my body. I got a tan and didn't realize how much my foundation… Continue reading A Tour of My Old Apartment in Yokohama

Leaving my home in Japan
Accommodations, Experiences, Housing, Love, Relationships

Settling down in Japan Was Impossible

Eight times.  Eight times is how often I've moved since coming to Japan. Considering I've only lived here for seven years, that means I've packed up and changed homes on average at least once a year. The shortest I've lived anywhere was about three months in a tiny company owned apartment in Kawasaki. Right next… Continue reading Settling down in Japan Was Impossible