Category Archives: Japan

Living in a Bubble in Japan

If you live in Japan but have never learned to speak or read Japanese, you are definitely living in a bubble because you are limited in your interaction with the world around you. If you live in a university campus, … Continue reading

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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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