Mar 26, 2017

Today in Tokyo I found a nice shirt

I am sorry I have no clue how to start this, if this will be interesting or not... I am trying to do more blogs about normal everyday life in my shoes.

Today I went to Tokyu hands, which is a cool store that has a lot of different stuff. I want to make a video about Tokyu hands someday so you can understand why it is one of my fav. stores.

My fav. location is in Takashimaya building (a very rich expensive department store).

Anyway, sometimes they have special little stores that open up near the escalators on each floor in the hall. These special stands, are local buisnesses that sell goods. Sometimes its Kimonos, food, fashion items. Today they had something that I HAD TO BUY!! (addition is live and well guys)

My friend said it looks like Donkey, but at the time for some reason I thought it was a Giraffe....well...whatever it is....I guess its your imagination ^^

It is by a company called BEANXIOUS. They are apparently located in Kyoto Japan and sometimes have little mini stores for a short time around the country.

This is their website  but it doesn't have much on it> 
So this style of clothing is something at first I thought I would only be able to wear to bed.

But actually this shirt fits my black striped pants and I like it so I think I will wear it both bed and regular....or you know sleep and get up already wearing

It cost like 6000 yen (60$), they had another shirt I wanted that was Native American patterns, but it was 90$ and I could only get 1 (lets not feed the addition too much). I tried to find the shirt online to show you but I actually couldn't find. But here are some other shirts from Google images.

 I just thought I would turn todays shopping into a blog because I hardly upload on here....I really do want to make more blogs because some people do enjoy reading.

If anyone lives in Tokyo, you can check it out at Tokyu hands, Shinjuku Takashima store....I am almost 100% sure it was on the 6th floor. Right beside my favorite Chinese tea house (茶語)

Mar 7, 2017

I LOVE YAKINIKU & Nikugen opened a new store in Roppongi Tokyo

If you guys know me. You know I love Yakiniku

Yakiniku is Japanese name for what some call "Korean bbq" but its not really Korean because Korean BBQ is done differently.  To keep with the mood of Korea, Japanese Yakiniku often includes kimchi and korean nori.

I LOVE yakiniku. For those who don't know what it is or how to do it. Its basically slices of meat that you order, and grill on a little BBQ on the table at your restaurant.

Yesterday me and a bunch of YouTubers got invited to eat at NIKUGEN, which is a Yakiniku restaurant. They just opened their new store in Roppongi. We got a chance to experience the food and style of the restaurant before other people were able to ^^
 The food was of course good. You can't really go wrong with Yakiniku. We were given a course and I was quite satisfied with the amount of food that came. We got many different kinds of meat, as well as a large amount of vegetables. This dish above had avocado and a korean spicy sause like kimchi on it. I thought that was really good.
 The restaurant also has their own wine cellar to chose wine from.

I thought that part was cool....not just cool as in awsome but literally the area when you enter is quite cool in temp too!

Like most Japanese restaurants the staff were exited and happy.
It was me,  MaaikeInJapan and The Uwaga pies that got to check this place out. All together I thought it was fun. I would have made a video but there was too many people in there and the audio wouldn't get through. But If you need to check out some fresh new Yakiniku branch close to Roppongi station why not go here ^^

Jan 22, 2017


I often get these comments. Every time I am puzzled.

Now you guys know a few years ago, I realized that I have adopted the Japanese culture, got used to life here so much, changed so much that I felt it was odd to call myself Canadian, I feel more and more Japanese as time goes by, thus , I call myself Japanese.

Even if I didn't wanna call myself Japanese.


We, if you don't understand English, is a inclusive word.
It means the speaker is included in what they are talking about.
It doesn't matter if I am saying
"in Japan we have lots of vending machines"
"in Japan we have to pay insurance"
"in Japan we don't have central heating"

or "in Japan we go to the temple on new years"

No matter which video it is not matter HOW LOGICALLY I AM INCLUDED

I get these triggered ppl on my comments lmfao.
Especially triggers my haters.

I got something to say to you people.
My English sucks bro, but shyttttt I understand that "we" is 100% correctly used. LMFAO.  You literally just complaining to get other people to hear you.

I don't live in another country.
My house is here bro
My job is here bro
Those grocery stores I walk outside to shop at??? guess where they are.
*troll buds in* "you teleport to Canada cuz u za Canadian ryttt"

Nope. I shop same place anyone else.
I do the same things as anyone else. I live in the same city as anyone else here (when talking about Tokyo).

