A blog about culture and love in Japan


Q&A on Intercultural Love (AMWF)

This month, I wrote a guest post for the awesome blog Madh Mama (go check it out!). The author, Alexandra, already had planned a questionnaire about my intercultural relationship with Hitomi. Here’s an excerpt of my answers!

How long have you been together?
We’ve just passed the 2 years mark! Still a young couple!

What qualities do you admire in your partner?
I like that he is so down to earth, because I’m a head-in-the-cloud kind of person, and it really helps me to have someone logical, organized, capable and wise beside me. He is the one who organizes our trips and dates, while asking for my opinion. It’s good for me, because I have a hard time organizing things!

I also like that he is not afraid of commitment and he’s very serious about everything he does – when he says he’ll do something, he will do it, no matter what. His promises are never a joke! I admire that a lot.

Favorite memory together as a couple…
I think that’s as hard as the question about my childhood! I’m tempted to say: our first kiss, or the first time he said “I love you”, or the first time I tried a kimono with him (a traditional Japanese clothing), because I cherish those memories deeply, but who doesn’t cherish that kind of memories? So instead, I’ll talk about one of those normal days where we just went bowling, then went to the movie theater to watched a (very bad) movie while eating nachos and popcorn, and after that went to a store similar to Ikea and tried all the most expensive couches and beds we could find, both knowing that we would probably never buy any of them in our entire lifetime. Even if it was a rainy day, we had so much fun! I think we should always cherish those kind of memories – those times where nothing extraordinary happened, but you were simply happy.

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The Downsides Of Long Distance Relationships (LDR)

Although I already wrote a post about long distance relationships and what it takes to make them work, I didn’t specify much on the things that can/will happen if you enter an LDR. After being two years in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend Hitomi, we’re somewhat “veterans” of LDR’s problems. Hitomi and I have been through a lot during those past years and it wasn’t always easy. Let me share with you the 5 most common problems you could encounter if you decide to give long distance relationships a try. Continue reading


Earthquakes in Japan: Shindo Scale

Japan, the country where earthquakes occur everyday, has many tricks up in its sleeve to prevent and recover from those natural disasters. I didn’t know until very recently that Japan uses a different scale to measure earthquakes than does Canada, so I wanted to share that information with you guys!

Watch this video to know more about the Shindo ( 震度 ) scale, among other things.


Announcement: I’m Now On YouTube!

Hey guys!

Just a short post to introduce you to my brand new YouTube Channel!

I’ve been wanting to do videos for a lonnng time now, as some topics are hard to write about on a blog (especially since I have to put pictures every now and then to make it easier to read, but I haven’t got pictures that fit with every post I want to write).

So, here’s the introduction video!

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Strangeness And Familiarity (Reverse Culture Shock)

After a few months living in Japan as an exchange student, I’ve grown accustomed to some of the things I forgot were not part of daily life in Canada. I was back in the family house in my home country during February and March 2015 before coming back to Japan. I thought about sharing those few things that I was a bit shocked about the first few days I was in Canada. Continue reading