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

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

Accommodations, Typhoon

How to Prepare for the Next Big Typhoon in Japan

Does news about an approaching typhoon have you worried? Are you wondering what you should do to prepare for it, and how things will turn out afterwards? Here is some helpful information on what you can do during typhoon season to stay safe and give yourself a peace of mind. Hurricane and Typhoon season is… Continue reading How to Prepare for the Next Big Typhoon in Japan

Accommodations, Evacuation, Supplies

When the Next BIG QUAKE Hits, You’ll Need This Grab Bag

If a major earthquake were to hit right now, how quickly could you evacuate? Do you have all of the essentials you’d need to survive the next few days in something small enough to carry? Do you have everything assembled in one bag that you could grab, and be out the door within seconds? How… Continue reading When the Next BIG QUAKE Hits, You’ll Need This Grab Bag