I think I would never say "Ainu people we do this" cause that doesn't make sense, I aint Ainu.

"men in Japan we ~~~" Aint a bro, bro.

"in Kyuushuu we ~~~" Nope, don't live there.

And yeah, in the other way around, I say "they" when referring to Canada and stuff Canadians do, because I don't live there/Don't do that/Am not a part of that.

This isn't a nationality thing, or a Ethnically thing. It is simply a use of the English inclusive word "we" which connects the speaker to the topic or subject they are speaking about.

Yall up in here tellin me to learn better English.  *giigles*

Dec 4, 2016

YouTuber, The life of freedom?! busy as Shi...nkansen!

If the picture were to have a bubble above it with text, it would say....I slept 2 hours, ate 3 dinners at breakfast and now I have to eat these two fish and pretend I am not full and enjoying my life.

So, YouTuber. Lots of people think its a fun life of freedom!!! After all, you are your own boss. You sit there. At your computer right? Just film a lil video and bamb!!!!

Sorry pal, that was a YouTuber's job 6+ years ago.

The industry has changed, and it just keeps getting on more compeditive and hard. The standards for our film production increases with time and with our audience size.

Back in the day, you could upload a shaky video from a cell phone camera, or heck, not even a video but just a bunch of pictures and text.....remember those?

Now you would think the demand stops at a nice 1000$ 4K Camera? nope.
Cause the list of stuff I need to buy just keeps piling up. Lights, more camera stands, a different zoom lense, waterproof camera, new mic, mic receiver....yet another new camera, drone? helecopter? space station!!!

okay maybe I got a little carried away.

Anyway, I remember back in the day I used to make 5 min movies and it only took 10 mins or less. No subs, no editing, just cut out the crap and its done. And it got views. Many many views. Original housewife in Japan had hundereds of thousands of views. But now, you need hours of editing. And what used to take only 1 hour...started taking 2....then 4.....12....

I used to be able to edit 4 videos in 1 day. Now I can hardly find the time for 1....

My job has become a love hate relationship.
I LOVE filming, I hate editing.
I used to upload a video every 2 days. This year, I have uploaded 10x less than I did the year before.

I realized the reason for this is because I am constantly working at my restaurant. But I can't quit. I like working there. But what ends up happening, when I lessen my shifts and take time off work. I am so tired, I just end up sitting at home doing nothing. OR I am still busy, backlogged with mail, meetings, interviews, editing takes too long that once I get started, I just get tired.

And....theres one thing thats been on my mind for over a year now......
I honestly have a huge huge issue.

I hate the place I live.

I realized. Even though I am so busy, even though I am so backed up.

I have to come to terms with reality.

I hate the place I live.
It honestly depresses me.

I have talked about wanting to move, months after I moved in.
Theres too many problems with the current house. Its expensive, odd empty space in the middle of the house, not enough sunlight. I hate that so much. Even more, its on the first floor, meaning the cars blow dirt on the balcony, I can't hang laundry outside.....something I love doing.

I can't even plant a garden outside.
All I can think of inside my head is how amazing my place is gonna be in future. How I want to move into a nice place with a million windows.

I have stopped buying stuff.
I don't want to buy more.
I used to have a table but I got rid of it.
I hate my computer desk and I want to get rid of it.
Its small.
I bought it thinking it was so big, but when it arrived, it was so small.
My couch? It was softer in the store but its so hard. It is over 2 years old now and its still hard......I am so upset.

Anyways, I am the type of person who doesn't have much feeling to do much when I am in a place I am unhappy with. So I wanted to let you guys know that. It is so hard to want to make videos inside my house, because I always think "my next house in future will be better so what is the point to make these stupid videos now???"........bleh.

I am sorry if you guys notice this lack of energy and happiness in my current videos. It is seriously a struggle. To prevent this negative energy passed into my videos, I started to make videos less. I know that many people are counting on me to make more videos often, but I don't want to pump out terrible videos. So please be aware of this problem, and please know that I will try my best to make videos, even though there won't be videos daily.

We will get through these dark times.

Nov 20, 2016

Butthurt....when they get butthurt

One thing about being a YouTuber, we can look up our own stats to see where people are viewing, where people are disliking. Where people watch the most. This is a graph of the views I get on my channel, how much % come from which country. 31% of my audience comes from Japan.

