Life Moments

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 […]

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be on an island of bunnies, wonder no more! There’s an island for that dream in Japan. It’s called Okunojima and can be accessed from Hiroshima within 2 hours.  This post will focus on getting to/from […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Talking To Strangers – Day 4

Memoirs From Marugame: Talking To Strangers – Day 4

On Day 4, I have to talk to strangers. Very weird to be on the other side of a food transaction.

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain And Appreciation – Day 3

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain And Appreciation – Day 3

Day 3 started with an optimistic attitude. Ready to learn and to cook. That optimism quickly faded away.