My Wardrobe as a Female ALT in Japanese Elementary Schools

Wow! It feels like forever since I left for my placement in Niigata. 2020 has really warped my perception of time. But, anyways, if you’re here, you probably want to know what the heck you should pack for your new job as an assistant language teacher. Keep reading for my essential packing list! In theContinue reading “My Wardrobe as a Female ALT in Japanese Elementary Schools”

Minimalism for Better Mental Health: My Journey to Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Hello, friends! Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo for Japanese listening practice and decluttering ideas. I highly recommend her method if you want to maximize space and learn how to properly fold your clothes—apparently, I’ve been storing my undies wrong for years. The show, which is quite relaxing andContinue reading “Minimalism for Better Mental Health: My Journey to Creating a Capsule Wardrobe”

Detox Your Life (No Juice Cleanse Required)

Hello, friends! Thanks for dropping in. I hope you’re all staying safe and enjoying your week. Today, I want to talk about something a little more personal. Since we’ve all been in quarantine with little to do, I’ve been on yet another introspective journey to detox my life, heal from past trauma, and fall inContinue reading “Detox Your Life (No Juice Cleanse Required)”

Life Update: Getting a Puppy During Covid-19

Wow! It’s been a long time since I updated my blog, and I apologize for being away so long. I’ve had plenty of time to write but zero motivation. If I’m being honest, after returning from Japan and adjusting to a strange new normal back in South Carolina, I lost my desire to create content.Continue reading “Life Update: Getting a Puppy During Covid-19”

Maintaining a Healthy Long Distance Relationship

I was saving this post for further down the road, but since I know a lot of people are separated from their partners during the current global pandemic, I thought I might go ahead and share my thoughts on long-distance relationships.

Birth Control Abroad

Image from @rhsupplies on Unsplash Disclaimer! I am not a medical professional. The following post is based on my experience and personal research alone. Many people are on birth control for one reason or another. In addition to preventing pregnancy, these hormone therapies can regulate menstruation, treat a host of medical conditions like PMS, andContinue reading “Birth Control Abroad”

Being Curvy in Japan

Beauty standards are ridiculous and frustrating all over the world, but Japan can be an especially difficult place to live for people with curvier and more voluptuous figures. Since moving here, I’ve lost about 15-20 pounds due to making some extreme lifestyle changes, and I am incredibly proud of my hard work. While there areContinue reading “Being Curvy in Japan”

No Cooking Necessary: How to Eat Healthy and Lose Weight in Japan

Japan is one of the healthiest nations in the world, and moving here will almost certainly alter your lifestyle for the better. The food is also incredible. Japan offers a wide range of cuisine to sample, but just like anywhere else, the nation has its fair share of unhealthy foods. Fast-food chains are increasing inContinue reading “No Cooking Necessary: How to Eat Healthy and Lose Weight in Japan”

Costco Japan Guide and Haul

  You’ve been in Japan for a few months or years now, and the novelty of everything is slowly wearing away. You’re growing tired of eating traditional Japanese food known as 和食 (washōku) and just want the taste of something familiar to comfort your palate. But to your disappointment, the import store nearest to youContinue reading “Costco Japan Guide and Haul”

Tips for Improving Your Health and Losing Weight in Japan

It’s no secret that the people of Japan live longer and healthier lives than the citizens of many other developed nations, and there are reasons for this that go beyond genetics. If you’ve ever wanted to change your lifestyle or shed a few pounds, moving to Japan is the perfect opportunity to focus on selfContinue reading “Tips for Improving Your Health and Losing Weight in Japan”