As expatriates, we are one family. We moved out of the comfort of our motherland and now struggling to survive with new cultures, new environments, new people and new climate. Our motive to move to another country may be different. We might have moved to another country for money, or career, or adventure, or for all of these things. Expatriates are on the same path in this journey.
We have left our beloveds, our land, our cultures, traditions and everything we have ever known, for the unknown.
We have moved to another country. In this new land, everything seems new. At first, for most of us we didn't know where to turn to, to whom we can approach..........perplexed at times we struggled to get the life move...... And yet, when we return home, everything will have changed.
We expatriates see things differently. We have a different perspective. Our religions are different, our beliefs are different, our backgrounds are different, but as expatriates, we have some common aim, share common lifestyle, share common views, have common issues. This is what unites us in Expatism.
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The God Kashima let the Namazu move and thrash the Kumamoto prefecture. As we were watching NHK News on Saturday morning, showing devastated landscapes, fresh alerts of aftershocks appeared on the screen. This […]
At around 5 in the evening, we returned home from the nearby Komatsugawa park after an almost 3 hours long Hanami party with friends. Today we had a pleasant O-Hanami party and socialization with around 80 […]
Jayaprakash wrote a new post, How to Get a New Passbook from Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, on the site Expatism 1 year, 7 months ago
Going to a bank in Japan and getting a passbook is not a great and exciting experience to write a blog post but there are two reasons for this post.
Today during the lunch break, I went to the Mitsui Sumitomo […]
Jayaprakash wrote a new post, Shunbun-no-hi, the Day People Offer Food to the Departed Souls, on the site Expatism 1 year, 7 months ago
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Jayaprakash wrote a new post, Do We Need to Prepare for an Earthquake and Tsunami?, on the site Expatism 1 year, 7 months ago
March 11. Woke up as usual. While sipping black coffee and watching television in the morning, my little daughter asked about the cause of the tsunami on March 11, 2011. I tried to explain to her that the tsunami […]
Has Japan started shedding its obsession with homogeneous racial society? If data from government records and the news reports can be taken into account, there are indications towards growing number of […]
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I was on a transit at Hong Kong airport from a flight that came from Dubai. My final destination was Tokyo, Japan. Coming out of the flight I was a bit confused to find the direction and after looking at the […]
Morishima Yuki wrote a new post, Hike in Consumption Tax and its Effect on Cost of Living in Japan, on the site Expatism 1 year, 7 months ago
The Japanese economy has been shrinking and it showed negative growth this year for the third consecutive year. One of the reasons attributed to this phenomenon is reduced spending in the market by consumers. […]
Jayaprakash wrote a new post, Learn to Write and Remember Numbers in Japanese Kanji, on the site Expatism 1 year, 7 months ago
Learning Japanese Kanji is one of the toughest areas in the process of Japanese language learning, especially for Non-Chinese foreigners in Japan. Kanji has its origin in China and hence for Chinese people, that […]