New Beginnings

It is now spring (summer tbh) in Japan and the official season of beginnings! For me it’s the beginning of a new chapter; starting my new job and life in Tokyo. I can’t believe exactly one year ago I decided to take the leap to the unknown and started looking into jobs in Japan. And…

Dreams (are meant to be chased)

Living in Japan has been my dream ever since I could remember. It all started with falling in love with Japanese culture; manga, anime, owarai, dramas etc. that made me curious to see the country and its culture with my own eyes. Later on it turned into reality in the form of an exchange year…

Expectations vs. Reality

One month has passed since I started my life in Tokyo and I have finally started to get used to the everyday life; my room and the area I live in feel like home, work is fun and I’m meeting with people once in a while while maintaining my daily routines. At the same time,…

How Making Friends Isn’t So Easy After School

So now that life has calmed down a little and I don’t have to run around like a headless chicken trying to get things done anymore, I have realized how lonely living in a foreign country can get. I like to think of myself as an outgoing introvert; I enjoy spending time with people I…

Dreams are meant to be followed, life is meant to be lived

On the day I left for my new life on the other side of the world I received a card with these words on it together with Paulo Coelho’s the Alchemist from my best friend. At the time I had no idea what these words would come to mean to me during my time in Japan. More…

It’s hard to be an adult (in a foreign country)

It’s now been a few weeks since I started my internship in Tokyo and last Saturday I finally moved into my apartment! This marks the official start of my life in Tokyo and I couldn’t be happier with the area I live in; it’s the dream-come-true of any hipster. But let me tell you, getting…

First week in Tokyo

It’s now been exactly a week since I arrived to Tokyo and started my internship, and what a week it has been! On Monday the 17th of September, after spending most of my summer holidays with my boyfriend and his family and friends, I said goodbye to Sendai and headed to Tokyo. I felt like I…