2017年4月4日

What you might want to bring to Japan

Not all countries are created the same, and they certainly don't own, have, create or sell the same products. We will look at some of the things you might want to think about when spending your last 3 pre-flight hours packing frantically because let's be honest, who packs in advance ? Hopefully, this list will save you a little time, and cold sweats !

After having to go through asking friends over in Canada to ship me beloved items in secret packaging through the mail because I had no hope of finding them in Japan, I thought listing a few of the key items you would not want to forget when going to Japan on a short to medium term trip. Girls and boys alike !

This list is also to consider mostly if you will be staying for a medium length stay, which I would consider to be more than two weeks up to 3 months. I suppose then, you would get used to Japan, the products they offer, and could get around to find things there to replace your beloved items you had at home. And in the worst case.... There is always internet shopping.


2016年10月26日

What you can do in Canada that you can't do in Japan

Yes, here it comes. The list of things Japanese people visiting Canada will finally be able to do, that they can't do at home ! Live the experience of the true north strong and free. Here we go !

じゃーこの時間来たんだ。カナダに旅行する人とカナダに留学する人が日本で出来ないことをカナダで出来ることを紹介したいと思います!本当の強くと自由にカナダ生活を経験出来るになります。レッツゴ!


This will be a non-exhaustive list of absolutely random things that I believe you cannot do in Japan, but you will be able to do freely in Canada during your next trip, visit or student exchange.
もちろん全部紹介するが出来ないで、あることを説明したいと思います。日本とカナダに違ってる所をよく見えますので温かい目で読んでくださいね

2016年9月30日

So sorry ! 申し訳ございません

Everyone, I have misled you ! I have been way busier than expected these last weeks as I am really trying to focus on my studies while still working almost full time, which prevented me from being able to produce too much content lastly. I believe the "once a week" posting will not be possible if I want to post quality content both in english and japanese, so I will post as I have time to write, but be sure I'll post when I can !



I have traveled to Quebec city last week with work for a short business trip for an award convention for our field of work, so that also made it impossible to prepare a blog post for last week. Exams are also coming, but I don't want to fall into too many excuses, I really want to work hard.

Keep being patient and thank you so much for all your visits on my blog ! Don't hesitate to leave comments or requests about what you'd like to see here !

See you soon :) またね

2016年9月14日

Domestic Plans ・国内旅行の予定

I've been to Japan 4 times already but mostly stayed in the Tokyo Metropolitan area for all this time, except for a short 3-day trip I took to Hiroshima in 2011. During my student exchange of a year, having school during the week prevented us from really travelling too far. Of course, we did have the spring holidays (February and march) off before the next school year started in April, but without plans previously made, I only went to Hiroshima, and was then hit with the Tohoku tsunami and earthquake that let us sit at the dormitory worrying.
So, what is left to see that I'd like to visit ? So many places, so many things to see. I would love to move to the Kanto area when I go there because I am familiar with the area, but Japan is so accessible when it comes to easy travel for even short trips that I could not stay there without adding more to my visit plans every day.  So what are the plans ?

以前、日本へ4回行ったことありますので、2011年に広島へ三日間の旅行以上にいつも東京の辺にいました。留学生一年間いた時に一週間に5日クラスあって、遠い旅行に行けなかったんです。もちろん2月と3月は冬休みだったんで、広島旅行だけ予定があったから、3月の東北大震災が行われて、他の所へ行けなかったんです。
では、今何か見に行きたいのかな?もう関東の辺に1年間住んでいましたので、あの辺には引越したいと思いますけど、沢山新しい所を見に行きたいです。じゃ、プランは?


2016年9月7日

Back to school ! 入学の日

T'is that time of year ! (Well, for us here in the western world, for the most part)
Going back to school. It's part of the road to Japan for me !



Yesterday, for most university students, was the first day of school. Myself included. Yes, yes, at 27 years old I'm going back to school. I should have been done a while ago, but plans have changed. This is why this year I'm back in force to finish the school journey. It's part of the plan to end up in Japan, so I thought I'd talk a little bit about the road leading up to that a little today.