Whether a person came to Japan by choice or due to unforeseen circumstances, those that choose to stay in the land of the rising sun long-term as permanent (or semi-permanent) residents will likely have to find work to support themselves and, if they already have or are planning to have one, their family. Apart from teaching English (which comprises the majority of expat occupations in Japan), there are several other avenues those who wish to stay longer can take.Continue reading “Work in Japan”
Today’s Topic: What our impulses say about us
It’s interesting, to say the least, that after living over a quarter of a century in the world I often find myself reflecting on my own character. Am I a good person? Do I do the right thing whenever I can? What exactly has shaped me to be the person I am today? I have a never-ending list of questions about my personality and genuine self that I fear I might not get answers to. Yet, asking these questions and evaluating myself are all part of growing and learning.Continue reading “WWW #21: Impulses”
Today’s Topic: Are laptops being replaced by tablets and phones?
I still can fondly recall the first laptop I ever had. It was gifted to me by my brother as a Christmas present, and I spent my entire winter break using it. The only other piece of equipment I could use to access the internet at the time was the ‘family computer’, a large, bulky box that relied on dial-up. I was in my early teens at the time, and although the majority of my friends had WiFi in their houses, I was not so fortunate. With my flip phone and laptop, I made the most of my two weeks of freedom from tests and essays utilizing the notepad, word programs, and built-in games (side-note, I’m absolutely addicted to solitaire because of the hours I spent playing it on my first laptop!).Continue reading “WWW #20: Laptops”
Today’s Topic: Why it’s important to take breaks in life
If you’re worried about how much time you have left in life, you might think that taking breaks is ultimately wasted time that could be spent being productive. Why sit around binging your favorite Netflix show or playing a video game or two when you could be working towards a goal, dream, or resolution? The answer is, quite simply, that as human beings we need to take breaks (both physically and mentally) in order to be productive.
Today’s Topic: Blocking out negativity in your life
You might have seen a similar message to this one somewhere on one of your social media platforms: “I’m sick of hearing about people who don’t care or disagree with my views about this topic! If you are one of these people, let me know so I can block you because I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life!”
Continue reading “WWW #14: Blocking”