Hip Hip Hooray for Solar Power

I think I have mentioned before that our apartment has solar cells, which I thought to be quite fancy. I’m sure most of you know how the system works, but let me just give a short overview. The energy the solar cells generate, which is on average about 7 kw, is used whenever possible before…

Online Shopping in Japan

So as you might know I was a little concerned about my size and the way I would be perceived in Japan. Also I was very sure that I wouldn’t be able to buy a lot of clothes because of the size. Though I am still somewhat unsure about the first part I was definitely…

Random Impressions Part 7 – Kintaikyo

First seen on Sumikai… The Kintaikyo Bridge, Symbol of Iwakuni in the Yamaguchi prefecture, spans the Nishiki river and is unique in its construction. The five-arch bridge was built in 1673 by Kikkawa Hiroyoshi, the third lord of the Kikkawa Family who had their residence in Iwakuni during the Edo era. The Kintaikyo connects the town…

It’s getting serious

Slowly but surely moving to Japan becomes reality. This weekend I finally booked my flight with ANA (All Nippon Airways) and I’ll leave germany on March 24th. I had to wait until January 8th to book my ticket because all tickets booked on or after this day have a baggage allowance of not one but…

In anticipation of a great year to come

I just completed the online registration for a TOEIC exam on November 29th. The TOEIC is the “Test of English for International Communication” and if you are asking yourself why this is noteworthy news for me, it’s all because of five little word: We will move to Japan! I can’t tell you how excited I…