Life In Japan

I have finally moved out of my Tokyo sharehouse in Japan!

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I finally moved out of the nightmare share house I was living in!

Carrying on from my last few posts, I was sat on my bed minding my own business and started hearing the familiar humming of a particular tone deff, high pitched man and his even higher pitched eleven year old anime girlfriend. Only this time he seemed to be back with a vengeance.

He was humming so loud! I even cleared my throat really loudly and obnoxiously a few times to let him know how paper thin the walls were but to no avail. He just kept going. I thought they had broken up? I mean, how could he cheat on his Japanese anime bae with Chinese porn and get away with it? Eventually, enough was enough. Two weeks with this nutcase was all I needed. I packed my stuff and headed for the door!

The new place is amazing! So much better than the last place! The space is so much bigger! I can actually roll out of bed and not have my nose be touching the wall. The area around the apartment block has four shopping malls, two train stations, a cinema, and an international supermarket!

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The complex actually has its own gym! I mean it’s not much, a few free weights, a pull-up bar, and this weird horses saddle type thing but still, it’s a space to work out!20190314_171655 (5)

It even has a cinema room with musical instruments to mess about with.

It makes me wonder why I didn’t look to move out sooner! This place is so much better.

The move was a little bit hellish. The new place happens to be about two hours away from where I was currently staying. So dragging my whole life between two suitcases, four trains, for two hours, TWICE was a nightmare. The disapproving looks from all other passengers were palpable. Funny enough, Japanese people don’t tend to enjoy it when you block the isles of the train with suitcases. In fact, it downright irks them! I don’t really like taking public transport in Japan at the best of times but now I might as well have a giant sign above me saying “look at me, I’m ruining your day!”

The downsides are few and far between but I have run into a few issues while I have been here.

Issue number one. Dominos pizza is faaaar too close for comfort, like stone’s throw away. And I know what your thinking! …But John!… That’s a good thing. No. No, it isn’t! I have to walk past it every day! The smell of fresh pizza, seeing it come out of the oven. It’s like someone trying to quit smoking around a group of smokers.

The second problem is that I live a thousand miles away from all my students. So now I have the lovely task of asking for more money to travel or find new students. P.S If you are Japanese and live in the Kanagawa area and want to learn English email me.

Never the less it’s taken about two weeks to fully move in but I can honestly say I’m so much happier here. If you ever look to move to Japan, don’t settle for the cheapest place!  Remember, it’s cheap for a reason.

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  1. Judging from the pictures and the super close domino’s I used to live there! It’s a wonderful sharehouse but it’s a bit far from work so I finally moved into an apartment. I hope u enjoy your time there!

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    1. I did! It was my favourite place to live! It was the area more than anything though, never a dull moment. That’s great! Onwards and upwards!

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