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…

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…

平成ありがとう、令和楽しみしてるよ!

平成5年生まれなので、人生初の新しい時代が始まることがとても不思議な気持ちです この26年間は色々あったけど、今の私はこの時代の子供で、平成時代には感謝してます。 10年前に初めて日本へ行ってきて、日本の文化や言語のこと好きになって、留学や旅行して、色々な経験や友達ができて、今年ついにちゃんとした仕事みつけて、これから日本で住む予定です。やっぱり人生が不思議ですね。 今回日本へ行く時は令和時代なので、これからの日本の生活はとても楽しみにしてます!どんな時代になるのかな?どんなことや経験が待ってるかな? この新しい時代でもよろしくお願いします! 1.5.2019 アンニ

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…

Thank you 2018, but I’m ready for 2019!

2018 was a year of change for a lot of people, including me; I left my life in Finland behind and came to Japan (not knowing what was waiting for me). It wasn’t easy at times and there was a point I was seriously considering if I’d made the right choice coming here or if…

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…

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…