Month: August 2020

My Terrace House Pilgrimage to Karuizawa Pt 1

Reading Time: 6 minutes

“こんばんは!こんばんは。テラスハウスは見ず知らずの男女6人が共同生活する様子をただただ記録したものです 用意したのは ステキなおウチとステキ車だけです 台本は一切ございません。”

The familiar opening lines of Terrace House gets me every time. For those of you not in the know, Terrace House is a hit Japanese reality series about 6 strangers building connections with each other while living together under the same roof. I first heard of Terrace House when one of my share house friends introduced it to me. Intrigued, I watched an episode and quickly got hooked into the lives of these 6 beautiful men and women.

5 Things I Liked About Living In Tokyo

Reading Time: 5 minutes Living in Tokyo for the past 4 years, I was able to experience many aspects of Japan, both good and bad. Japan is touted as a dream country for many, with claims of its advanced technological capabilities, extremely clean streets, and polite citizens. But is that really true? Here are 5 things I liked about living in one of the busiest cities in the world:

A Birthday Surprise Pt 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes These past few years when I was living in Tokyo, I’ve always celebrated my birthday with a big group of amazing people. So when I came back to Malaysia I was a little sad because I thought I would be alone during my birthday this year. But the truth is I’ve forgotten that I also have friends and family here who love me very much.

I Lived In A Sharehouse With 180 People And It Changed My Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was the spring of 2016 and the cherry blossoms have just started blooming as I stepped foot onto Tokyo soil to begin a new life. At the time, I was debating between getting a place of my own or living in a sharehouse and I’m glad I picked the sharehouse in the end. The place I chose was called World Neighbors Gokokuji, one of the biggest sharehouses in Japan with 180 residents.