Category Archives: Japan

Summer in JAIST

I love early summer. So many sunny days. The chill in the air is gone. Everything is green and beautiful. The summer rains haven’t started. The unbearable heat and humidity that plagues us mid-summer is still a month away. I … Continue reading

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Sending Money from Japan to Kenya

When I first came to Japan, I left Jeremy in the care of my parents for about  a year. Naturally, I needed to send money for his upkeep from time to time. I also needed to deposit money into my … Continue reading

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Could This be my Last Winter in Japan?

Hello? It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years, is anyone still reading this blog? Can you believe I am already 2 months into my 4th year in Japan? Yes, I came here after my 26th birthday, I … Continue reading

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My Hair Journey Since Coming to Japan

(As usual, I don’t have the time to edit my posts so I apologize in advance for any errors, grammatical or otherwise.) Well, there are no salons that can handle black hair in my part of Japan. The only thing … Continue reading

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13th April – A Day in My Busy Life

So it turns out the last post is no longer the last post! I was inspired the other day and typed out the post below on facebook a few days ago. On 13th April to be exact. I never have … Continue reading

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From Tokyo to Toronto.. and Back.

First of all, that title is misleading as it implies that I live in Tokyo. I actually live in Nomi City, a small town of 47,000 residents. Which is very far from Tokyo. The Canadians I met in Toronto were … Continue reading

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Taking Stock at 28

It’s the eve of my 28th birthday. For some unknown reason, when I was younger, I always pictured myself at this age on the balcony of my apartment overlooking the ocean in California, a glass of wine in hand contemplating … Continue reading

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Culture Shock #96: Valentine’s Day & White Day

I am going to be doing some posts about my experience as a Kenyan in Japan. I’ll count down from 100 but in no particular order. Of course I expected Japan to be different so when people asked me if … Continue reading

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Culture Shock #97: The Onsen Experience

I am going to be doing some posts about my experience as a Kenyan in Japan. I’ll count down from 100 but in no particular order. Of course I expected Japan to be different so when people asked me if … Continue reading

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What To Do in Fukui, Gifu and Nagoya

Christmas in Japan is a working day like any other, but I wasn’t going to let it just go by. Jeremy, Patricia (my friend from Solomon Islands) and I had an all-you-can-eat lunch at an Indian restaurant in Kanazawa. But … Continue reading

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