Who is TG? And why is she in Tokyo? Well…

When I first met her, she wasn’t Mbithe, she was TG and TG had a blog which she named ‘TG in Tokyo’. She had a nice new ‘fro and a pocket full of dreams which she blogged about in addition to her journey from Kenya to Japan.

In a perfect world, Gillian would be travelling round the world in her red vintage VW T1 van (Hippie Van) gathering stories of the people she meets and retelling them to those ready to listen. She is in the process of building this world which is now going to have all of you in it.

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JDrama

Beginner’s Guide to JDrama

The best way to improve your foreign language speaking skills and your understanding of a foreign culture, is by actively listening to and interacting with native speakers. However, many of us don’t have opportunities to interact with Japanese people often. So what’s the next best thing? Watching JDrama, of course. 😀

Mbithe is a software developer at Andela and loves all things tech! You can probably find her sitting barefoot somewhere writing beautiful code while singing along to really loud Japanese music. 🙂

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Culture

The Kawaii Culture

Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute or adorable. There is a modern culture in Japan, popular among the adolescent girls, to try and make every day to day item look adorable. Items that are colorful, round and small are considered kawaii. One of the arguments put forward for this growing culture is the sense of peace and serenity the objects give. They are not violent or belligerent but rather they offer the owner a sense of security, however false it may be.

Shikow is a student of the law, life and day dreams. A lover of adventure and good times, she takes delight in learning and creating new things. She is a beautiful letdown and painfully uncool.

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