I spent the past three days in Nagano on a business trip. A popular destination for school trips, camping and skiing – Nagano was exactly what I needed for a couple of days. I slept well, ate well and overdosed on nature. Although I was working, I finally managed to get a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life in Tokyo.
The cuisine in Japan varies from region to region. And I must admit – Okinawan cuisine is my personal favourite. Due to a long history of trade, Okinawan cuisine has strong Chinese and Southeast Asian influences. Given my own cultural background, every bite felt a little like home.
There’s nothing like seeing Mother Nature’s gift to mankind stretch out for hours and hours on end. Could there be anything more glorious? As I felt my bare feet sink into the sand, I was home. Relaxed. Stress-free. The energy from the ocean washed away the mad schedule of the past three months.
Oh baby, what a day. It was one of those days where I was glad to be alive. Today’s itinerary consisted of Iriomote Island, Yurijima Island and Taketomi Island. Join me on my journey.
I finally made it to Okinawa. It’s been something I’ve talked and talked about doing for ages. Now, I’m here. Has it only been three months since my last trip to Taiwan? Feels more like 20 years ago. Ah well. Bye bye daily grind. Hello spring holidays.
You’ve packed your bags. Thrown that caution to the wind. You’re on a plane to someplace you’ve always wanted to go. Someplace where you don’t know anyone. Maybe it’s even someplace where you don’t even speak the language. People often ask me how I make friends so quickly. I promise you it isn’t rocket science. If I can do it, so can you.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK? It’s a thought that’s probably crossed your mind a million times. But really…Who are these people?
This superficial nonsense that social media encourages is what made me go off Facebook for three years. The amount of utter BS that’s on it is just astounding. Too many people are more concerned about how their lives look to others than the reality of the lives they’re actually living.