It’s been ages since I last sat in a café to write a post. I almost forgot how much I enjoyed blogging. Why this long silence? Well, I moved from Singapore to Tokyo in February 2018 to take up a job offer. I decided to put full-time blogging and freelance on hold in order to gain more experience in the “corporate” world. This Tokyo offer just seemed too good to pass up! I regrettably also had to leave my artists association in Switzerland and start-up ventures aside. The reason of my choice may be the topic of a next post.
My life when arriving in Tokyo had been both testing and exciting. Knowing that I had to start work immediately and hence would not have time to house-hunt, I literally found in one day a nice and well-located little place (yes, apartments here are micro-sized) to stay. Then there is the steep learning curve of the Japanese language. I aimed to be fluent in it one day so I could immerse myself fully into this country. I took up lessons with a charming personal teacher and earnestly studied almost every day.
The bustle of the city and the people I got to know kept me happily busy. Tokyo offers such an array of cultural attractions, crazy outing opportunities, and great food. There is also a big and active expat community. I know it is a cliché but it is also so true: so little time and so much to do!
While I thought I would stay for a longer time in Japan, destiny decided differently. I relocated early 2019 in Singapore. And now that I have settled back in, I will be sharing again amazing moments, style tips and travel news. Tokyo is gearing up for the 2020 Olympic Games – so we expect even more buzz. But for now here is a picture vignette of my “Life in Japan”.