Although Japan has a lot of great restaurants and serves more varieties of ethnic cuisine than you might think considering 98% of the population is Japanese, one of the first things many foreigners start to lament here is the lack of breakfast options. Finding a restaurant that serves a proper Western breakfast all day, let alone during actual breakfast time, can be a real challenge!
Last weekend my friend K and I were hungry for a real breakfast before heading off to another edition of Hostess Club Weekender at Shin Kiba Studio Coast, and hit up the recently opened Sarabeth’s Shinagawa for brunch, located in the Atre building of Shinagawa Station. We left with our appetites satisfied, and encourage you to check it out!
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I didn’t spend Valentine’s Day weekend with Mr. J, but rather hopped a bus to Tokyo with some friends to catch a two-day reunion concert of one of my favorite bands that disbanded several years ago. So after giving him his chocolate that morning, off I went!
Little did I know I would be reuniting with some gals I used to run around with 5-10 years ago, too! It was a really fun weekend filled with adventure, great people, old visual kei (Japan’s version of glam rock) throwbacks, and lots goods/cosplayers. What’s more awesome than that?
Posted in Culture & Holidays, Music, Series, Shopping
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Valentine’s Day is coming up this Saturday and if you don’t already know, it’s a day where women give chocolate (with the expectation of it being handmade) to their significant other as a gift, or as a means of confessing how they feel to their crush. Some women also give chocolate out of politeness to their co-workers or male friends, called giri choco.
If you’re not much of a chef but would like to give this unique custom a try, here’s an easy way to make some handmade chocolate without a lot of fuss.
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Thanks for sticking with me through this Working in Japan series! I was wrote it as I was going through the job hunting process myself, during which I received a few hiring offers. One of those was a great paying, part-time teaching position that I ended up going with so I’ll have time to pursue more translation work and help build my freelance translation portfolio from April onwards.
One of the ways I’ve been getting into freelance work is with the freelancer website, oDesk. If you’re interested in translation or freelancing in other fields, I definitely recommend giving it a click. The site itself is pretty thorough with its explanation on how to use and make money with it, but I’ll be addressing a few things that apply to freelance translation or my personal experience with the site.
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