Well I am going to be straight up, this blog is a response to a sad individual who made a rant about me. My purpose to upload this is to inform the individual that not only were they wrong, but their obsession and actions are not helping them.

And its to let me fans out there know, these people exist and if you are dealing with haters, not to be put down.

(note) See haters often think when I make responses to haters such as the "your Japanese sucks video" or "are gaijin who come here losers" videos, that I am just crying and should ignore the hate....welll no you see. Standing up and talking about the negative things in this way DOES help other people.   I make these videos for other people.
I get mail all the time from people asking advice on how to deal with bullies, or have in the past thanked me for my video that actually gave them confidence. So yeah...imma keep doing that.

(BACK HISTORY) So theres this hater who seems to be festering over me for sometime. I gained knowledge of their existence when they sent me a illegible tweet of an image, which looked like some test questions. It was multiple choice questions. The person in the test name was "kana". The hater had said this image reminded me of them. Which I had said well sometimes people call me kana, but its actually kanadajin3 kanada-jin-3. kana is not a name its not short for anything. kanada as a whole means Canada. etc.
The user then said that "no choice number D matches you", as in my personality. Which I didn't get it. Like really, the picture had nothing to do with me. Which is not uncommon for haters to associate values of stuff that doesn't apply to me.
One of my fav is "she hopes nobody comes to Japan, her beloved land all to herself".....

So anyways, the multiple choice question said something about "my beliefs for the superiority for my culture".....DAFAQ. So I told them, like I think all cultures are =. I don't think anything is more superior. Like this user completely has invented some kinda theory or personality they think is attached on me, based on their own thinking. I multiple times say I believe in =. Anyways, used then said it was a Joke they were jk. Then I said yeah well I didn't get it. After then they went on a spamming spree sending me quotes from hate forums. Bingo. Yeah naw. Ain't got time for that. Blocked and life goes on. 
I get a "anonymous fan who just needs to tell me" ie: a hater who sends me the link in the mail. (they also actually often do this, little do they know, I can see when they liked the page and any past hate they have sent me....why do they even bother to pretend. Can't the be more bold? like "hey b imma buthurt hater making a buthurt response video to you notice me sempai". That takes guts. They don't have.
So I grab some mikans (sorry no popcorn here :(   ) and start to watch. Hoping this is better than the last NUTJOB who made a video about me. The day I watched those videos I had to stop, it just was too much crazy in one shot.
So in response to the video. The girl refers to my blog where I just mention where my views come from. Though it changes month to month. Currently 31% from Japan, at the time of the blog 25% from Japan. And her response to this simple bit of into.
"Theres no way in hell!! NO WAY IN HELL!!".....

ummm.. okay lady. Well. Theres my stats. I don't know what is so unbelievable. I have all Japanese subtitles, I am featured on several different Japanese TV shows. People who talk about Japan generally have Japanese viewers. Even have a channel for only Japanese speakers no subs...
Then she goes on to insult my viewers.....  "I am sure her viewers are all weeaboos"... here we go again..
A very low self esteemed person, tries to insult others. We always see this. People get called these names and think "no I am not a weeaboo, I know tons about Japan, see look!! I know this and that! how dare you! I will show you I am more knowledgeable by insulting others who have interest in Japan, because nobody can be as good as me! rawr!".  No, normal people don't go insulting others.

And yet again 99% of the time I see someone even try to use such word....why does their room always look like this?  <<

