Category Archives: Life in Japan

Vi in Japan: Kimono and Night Views of Tokyo Skyline

This is the 5th post in my 21-blogs-before-2019-ends-challenge! As previously mentioned in this post, my best friend Vi visited me in Japan this past November. I, of course, took some time off to show her around. I prepared an itinerary … Continue reading

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To the Beach House

This is post 4/21 of the 21 day blogging challenge. That’s 21 posts in 21 days. I guess it doesn’t have to be one per day because this is my 4th today! Read part 1 and part 2 of this … Continue reading

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Dating a Japanese (not) Actor

This is post 3/21 of a 21 day blogging challenge. It is a continuation of this post, so I suggest you read it first. I was quick to recover from the disappointment of him not being the actor because here … Continue reading

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Dating a Japanese Actor

This is blog 2/21 of the 21 day blogging challenge. In November Vi, my friend from my undergraduate days in JKUAT, came to visit Japan. I took time off from work to show her around. To be honest, I also … Continue reading

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What It’s Like Working in Tokyo

I recently saw something online about a blogging challenge: 21 posts in 21 days. I thought I might try it to inspire me to start blogging again. I can’t promise 21 posts in 21 days, but I will try to … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Grandma

Last year around October, after I graduated from my PhD program, I went home to Kenya for a brief holiday of about two weeks. I visited both my grandmothers, on my mother’s side and on my father’s side, spending a … Continue reading

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6 Months in Tokyo: Work and School Update

In case you haven’t noticed, this blog has been on a hiatus for some months now. It’s not that I had exhausted the limits of my creativity, rather I had a lot on my hands, which I still do. But … Continue reading

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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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