This is a continuation of my previous Japan post…
I took a solo trip to Japan a couple of weeks ago. Why? Well… I went out there to finalize an iPhone app I’m working on(more details on that soon!) and to meet people to chat with about said personal project.
Since I was traveling alone, I reached out to a couple of peeps from the internet who could possibly show me around and make me feel more like a local and less like a gaijin during my two week stay in Tokyo. The top buddies I wanted to hang out with were Youtubers, Kasia and Krzysztof from The Uwaga Pies. After exchanging a couple of DMs on Twitter, I found myself in Japan being Filmed by Kasia on multiple occasions…
The first time I met up with Kasia was in Ikebukuro. I had asked her to take me to her favorite ramen spot in Tokyo and she definitely delivered when she brought me to Mutekiya Ramen. We bonded a bit more when we found out that we both share a massive love for eggs.
The next time we hung, Filip from Poland joined us to play with cats at a cat cafe, eat yakitori and sing some karaoke in Shibuya. Our night didn’t end until about 4am and our karaoke bill came out to about $210(yikes!).
One of the most heartwarming moments I had with The Uwaga Pies was when Kasia invited me out to a rare houseparty/BBQ outside of the city. It was a perfect group of foreigners and locals enjoying each other’s company. There’s nothing like making new friends in a completely different part of the world and this BBQ opened my eyes to that.
Big thanks to The Uwaga Pies for making such a meaningful impact on my second trip to Japan. Please make sure to check out the amazing videos on their channel and Subscribe!
Being 24 I’m starting to experience and embrace being an adult. It’s weird… I don’t really consider myself an adult. Yes, I have a full-time job at a marketing agency, pay my own bills, own a car that I bought and haven’t asked my mom for money since I graduated from high school. But I still eat candy until my stomach hurts, watch cartoons religiously, have crap grammar, own every gaming console and can write an essay out of emojis(wait what?) – So technically, I’m still a Toys R US kid.
Though I don’t really consider myself a grownup, a lot of my close friends are starting to jump right into adulthood. A couple weeks ago I confirmed my attendance to my friend’s, Jimmy, wedding. As the event neared, I realized that I was in no way shape or form prepared. I asked around my older friends for help on what I should wear and what I should bring as a gift. I was overwhelmed, but completely up for the challenge…
I just want to start by saying that I’m a MASSIVE fan of The Simpsons. For the past 5 months, my friend Brittani, who works for the animated series, has been telling me that she has a belated Christmas present for me… I NEVER thought it would be THIS! Brittani partnered up with the Asst. Director of The Simpsons, Edwin Aguilar, to make me into a Simpson! Super shout to Brittani for this.