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Surviving the Japanese Life

Five Ways to Survive in Japan

The idea of relocating to a new country is definitely one exciting experience for anybody. You learn and appreciate new culture and customs. It expands your understanding on how other nationalities differ from yours. At some point we get to correct some prejudices we may previously had for that country. On the other hand, it still has its pros and cons which we have to deal with as well.
Looking back at the time I first set foot in the “land of the rising sun” Japan for an English teaching job, it was certainly challenging knowing that it’s completely different from what I used to have back home in Philippines. Most of the concern was how will I survive in a city where everything is constantly at fast pace. But, I won’t deny I was thrilled to come here. A childhood dream finally realized. Little did I know there will be surprises in between. Now, how did I really “survive” it?

Well, here are five ways that helped me make it..

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Best Weekend Getaway in Futakotamagawa

 “It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.”
                                                                                – Moises Arias

Working in a busy city like Tokyo, a lot of us may wonder how people can unwind and be stress free even for a while. Various options for relaxation are available around the city center but somehow it is ineffective for  me since most of it are pretty crowded especially on weekends. This made me look for something worthy to ease my stress away. Luckily I found  it just 15 minutes from central Tokyo.The place is called Futakotamagawa.
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Tokyo : City of Skyscrapers

Living in a bustling city like Tokyo would mean being literally busy and fast the whole day. It never came to my mind that one day I would be here. It seems like everyone is heading to a single direction – work. But I could not forget the first time I arrived here. It was as if I was just a minute creature surrounded by gigantic buildings. To be in a new place like Tokyo I certainly never missed my chance of seeing massive infrastructures built with utmost quality. From buildings to bridges to subways, this city has certainly a lot to offer. I could not help but be amazed by how developed this city is as compared to the descriptions I have read in books. Even to this date, the feeling of gazing at these massive structure is surreal.

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Amazing Japanese Vending Machines

Be Vendo Surprised!

Whenever you think of convenience,there is always one country that comes to mind – Japan.
It is truly surprising how this country live up to the definition of the word convenience. Their vending machines are a solid proof to that. But, convenience shops are not an exemption on this category for sure. Once you arrive at the airport you will come across with several vending machines offering varied types of goods. Take note – “VARIED”.


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