This weeks Friday Favorites include mean comments, interesting jobs and beautiful photos.
Driving through the snow landscape brought us a fantastic view over Lake Toyako and white Mountains on our fourth day in Hokkaido.
This week is all about the logo for the 2020 Olympics, controversies, different views and life in Japan.
Yesterday evening at 9:26 pm a major earthquake hit Kumamoto with the force of a shindo 7, with a Magnitude of 6.5, and left several dead and many more injured.
Quick, tell me, which one is the Shampoo and which the Conditioner in the picture below? Not that easy without speaking Japanese, isn’t it?
Is it just me or do we spend a lot of time on the internet, browsing through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, news sites, and really, just every social media App/site one can think of? I find myself easily distracted by the sheer amount of information around me at any given time.
After I came to Japan my experiences with talking to Japanese people obviously got a lot more and even though in general the conversations were (and are) really pleasant, I did find myself occasionally in odd situations.
On our third day in Hokkaido we got the chance to see the mountain we missed the day before and to taste some really good whisky.
The last weeks were packed with work, so I decided that I need a day off and went last Friday to Shinjuku Gyoen to see some early cherry blossoms. The Sakura forecast for this year predicts the blooming for Tokyo between March 29th and April 6th so I was way too early for the major…
I was lucky enough the receive a copy of “Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside” from Quincy Caroll to review it on my blog, which I am gladly doing. The author: So let’s first have a look at Quincy himself, who, according to his website, “is a writer from Boston, Massachusetts. After…