Japan · Life in Japan

Your Quick Guide to Shopping in Japan

There are many electronic, international food and drink, clothing, general day-to-day accessories, and furniture stores in Japan. So much so that it can get all quite overwhelming when you need to buy something in particular but have no clue where to look first. During my time living in Japan as an ALT on the JET…… Continue reading Your Quick Guide to Shopping in Japan

Japan · Life in Japan

Saturday Morning in Hiroshima City: Pics

Today I found myself in the big city with time to spare before visiting my dentist for a check-up (fun times). So, I decided to be a tourist and take a whole lot of random pictures – because why not? 🙂 Looking over to the Peace Memorial Park you can see how the leaves are…… Continue reading Saturday Morning in Hiroshima City: Pics

Japan · Life in Japan · Random

Japan vs My Wallet: Round III – Fukubukuro

Going to start off this post by first wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope 2015 turns out to be a fantastic year for you. Secondly, if you ever find yourself in Japan over New Years, do yourself a favour and get a fukubukuro. What’s a fukubukuro? Well for one, it’s a…… Continue reading Japan vs My Wallet: Round III – Fukubukuro

Japan · School

High School ‘Department Store’

Yesterday and today was my base school’s ‘Department Store’ festival. This is very similar to a cultural festival, except (as the school is a commercial/business school) the students sell products that they have sourced from actual shops and therefore gain experience running their own shop, working a till, and serving customers with the proper etiquette,…… Continue reading High School ‘Department Store’

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Winter has a new name, and that name is ‘Cute and Fluffy’

The one thing I have noticed since arriving in Japan is the degree of ‘cuteness’ or ‘kawaii-ness’ of things. In South Africa, all things cute seem to be somewhat underrated, or non-existent (well at least where I live). But here, Japan embraces the cute, fluffy, and everything utterly adorable. So walking through my local department…… Continue reading Winter has a new name, and that name is ‘Cute and Fluffy’