KIND WORDS MATTER.

When people walk into my apartment, the first thing they ask is “What is that?“ and point at the many post-it notes on my wardrobe. Those are your responses to my writing over the past two years. I wrote them all down and re-read them when things aren’t going so well. They remind me that … More KIND WORDS MATTER.

Funny Stories in Japan – The Changing Room Incident

I do realize that a lot of my posts are quite serious. That’s because I only want to share things when I think they’re actually meaningful. By doing that, I might not be giving credit to the funny things that happen to me in Japan though, and therefore not painting the whole picture of what … More Funny Stories in Japan – The Changing Room Incident

Motivational, hilarious, awesome MESSAGE SHIRTS in Japan

The other day, I was walking through a shopping mall with a friend and said: “Oh I like that store. I always go in there when I’m feeling down and look at the T-shirts.” She looked at me like I’m nuts. I agree that it sounds weird, but see for yourself. How could anyone not … More Motivational, hilarious, awesome MESSAGE SHIRTS in Japan

I am an Immigrant.

Recently I read an article that accused white people living abroad of calling themselves ’expats’ instead of ’immigrants’ and thereby emphasizing their superiority over other ethnic groups living abroad (“Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?“ by Mawuna Remarque Koutonin, 2015). This issue has been on my mind for years, … More I am an Immigrant.