Tokyo, huh?

After having thought about starting this little blog for over a year now, the duck’s incessant nagging has finally won me over. “Now that we’ve moved to Tokyo, where we will make oh so many new and exciting discoveries, you have no excuse [reason] not to write about it!” the duck has been whispering in my ear for the past few nights now. And, I have to admit, the duck can be very convincing (I mean, look at those eyes!).

Whispering Duck
So, here it is, my first blog entry:

Why Tokyo?

There are so many cities in Japan to choose from (not to mention the world – but that’s a different story) so why did we decide to move to Tokyo? Well, there are two main reasons:

  1. We’re lazy and boring.
    Sure, for most people (and some ducks), Tokyo is probably the first city that comes to mind when thinking of Japan because it’s so big and there’s so much to do and there are so many jobs (not necessarily for me, because, well, it appears I don’t live by the principle that “preparation is key,” so I came here with only half a specialized skill to offer on my personal golden sushi tray, which, in a posh restaurant, would be perfect but in life… let’s not dwell on that – continue the fun stuff)! Also, we flew into Tokyo. So, instead of spending all of our valuable time on doing research and maybe finding a more suitable place, why not stay?
    I guess Tokyo can be pretty expensive so that we’ll be broke much quicker than we would have been in other cities or, even better, somewhere in the countryside, but hey, better broke than exhausted from planning too much, right?
    As you can tell, we’ve had our reasons – and very good ones at that!
    This leads us to the second main reason.
  2. It’s easier.
    We’ve been to this city before and already know a few people who live in Tokyo. So, moving here just sounded like the most logical consequence. In my opinion, and this may look cheesy, good places are all about the people you meet there. Therefore Tokyo seemed to be the perfect place for us! On top of that, it’s easy to travel to other places if you’re not broke.

Well, this concludes the extensive list of our personal reasons for moving to Tokyo. I held this post light on purpose – didn’t want to put anyone off with too much exciting information. Maybe the next one will be more daring. We’ll see… but first, I’m going to enjoy my first sleepful night (are you happy now, duck?)!


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