Life Moments

Ramen Review: Japan’s Ichiran Ramen Chain

Ramen Review: Japan’s Ichiran Ramen Chain

Ichiran Ramen is a very popular ramen chain restaurant that can be found throughout Japan and around the world.  The first Ichiran was established in Fukuoka making it a specialty dish for the city. There are several locations throughout the city which are all marked […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Everything I Learned To Appreciate

Memoirs From Marugame: Everything I Learned To Appreciate

I told some of my coworkers at Disney about the restaurant job. They thought I was doing the job for fun, that’s not correct.  I’m doing the job for pain.  Pain to have a much greater appreciation for everything I do.  Also to understand more […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Day 10 and My 2 Weeks Notice

Memoirs From Marugame: Day 10 and My 2 Weeks Notice

Not much to report on Day 10. I don’t find the job very difficult and now find it boring.  I think I’d be comfortable quitting knowing that it’s just because I’m bored and not because the job is too painful. By comparison to my office […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Destroyed Hands – Day 9

Memoirs From Marugame: Destroyed Hands – Day 9

It’s my 9th day working at a restaurant and I’m very tired of it. I think It’s mostly cause it’s boring. Anytime I’m learning something new and interesting time passes by quickly.  If it’s boring, time stands still.

Memoirs From Marugame: Cash Me Inside – Day 8

Memoirs From Marugame: Cash Me Inside – Day 8

Day 8 and I’m the cashier again today. I’d gladly do this than washing dishes.  It’s probably the easiest job at the restaurant but I’m getting further from my goals of becoming a cook.

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

While walking around the food alleys south of Dotonbori, we passed by a sign that got my attention: Ninja Karaoke Izakaya.  Those are three magical words to get me to go check something out.

Memoirs From Marugame: More Dishes, More Pain – Day 7

Memoirs From Marugame: More Dishes, More Pain – Day 7

Another day washing dishes and another day of traffic. Pain is a good motivator. The way I get through it is by challenging myself with how much I can endure…I know I’m making it sound really bad, it’s more like I’m just very inconvenienced.

Memoirs From Marugame: Working The Register – Day 6

Memoirs From Marugame: Working The Register – Day 6

It’s my 6th day at Marugame Udon and today I’ll be working the cash register.  We seem to be deviating from the “learn to cook” plan.

Memoirs From Marugame: Calling In Sick – Day 5

Memoirs From Marugame: Calling In Sick – Day 5

Sometimes you call in sick from work because you’re sick. Sometimes you call in sick because you arrived at work and realized you forgot your uniform.  They get mad at people who forget their work uniform and empathize with those who are sick, so the […]