18 April 2016

Xiaomi Action Camera! 我小蜜 :)




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13 April 2016

One Week in Kansai!




Hello!  Tonight I am blogging about our recent trip to Kansai which included Osaka and side trips to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.  My last post on the wedding was really fun to write and i’m glad that so many friends, family, and folks from around the world were able to read it.  I posted the blog on the weddings subreddit and got great feedback.  Thanks for the continued support, hope you enjoy reading this!  the Kansai area is definitely worth visiting, especially if you are staying in Tokyo for a while and want to experience something new!


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8 April 2016

TOKYO WEDDING 2016




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Hello! This is the post that I have been eagerly anticipating to write since the inception of this blog.  I have to say that our wedding was an amazing experience. I feel so blessed that I could share it with my family, close friends, and new friends we met on that day.  It was so much fun and everyone had a great time, from the traditional ceremony, to the reception and performances, to my father-in-law’s speech which brought my wife to tears as well as many others in the room, and finally the epic Saipan inspired after party at Rupo Standing Bar.

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30 March 2016

First Days in Japan




Our first few days in Japan were not too action packed since the wedding was right around the corner and Mariko and I needed to keep our energy up before that big day. We did have lots to cover before the wedding and so….

Day 1:

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My last smile before getting pwned in Tetris :(

The flight from Vancouver to Tokyo was smooth,  uneventful, and passed by very quickly. We took ANA (All Nippon Airways) to Haneda airport which was less than 9 hours in total. Mariko and I played games and watched movies for most of the flight. I learned she was really good at tetris and she beat me mercilessly until I gave up in a bout of frustration.

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6 March 2016

Getting a working holiday visa to Japan from Vancouver




I recently went through the process of applying for the Working Holiday Visa in Vancouver and I have to say the process is simple and easy to follow.   I submitted the application in person to the Consulate General of Japan on 1177 West Hastings Street in Downtown Vancouver, about a 10 minute walk from Waterfront station.  The office is located in the TD Building on the 9th floor, and once you’re up there you’d want to hang a right where the Visa Processing side is.  Before you go make sure to download the “Application Package” in the link below and follow the instructions carefully:

Working Holiday Visa for Canadians

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