2019-2020

It’s been a while since I updated this site (almost a year to be exact) and a lot of things have changed since then 2019 was definitely a year of change for me; I moved to Tokyo permanently, started at a new job, moved into my own apartment, went through heartbreak and butterflies, got to…

When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

Things haven’t really been going according to my plans in the last couple of months… I was supposed to fly back to Tokyo by the end of March to celebrate my 26th birthday under the cherry blossoms, after which I would have started at my new job on the 1t of April; Perfect But here…

Back to Finland (for now)

So, it’s been a crazy couple of months… During which I finished my internship in Tokyo, found my dream job in the same city, flew back to Finland and now I’m waiting for my working visa -after which I’ll be officially living in Tokyo! Truth be told I was not expecting to go back home…

Job Hunting in Japan

My internship in Tokyo is slowly coming to an end but I’m not ready to go back to Finland and leave my life here behind. I know job hunting in Japan might sound a little intimidating for a foreigner (it sure was for me) and if you can’t speak Japanese your options might be quite…

Finding Happiness in Every Day

I’ve been feeling a little down lately. Nothing bad has happened and it’s not that I’m not enjoying my life in Tokyo; I’ve been just a little tired and sad for no apparent reason. I think it must have something to do with my 3-month mark here in Japan; where I’m finally settled into my life…

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…

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…

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…