So I have achevied my dream of visiting Japan, but before I came here I wanted to do more than just visit, I wanted to live in Japan. As of this writing I have been in Japan, specifically Tsushima Island, for about 2 months. But my goal from here was to find a way to […]Read More Making your dreams come true.
“Josiah, please come and help here” said Kimiyoshi as he motioned me across the street. “This is older lady, she could use your help.” He brought me over to a small garden plot. It was completely fenced in with a net over the top, most likely for keeping out birds and such. Once I entered […]Read More Bearing Fruit
So I have been in Japan for a little over a month now, and so far, I am loving it. For me this trip is very special, becuase unlike many travelers, I get to see the nitty-gritty everyday life of a Japanese person. This is a side of Japan you don’t usually get to see. […]Read More Should a language barrier keep you from living/traveling abroad? Lessons from a month in Japan.
I was asking around to some of my friends about what they wanted to know about my time here in Japan, and a good friend of mine suggested “culture shocks”. Now, if you are planning on coming from America to Japan, what I am sharing may not be the same in large cities, like Kyoto […]Read More America Vs Japan – Differences I have noticed
I love the smell of campfire smoke. I really do. Whenever my jacket smells like a good campfire I intentionally avoid washing it, just so I can keep it lingering. If you asked me why I liked it so much I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Maybe its because of the smell itself? Or […]Read More Smells like a campfire.
So there I was. It was late at night and I clicked off my light and laid down. The wind was very noisy so I was trying to ignore the creaks and groans of the old house I stay in. But one noise sounded very close to me, a rustling of one of my bags. […]Read More Giant Spiders, Giant Trees, and the Sports Festival
So far I have been in Tsushima for 5 days and it has been a great adventure. I really love it here, even though I can hardly talk to anyone. I have been extremely blessed to come and work for God on this island. But where exactly am I you might be wondering? I am […]Read More A taste of Tsushima