2020 has started, thank you all for your continued support this year.

May you be blessed with good health and have a wonderful year!

Living abroad makes me feel that my health is my number one treasure.

Luckily, I have a strong stomach, so even if I go to a third country, I won’t get sick.


I returned to Japan at the end of the year.

This time, instead of going straight to my hometown, I spent a few nights in Tokyo, enjoying the city’s Christmas lights, and peering into the world of digital art with Epson TeamLab Borderless.

I had heard that there were many foreigners working at convenience stores and restaurants in urban areas, but I was surprised when I actually experienced it.

Once you enter the restaurant, you will be guided to your seat by an Indian-speaking waiter who will say, “Oku-chan, please take this seat.” You have to concentrate.

I thought that when I got back to Japan, I would understand everything about dollars, but I was quite careful.

I can’t believe a day like this will come.

At the JR rail pass redemption window, a Chinese male staff member with an English/Japanese/Chinese badge is fussing over a crowd of foreigners.

I had a question, so when I spoke to him in Japanese, he gave me a vague reply, and I understood what he was saying… but something was wrong.

As I listened to other customers being served in English, I was amazed at how clear their English was!

I’ve lived in a foreign country and am used to mixed races, but it was the first time I experienced such a strange feeling in Japan.

Rather than being served by anime voices, I feel more relieved when I work as a team with my colleagues from India, providing fast service and keeping a sharp eye on the floor.

It was me who accepted any change and renewed my resolve to live like a fish that swims leisurely.