JEAN WANDERS

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- J.R.R. Tolkien
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Month: April 2017

What I have learnt from dating a Japanese guy?

Dating has been quite hard for most of us especially when living in a foreign country. You have to deal with culture differences and sometimes get a bit stressed with language barrier. Certainly, there are number of reasons to be skeptical about when it comes to dating – but not for me.

When I first landed a job in Japan last year it never came to my mind that I would be dating a Japanese guy. Probably because I’ve read some unfortunate stories about it. When you read these stories most likely you will start making prejudices. But along the way, these prejudices change. We learn to accept and understand these differences equally with ours. So, what’s it really like dating a Japanese guy?
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Hanami: Best Way to Enjoy Spring in Japan

It’s a year already since I last had my first ever spring experience here in Japan. It was definitely one of the most surreal moments I have up to this time. How would you not love it – with the fleeting beauty of the ever famous cherry blossoms (sakura) gracing the country’s parks and countryside areas one could say it’s like magic. And whether you are local or foreign tourist, you should never miss Hanami.

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Top Yakitori Choices

Yakitori

Grilling food over charcoal simply reminds me a lot of my country knowing that growing up I’ve always love eating pork barbeque. But certainly that yearning to taste that salty smoky flavor isn’t a problem here in Japan. Their version is definitely one of the best I’ve tried so far. They call it Yakitori, grilled chicken skewers cut in small bite sizes. They use all parts of the chicken from the skin to the internal organs so no parts get wasted. It is then seasoned with either salt (shio) or sauce (tare) for customer’s preference. However, I love both. Local Japanese and even foreign tourists enjoy Yakitori with an ice cold beer which obviously take all the stress away after a tiring day at work. So, it’s a delightful treat for salary men (business men) and it comes with a reasonable price and others may cost roughly around 200 yen. Good news for those who are on a tight budget.

This Japanese cuisine has certainly been well-known not just for its taste but the overall satisfaction it provides to the customers. Here are the famous types of Yakitori you can surely enjoy when visiting Japan.

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