My name is Teann and I am from Guam. I’m a university student and I work in a Japanese Izakaya. I had an early exposure to the Japanese culture when I was young and ever since I’ve just been fascinated with it. I started learning the language bit by bit and was finally able to take proper classes in high school where I was given an opportunity to participate in a Japanese homestay program. I fell in love with the culture all over again after seeing and experiencing things for myself.Her blog is a mix of topics, and though it's new, she has loads of useful information. She's gonna be talking about a lot of things that I don't have information on (for example, on inter-racial relationships - I'm the forever alone type haha), so do pay her a visit!
Since graduating high school, I’ve been studying Japanese on and off on my own when I have time. I’m not fluent in Japanese but I can get by with what I know. I’m not perfect and I still carry around a Japanese-English dictionary. I still make a lot of mistakes but a second language is always a learning process. When in doubt, I always turn to my loving boyfriend for help when he’s not busy as well as the friends I’ve made over time while traveling in Japan.
My blog, although very small right now, is going to consist of my homestay experiences in Japan, advices and culture tips, and “In Japan” segment (Coming December) (fun, culture, food, more), an “ In Guam” segment (coming soon)(fun, culture, food, more), and long distance relationship posts of advice/segments as well (would love to make feature posts of other couples consisting of a Japanese person and foreigner and talk about their strengths, their struggles, and their love); and of course some random rants/creative projects.
I love learning about new things and sharing what I’ve learned and experienced and I’m always open for my readers to share their experiences with me directly or in the comment sections. I hope that my blog can one day become something special for everyone to enjoy : )
If you're at a loss as to what to read first, check out her article on when you should start packing and Japanese superstitions. Both were really interesting, and the packing one reminded me that I wanted to do a post on what to pack when you go home for a visit :p (Someone remind me again if I forget? Pretty please?)
If you're on Google+, here's her Google+ Profile too!
ETA: I totally forgot to talk about this in the original post, but I have friends coming over from now till end of September. I probably won't have enough time to blog (although I will try to post to Google+), so expect the next post to appear in October :D