Also funny side note, She felt the need to include Japanese in title, dispite yah no, ain't no Japanese be watching me. :P
She then goes on about how I mentioned the Toilets in Sweden you have to pay for, vs in Japan it is free......  lol and?
I am sorry lady do you have honestly anything valuable to say? Like what is the point? Oh wait it comes. "because its free in America and pretty sure other places".................  *clap....clap..........clap*.
I love how haters often complain about the stuff I say, as if I am saying "Japan is the only place its free". I covered this in a video called "do YouTubers generalize Japan". Its where I talk about how all the haters go on and on about how I say 1 thing and am talking about another thing, and when they have too over used my spelling and have nothing else to complain about, they complain about stuff I said as if I said other stuff.... (did that make sense).
Like lady. Yeah. Its free in America...Canada.. But in Europe, in some places you have to pay. I never said "oh yeahhh Japan is da best!! zomg so free!! hahahha world sucks!! only Japan good!!".. Nope. I am simply making a comparison between Japan and Sweden. Nothing else. I didn't mention, nor do I know what it is like in the other 200s of countries we have on this planet. Nor is it relevant to the blog.
Her camera breaks. Odd music changes. She starts reading more parts of my blogs looking at the camera as if anyone in the audience other than a hater, would understand what is wrong with this???.........umm....okay?
She then makes a point where she things its hypocritical to say "I am glad to be out of Canada now" right after saying I think =ally of all countries. Well.
I don't understand what is hypocritical of that. I still think Canada is =. Nothing makes my first statement untrue.
The current situation, the drama, the fights, the riots, the culture of Canada, The situation with trump. All the news I am seeing, I am glad to be out of Canada. This doesn't mean I think the country is not =. If someone likes Canada, you won't see me holding a pitch fork!! ZOMG WHYYYY Japan so bettaaaaa!!! zomggggggggg  *stabby stab stab*. naw.
I think people have their own likes and dislikes.
Needs and wants.
Their own freedom and choice.
They can like whatever or wherever they want and I am happy for them.
Thinking things were weird when I was in Canada doesn't go against me thinking = of all countries. Thinking = of all countries means you don't think your country is better than others. I may like countries more than others, have countries I rather go to more than others, food of cultures I may like more, but it doesn't mean imma sit here "thinking my culture is more superior", like you originally "joked" about me thinking.
She then goes on about my speech about Trump. Looking into the camera reminding me I am "Kanadajin3"....I guess shes trying to say vaguely "You aint from America or live here so doesn't revolve around you".  An argument maybe someone who is undereducated about other countries may make, fair enough ......maybe you are unaware.
The USA president, affects the entire world.
In Japan, with trump as president, 2 major things are affected. Our trade with America (big market, yeah that could fk up our economy). They have already been talking on the news about how it could be too hard to expensive to export if the tax is going to be so high.   And another is the Japanese naval bases that are protecting Japan from North Korea and China (the countries that you know, often like to toss missiles towards us as tests).
The NICHIBEI KANKEI (relation between Japan and America) is very important for our safty and economy. So yeah. I am interested.
You mention when I lived in Canada, Harper was in control.. but you say it as if I liked him??? Or was for his wanting to force Muslim women not to wear Niqab.
Lady, I don't agree with Harpers racist agenda either.And no, its not relevant to be commenting on Harper, in 2016. Because its 2016. You have NO CLUE what opinions I had on the Canadian election in Canada AT THAT TIME. because I was NOT ON YOUTUBE.Where is the logic. Honestly.
She then questions "where have you had all the time to read all the trump stuff going on between YouTubeing and Waitress"......ummm. Really?

I am so confused when haters assume that they know what people do in their past time. Despite the fact that I watch the news (yes, we cover the American election too), you would literally have to live on a remote island, to not have a clue what is going on in the American election right now and over the past year. It is all over Twitter, Facebook, how can you NOT know?.

Okay lets wrap this up.  She ends her video talking about my part on feminism. Snickering "yes feminism was a thing, its been a thing since 1800s).   Dang son, I didn't know you lived in Canada..cause this whole time I thought you said you lived in America.......... *djhorn*.  Her whole video argument is how I shouldn't comment on American stuff cause I am Canadian, but now she is jumping INTO MY PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCES. And telling me what I have and have not experienced.
One thing thats wrong with the world is people who attack others personal experiences. Like literally, do you think I am sitting here "hehehehhe imma lie to everyone and say feminism wasn't a thing heheheheheh". No. It literally wasn't. I think what you are mentioning is first and second wave feminism, what I am talking about, is third wave feminism.  Aka tumblr come to real life? lol sorry. All jokes aside though.
I have been seeing the crazy news articles, YouTube videos being covered about these crazy feminists with crazy views. And the increase in YouTubers having their whole channel dedicated to feminism, and to combat that, the anti-feminist videos and anti-feminist channels and the "this is getting out of hand" videos from nutural people.

It wasn't till Philip Defranco started covering these topics did I realize "hey maybe this is a mainstream thing".  Cause literally, if as a kid you had these batshit crazy ideals that women need safe spaces or theres too much violence in video games, or its sexist that women are drawn sexy, that women are just such targets in society. 

