I've been looking for ways to connect with my life in Japan and put some of the reverse culture shock and homesickness to rest. I practice yosakoi dancing and aikido, volunteer with exchange students and write for Japan Tourist, and from time to time I pen short stories as well. I felt, why not share some of these struggles, and document some of my memories from Osaka? Thus the creation of this blog. I hope everyone - ex-expats and Japan hopefuls alike - will find something close to home in my writings.