Reflecting on 2020

Reflecting on 2020

I am writing this post on new years day of 2021. I've spent new years eve at home with a couple of friends eating raclette and enjoying some wine and whiskey. All outside restaurants and clubs were closed due to the pandemic restrictions. Nobody could have predicted the way that 2020 has turned out. The year will be remembered forever as the year of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has affected anyone on earth differently. I am grateful that the worst thing that happened to me was that I…

Reflecting on my last 10 years (2010-2020)

Reflecting on my last 10 years (2010-2020)

This post is a reflection of the last 10 years of my life. At the beginning of this decade, I was 15 years old. I am now writing this at 25 years old. Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. - Bill Gates This quote is powerful to me. When I look back over the last ten years. I don't feel like I've changed much from one year to the next, but all the small changes and improvements compounded over ten years brought me to my current…

One Month in Hollywood Los Angeles

One Month in Hollywood Los Angeles

This post is a small recollection of my month-long stay in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Apartment I booked my apartment on Airbnb, as pictured above it was located in the West-Hollywood Area on Hollywood Blvd. The location was very convenient, most of the attractions and nightlife activities were within walking distance or only required a short Uber ride. The apartment was on the 5th floor, which was the top floor of the building. It had a nice view looking over West LA. The only downside of the…

One month in Santa Monica / Venice

One month in Santa Monica / Venice

This post describes my experiences of staying in Venice for the first month of my planned trip of three months in Los Angeles. I traveled to Los Angeles from Tokyo, the flight took around nine hours. Arriving in LAX Airport and going through immigration, my initial experience with the American security officers was a little unpleasant, the officers were yelling and rushing the people through the security lines, very different experience from the security in Japan. After getting questioned about…

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

This post is about my experience of spending 3 days in Kyoto, Japan. After having spent 7 days in Tokyo I've planned to visit Kyoto for some relaxing and sightseeing of some of the most famous temples and places in Kyoto. Travel from Tokyo To travel from Tokyo to Kyoto I've taken the Shinkansen bullet train. The travel time is only 2 hours and 15minutes. The Shinkansen has a top speed of 320km/h. Even though the train speed is really high, the feeling is exactly the same as riding any other…