Welcome to Japan, perhaps the world’s most polite society and where everyone is programmed to follow rules and create harmony in the society. It is such a fascinating culture and I am privileged to get to experience it. It might not be new to you but the Japanese culture has been in the spotlight for years. They made names like the country full of kawaii (cute) things, the world of Anime, healthy and raw food but I want to dig deeper into this culture. The best way to understand Japanese culture and way of life, behavior, and attitudes is these cultural codes. I have a long list of answers and they all have to do with cultural attitudes but let’s tackle ten for this article. These cultural code words reveal why the Japanese society is always in order and their etiquette is a high priority.Read more
When you think of Japan, what is the first word that comes out of your mind? You might be thinking about technology, sushi, or anime. But did you know that Japan is also a world leader when it comes to Beauty? Japanese people invest more in beauty products than any other country. I, too, have been investing in Japanese skincare and beauty products, but they don’t have to be expensive. You can find cheap ones or at reasonable prices. The choices are endless, and shopping can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, I am here to save you from bad purchases. I thoroughly researched and genuinely picked all of the products, and I use almost all of them.Read more
When I came to Japan in October 2016, I could barely buy my groceries in the supermarket or convenience store. When I tried to buy a temporary sim card. My friend from Tokyo had to exit from her job and come help me. I could barely get directions to the station. People were afraid of me when I approach them in English. Fast forward to 2020, I am conversationally fluent in Japanese. I can hold intermediate conversations. I can set up my internet bills and process documents in the city hall with less hassle. In this post I am sharing my journey and tips on studying JapaneseRead more
How do I get a job in Japan? I got this question a lot in my first year in Japan and even up to these days I still get some. There are more and more people wanting to work in Japan and I encourage them too. I always support people who want to experience Japan. Here is great. I love my job, the way of living, the culture, the food, and most especially the people.
I would like to share how I personally applied and landed my job in this foreign land. This applies to people who are currently living in the Philippines and not in another country.Read more
2017 has been a big shift in my life. It was full of blessings, surprises, and adventure. I landed my job in Japan as a teacher. It has been my dream to live in this country and I love it here. I would like to share the things I learned living in this beautiful country.Read more