Sporadic Happiness (in Japan!)

(formerly) updated every Wednesday

About the author


This is me.  Sort of.  Or rather, a more stylized version of me.

Age: 26

Nationality: American (lived in California (Bay Area) ages 0-14. then Illinois (Chicago suburbs) ages 14-24.)

Current location: A small island in Japan (near-ish to Hiroshima).

Current profession: ALT on the JET Program (my 2nd year).

This is my boyfriend.  He has no part in the writing of this blog, but he’s an important part of my life.

Age: 25

Nationality: American, from Portland, OR.

Current location: on an island even smaller than mine in Japan (but near me!  If you count near as two boat rides and about an hour of travel time).

Current profession: Also an ALT on the JET Program (in his 3rd year).

Other things to know about me:

  1. I’m a linguist.
  2. I love studying foreign languages
  3. Languages I know (in order from best to worst): Japanese, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Italian
  4. I’ve lived in Japan for over 2 years.
  5. I want to live in various other countries after this.  In particular: Taiwan, Canada, Korea, somewhere in Europe.
  6. I’m an introvert. (So is my boyfriend).
  7. I’m “highly sensitive” (HSP) – both a curse and a blessing
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