A blog about culture and love in Japan

About The Author

IMG_20150324_131242Hi everyone!

My name is Jasmine, I’m 21 years old. I’m a French Canadian girl who likes listening to music, read, write, draw and travel.

I’m going to Laval University in Québec city. I’m currently doing a bachelor degree in international studies and modern languages. I had to choose two languages to learn during my degree ; I chose Japanese and Arabic. After I graduate, I hope I’ll be able to work either in international cooperation, in humanitarian projects or crisis management or finally in a NGO that fights for the human rights. Although I must admit, opening my own dog rescue center/café in Japan would be very nice too (I’m not even joking). I don’t know yet what I’ll do, but all those career paths are interesting for me.

This blog is about Japanese culture, but also contains posts/comics/videos about long distance relationships (LDR), intercultural love (AMWF) and anything that goes through my head concerning traveling.

If, while reading my posts, you discover interesting things that you didn’t know about Asia and Japanese culture, then my goal will be reached.

You can contact me at matsurikka@gmail.com for any questions, or find me on:




Have fun reading!



6 thoughts on “About The Author

  1. Salut! Je viens du Québec comme toi, mais plus au sud, près de Montréal. J’ai découvert ton blogue et j’adore te lire. Il y a un mois j’ai fait mon tout premier voyage à vie. Et ma destination était Le Japon. J’ai adoré! J’y ai recontré un charmant japonais qui me fait battre mon coeur. J’y retourne dans quelques mois. Il va me faire visiter pleins d’endroits. J’adore être en sa compagnie, mais je ne sais pas trop ce qu’il pense de son côté. Après combien de fois que vous vous êtes vu avant que toi et Hitomi ayez considérés votre relation officielle? Si tu as un peu de temps est-ce que je peux te contacter, pour avoir l’avis d’une autre québécoise dans ce genre de relation à distance?
    Vous formez un très beau couple en passant. On voit le bonheur sur vos photos! J’ai hâte de lire la suite!


  2. Salut!! Lovely to see posts from a fellow Canadian embracing a different relationship with the world on a very personal level. This whole AMWF combo seems to be talked about much more in the blogosphere… I guess it never occurred to me as being ‘uncommon’ as had examples both in Winnipeg and my adopted home India and rarely encountered any serious obstacles that were intercultural in nature. Interesting to learn more about your story and path. Best wishes!


    • Hey there!
      I actually didn’t know about the whole AMWF thing myself before meeting my boyfriend. And the first couple of times I heard about it, I thought it was super weird! But I got used to it now. It’s true that it’s pretty rare in the parts of the world I went to, so that’s why such a term exists I suppose! You would be surprised at how my main traffic for my blog is coming from people who write “AMWF” in the Google search bar!

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      • I guess it has just never been unusual to me. My mother’s best friend and neighbour is from India and married a guy from Newfoundland… so we grew up making samosas with an WMAF combo. 🙂

        My sister’s 1st boyfriend was from Laos. I had an off / on relationship with 7 years with a guy who’s family was originally from the Philippines. He was a punk rock singer, mad sense of humour and part of my moving to Montreal was to do graduate work in the same city he was studying linguistics! I don’t think it ever occurred to either my sister nor I that being in an AMWF combo was ‘different’.

        What is a surprise to me is learning just how phenomenally multicultural our upbringing was living near the University of Manitoba in the 70/80s when there were many families from many parts of the world living together in quite an interconnected way.

        Going over to friends homes to play and eat together opened windows into other parts of the world without even traveling. More and more I realise just how rare and, frankly, what an honour and privilege those experiences were.

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  4. I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and shared your link on my page! Find out about it at: http://nepalilovestory.com/2014/06/20/very-inspiring-blogger-award/


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