Japan Update

Japan Update. For anyone reading my posts, you would know that I've been slowly posting a series of blog posts I wrote way back in March when I first got the job in Japan. This isn't one of them. This is an insert on that series that I thought of writing containing a quick update on what …

Studying the Kana

I'm studying the Kana. It's March 27, and this is my third blog post in three days (remember, I wrote these blogs soon after I was accepted to my new job in Japan, but well before Pastor Les announced it in church... I had originally scheduled these blogs to start publishing in June. But since …

Finances in Japan

Finances in Japan. Thanks to everyone who wished me well on the announcement of my planned move to Japan in August. As I mentioned in that blog post, I had begun writing about those exciting first few days when I was offered, discussed, and accepted the position in Japan. But of course, due to various …

I’m Moving to Japan!

I'm Moving to Japan! This morning, Pastor Les and I announced to the congregation of NorthLife Church that I will be moving to Osaka (Sayama City), Japan at the end of the summer to become a Missionary English Teacher at Grace English School. It was a bittersweet announcement to make, especially since it hasn't even been a month …

Trains and Sushi

Japan Trip Day 2. I was able to get to sleep pretty easily in Hotel Sardonyx. I've rated it pretty high with Expedia. It was definitely a great hotel to stay in. So waking up Wednesday morning in time to get to Tsukiji Market was a breeze. I didn't go for the auctions or anything …

Japan 2016: Day 1

I had originally planned to blog about my United Airlines flight before getting in to my first day in Japan. But I was so excited being here, that it looks like UA is gonna get a pass for its sub-par service. Ugh, it's especially annoying when you spend an extra $200 on Economy Plus, which …

Split flying…

Note: I'm flying United, not Singapore Airlines. This is just the view from where I'm sitting at the airport. So I've come to grips with it. Living in a "secondary" location... do you know what I mean? I mean not in a city like New York, Vancouver, San Fransisco, LA... or as my case would …