Sunday, August 18, 2013

WOO New Blog~ ^^

Hello everyone <3

I've decided to start up a blog because I realized there are so many small things that I don't make videos about but that I'd love to share with you guys. I thought here would be a good place to do that :)

It's been a crazy busy Summer, been working a lot, got in a car accident (yikes!), went to Korea for a few weeks, and now I'm back in Japan and getting ready to move tomorrow.

I sure move a lot. I decided I wanted a cheaper place since the place I'm in now is a little more room than what I really need. I'm not home much anyways, so I figure I might as well save some money with a smaller place!

The new place is only 30,000 yen a month including internet!! That's insaaaane. My old place was 50,000. It is smaller, and the kitchen area is connected with the bedroom which is kind of lame, but on the other hand the bedroom is the only room I keep cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter so it'll be nice to have the kitchen area temperature controlled too now ^^ 

I'll be making a room tour video right away once I get set up, since that will probably be the only time you will ever see my room in a clean enough state! ^^;

Here are a couple random pictures from Korea

           Hangang River! So gorgeous.
 Mmm kimbap.
                     This was at a cozy cafe in Seoul. They are sweet chewy desserts made from rice :)

Anyways, thanks for visiting and check back for more posts soon! <3

29 comments:

  1. So Cool! Nice to see you and follow you here as well! Thank you for the moments you share. You are so awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much for all the support :)

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    2. You know that you are more than welcome!!! :)

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    3. Try getting a place for 30,000 yen anywhere in Vancouver. Not a bloody chance! You would pay that just in strata and utilities alone. Sharla, they imposed a 15% tax to foreign buyers in our country now. I am hoping that the prices will correct so that it would be possible to buy in. Isn't it amazing that Japanese homes are CHEAP? I notice that in Japan, apartments cost more than homes unlike Vancouver where it is the reverse. Is this because we are allowed to buy apartments as gaijin but not detached homes as this is the case in Thailand?

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  2. Be safe, enjoy your new flat, keep up the hard work, keep smiling and keep sharing all those beautiful moments/things/places/tastes from all over the places you visit!!! I have always loved Japan, and you, alongside with Micaela and Mimei, made me LOVE this country even MORE!! I figured out what a friend told me a few years ago; Canadians are just wonderful people! And you prove this :-)

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  3. Welcome back! Although I know it is midsummer and many people are staying away from school/office, YouTube that doesn't have your video updates has been uncool (to me at least). (I am aware of your recent updates.) Now one can read your "updates" more often (hopefully) here. In short, I am happy that you have opened a blog!

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    1. Thanks so much, I will try to post often ^^

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  4. Welcome home!
    What are those things in the last photo?!

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    1. Thanks! :D They're a chewing sweet dessert made from rice! Delicious~

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  5. 30Kyen/month is indeed insane. I wonder how you found such a bargain... BTW I like those puffy "cocoons" in the third picture. I'll throw them into my mouth while strolling on the Seoul street.

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  6. Good luck with the new place... and the new blog!!!

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  7. A blog, nice ! I just started working again in june, and I don't have enough time to watch all your videos. Know I'll be able to read your stories during my lunch time on my phone !

    See ya soon, Sharla ^^

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  8. Yay! I'm excited for your new blog! :D I hope your move goes well! :3

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  9. Hi Sharla, I recently found your youtube channel and I loved it. I'm a fellow Canadian not much older than you and I always had a similar interest in Japan but never went over(other stuff in life kept getting in the way) so it's interesting to see your experiences.

    Hope you're able to continue making vids and blogging for some time, you got yourself another fan. Cheers and good luck!

    -WG

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  10. http://www.realestate.co.jp/en/ provides a current list of "some" furnished guest houses & rentals (apartments and mansions, too). They are fairly inexpensive (wireless internet included in many rentals I saw today). If the photos show no mattresses on the beds, ask the manager if they are included.

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  11. Hi, you are so beautiful and cool :) YouTube without your videos is sooo boring :D Sorry I don't speak english very well. I'm from Slovakia(small country in Europe) Congrats for your new flat :) I have dream that i go to Japan someday :D so really thanks to you i know how Japan look :)

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  12. What r some of the difference u notice between Japan and Korea while u traveled in Korea?

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  14. Love your YouTube videos and I'm happy to see you have a blog too! Post often okay? :D I love watching the videos because I get to feel like I'm in Japan even though I don't have enough vacation to be there all the time. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. So excited about your new blog, and even more excited to see the new room tour video!! ★ (Anna)

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  16. So happy you have a blog now! Love your videos!! You should do more food videos I love those!

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  17. So excited that you have a blog now, yay! =D
    You have such interesting things to show in your videos, I can't wait to see the stuff that doesn't usually make it to the videos. =3

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  18. your blog and yourself movie really good !!
    by the way have you been to rural region in japan?
    there are many very very interesting sweets and food and souvenirs in rural .
    I living in AKITA prefecture of japan .
    my area has sells soy sauce ice cream !!!!!!!!
    plesae come here !!!

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  19. It's so cool that you're studying in Japan!! I'm Canadian University student too, but I lived my whole life in Tokyo, I went back to Canada for University :). I love your videos it reminds me of home!!

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  20. Hi Sharla,

    I'm a 21 year old from the US moving to Tokyo in 12 days...for 3 months! I'm so nervous but your blog and videos really help. I was wondering if you have any way to contact you if I had any specific questions. Hopefully you'll follow me back on twitter and maybe we can meet up in Japan. I feel like it will be hard to find friends my age, especially since I don't speak much Japanese. Haha sorry this is so weird, I'm just anxious to meet people my age!

    -Gina Tierno

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  21. Real estate in Japan is really cheap. There are tons of homes on sale for less than $100,000 dollars. Now, in Vancouver, that isn't even a down payment. You will notice that apartments cost more in Japan than many detached homes. I found this to be ironic at first. But what I did find is that some apartments allow up to 20% of foreigners to buy. (I guess you are not buying the land, but the structure, and since the land is bought by the property management company or whatever, it becomes a loophole that enables foreign ownership. Thailand and Philippines has something similar to this. But if you want to lease a detached home very cheaply, you can. You can buy a detached home without buying the property and you pay a small rental fee to the owner each month. Some rents go as low as 15,000 yen a month. Japanese people are not stupid enough to just let a bunch of Chinese people to come in and buy up their entire country. They know that if they opened it up like Canada, they would be in a big world of hurt.

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