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Thomas. 25. Admissions Counselor in Japan. Queer Hapa Asian American Jew. This blog is basically a collection of things I find humorous, inspiring, enlightening, and magical. Thanks for dropping by ^^
"Sadako’s unfasionable fashion diary" My one purchase at The Tokyo Art Book Fair. #tokyo #artbook #sadako (at 京都造形芸術大学・東北芸術工科大学 外苑キャンパス)

"Sadako’s unfasionable fashion diary" My one purchase at The Tokyo Art Book Fair. #tokyo #artbook #sadako (at 京都造形芸術大学・東北芸術工科大学 外苑キャンパス)

The next couple of months

I’ll be on business trips for a total of five weeks this fall. It’s going to be tough and I probably won’t have much time to do any sightseeing, but here’s my schedule:

Bangkok, Thailand: 9/28-10/1
Yangon, Myanmar: 10/1-10/4
Hanoi, Vietnam: 10/4-10/8
HCMC, Vietnam: 10/8-10/11
Tokyo, Japan: 10/12-10/19
Suzhou, China: 10/19-10/22
Taipei, Taiwan: 10/22-10/29
Kaohsiung, Taiwan: 10/29-11/2
Shanghai, China: 11/2-11/12

If any of you happen to be in the area or have restaurant recommendations, feel free to message me ^^

Being an Admissions Counselor

Wednesday marked my one year anniversary of becoming an admissions counselor. Still being at the young age of 25, I don’t know if this will end up being my career, but for now it’s a job I plan on doing for a couple years more.

Working in admissions was never something I thought of back in college. It’s more something I stumbled upon during my scramble to find a job that would let me stay in Japan.  Oddly enough, it’s ended up being something where I get to apply a lot of my skills.

I really enjoy the variety of things that I get to do. Using my Japanese/Chinese to talk to students at college fairs, being the designated photographer for events on campus, creating Youtube videos for the university, designing flyers, managing the new student Facebook group, and getting to travel all around Asia. This job can be so nurturing for the media junkie third culture kid that I am.

Then there are other days where I am weighed down by the stress of recruitment quotas, how business-like everything feels, and the pressure of a never-ending stream of deadlines. Rather than being excited about business trips, I dread the thought of all the meals I will eat alone and being in constant survival mode as I rush between every school appointment.

I can feel this job aging me quickly, but there are plenty of happy days that make me think that it’s worth the struggle.

Making use of my kitchen before I start living out of hotels for a couple of months. #homemade #cooking #foodporn

Making use of my kitchen before I start living out of hotels for a couple of months. #homemade #cooking #foodporn

I just hit 200 followers and have decided to grant you 3 wishes.
You can ask me to tell a story, post a video, sing a song, etc.
Pretty much anything goes, but don’t get crazy now.
It’s first come first serve, so please leave your wish as a comment to this post or send it through my ask.

I just hit 200 followers and have decided to grant you 3 wishes.

You can ask me to tell a story, post a video, sing a song, etc.

Pretty much anything goes, but don’t get crazy now.

It’s first come first serve, so please leave your wish as a comment to this post or send it through my ask.

Woke up today feeling good about my body ^^

Woke up today feeling good about my body ^^

I feel like I never have anything to write for this blog because:
- I have a bf
- We’re way past the honeymoon phase
- I’m not in college anymore
- I’ve acclimated to everything in Japan

I might just feel this because I’m in a different life stage/situation than the people I choose to follow on here…guess I’ll just keep posting food pics =_=

My bf saw my tumblr post about being sad and mooncake-less then he came home with this! #月餅 #中秋節 #gaysian

My bf saw my tumblr post about being sad and mooncake-less then he came home with this! #月餅 #中秋節 #gaysian

中秋節快樂

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Yet another year where I don’t have any mooncake ;_;

My favorite kind growing up were the Taipan Snowy mooncakes. I miss all of the lanterns, candles, and drinking on the beach.

Hopefully I live somewhere in the future where I can have all of that again…

Feeling fancy with my Chicken Club Tartine #foodporn #tokyo #japan (at ル・パン・コティディアン 芝公園店)

Feeling fancy with my Chicken Club Tartine #foodporn #tokyo #japan (at ル・パン・コティディアン 芝公園店)