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Regular posts as you know them

31: Taking Stock

I am writing this at 10pm on the eve of my 31st birthday so happy birthday to me! I’ll be at work in the morning and taking the afternoon off to go to the Korean embassy in Azabu Juban to … Continue reading

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Hello From Tokyo!

It’s already been three weeks in Tokyo. I managed to find a lovely 2 bed roomed apartment in a quiet suburb of Tokyo called Mitaka City. It finally hit me that I am an adult when I finally moved into … Continue reading

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How Not to Wash Your Car in Japan

Let me tell you something about living in Japan: there is no dust. Whether you live in rural Japan or in the middle of Tokyo, every road surface is coated in tarmac, down to the smallest footpath in the remotest … Continue reading

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How Much Does it Cost to Move to Tokyo?

The short answer, a lot. Some background. I plan to move to Tokyo next month so that I can prepare for Jeremy’s school entrance in April. I also need to prepare to rejoin the workforce. The company’s entrance ceremony, nyuushashiki (入社式), … Continue reading

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2019 Goals

Happy New Year! Should I still be saying this, seeing as it is already mid January? I like making to do lists and although I don’t want my life to be a checklist, I can’t help it. If life life … Continue reading

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2018 in Review

When I am older, maybe around 70, and my earlier years are a soft fuzzy memory, and someone happens to ask me what I remember from 2018, these will be the memories that will stand out. 2018 is the year … Continue reading

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Want to do a PhD? Here’s my Advice.

Several years ago, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree (first class honours, sorry that will never get old) in computer science from JKUAT, I wrote an A to Z guide for campus students that I think is still relevant today. … Continue reading

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