And its true, My entire 21 years of living in Canada, I have NEVER once experienced such, and never once have I met a "feminist". So no, it wasn't a thing when I was growing up. There was no hot topic videos about it, no crazy viral posts online. We lived in peace where we could see sexy women in videos and video games without some buthurt lady whining about it.
I honestly have watched a lot of the "third wave feminist" arguments, and I find them sexist as fk. Down straight out sexist.

So yeah, Feminism wasn't a thing when I was a in Canada. It is a recent topic in recent years that has blown up. How are you to tell me that this is wrong, when it is based on my life experience?
And this is what you deal with being a YouTuber kids ^^. Waking up to fake emails linking you to odd video responses. Personally I just wrote this blog for no other reason than I thought, writing a comment to this girl could give her same opinion, but I rather get paid for it. See what I just did there....? :P
And cause I wanted to show her, doubting where someones view audience comes from, has honestly gotta be one of the saddest "jabs" you gotta take at someone.
One of the oddest things in the world is when you have someone who is negatively obsessed with you, but doesn't have a reason. like a real reason.
Maybe she is upset I live in Japan, maybe upset I have more views than her and she thinks her topics are more valuable? who knows. But whatever it is, people end up festering and boiling inside over someone elses simple life.
It is the way it is, otherwise she would at least have some point of value to add to the conversation. I often get wonderful points that are valid arguments in the comments. But then I often get people complaining about a. my personal experiences apparently being not true. b.things they think I think but don't. and then it always includes at least 1....but her fans are just weeaboos. and if not weeaboos its stupid.
No. You just have a negative personality that is preventing you to be positive and have a logical conversation with someone you disagree with. And that person just banked on that. And the fans who are interested in hearing stories of crazy haters, just enjoyed another story...hopefully with popcorn.
Everything is better with popcorn.

Oct 31, 2016

5 years ago I was ...

 5 years ago this is my halloween costume. My ex husband though it was a cool idea so we both dressed as zombie dead ghost geisha. Got a parasol from Toronto China town, cut holes into it. Bought two fake silk yukata robes and covered them in spiders and blood.

5 years ago is the last year I went trick or treating.

I remember as a kid I used to get bags and bags full. My mom used to make costumes for me, every year. I was a popcorn box, rain cloud, present, cherry tree, bag of leaves. Her costumes were always original. Halloween was my favorite holiday. I won a costume contest one year and got 100$ and 10 free pizzas.
This is my best friend. I knew her since high school, grade 9 math class I turned around to borrow a pencil and she gave it to me. I was super shy. We didn't talk, but somehow, we became friends. Her locker was beside me because she was also in my science and tech class.

She has skipped school with me, transfers schools with me, traveled with me, lived with me twice. We have done it all and seen it all.

Even though we are 14 hour plane rides away, we still are best friends.

I remember every halloween we went trick or treating together. Even when I moved to Toronto, she still came to visit me and I went to visit her.

This is 5 years ago but at the start of that year. Star of 2011. Me and my friend from grade school.

Some of my funniest memories with her are when we used to record videos together at her house in gr 8-9. Prank videos. She had a digital video camera, this is when they just started coming out. We would dress up weird and scare our friends, make these crazy videos.

We would spend weeks at each others house planning weird videos and doing this. It was so fun.

 Lets go back to 7 years ago. This is where I used to work. I was the boss. I had an amazing office space. My desk was amazing. You could hang up pictures, bring your work, bring decors. I had my own slippers and stuff. I wanted to bring a plant but then I left working there.

I remember walking into the office, picking up my head set. Listening to customers voices playing back on our auto recorders. Knowing all departments for our building and all gas and electricity utilities info and numbers memorized.

Best job I had. The best job in Canada. I wish things with that company didn't have to change. People in upper management went downhill.

I wonder what things would be like if things didn't go down hill. Would I be head of the whole floor? Would I be in some other branch? Would I be in same office? Would I have that plant on my desk?

 This is my friend. We met at work. I was really shy in the start but we ended up talking everyday. Laughing. Going on the bus.Going out to eat. Even after she left the company we still kept in touch. I feel really bad because last time I went to Toronto she wanted to see me but I couldn't. I didn't have enough time. The thing that sucks is having to worry about time and getting around. Having only 15 hours in Toronto isn't enough.

 Our world is so small, but when it comes to seeing those people you want to see. Its too big. Its big and far and stretched out. We need more time.

This is 5 years ago now again. 5 years ago just a few days before Halloween. I climbed this tree, took this picture to say "look at me, this is what I used to do as a kid here". I was moving in a few days. Moving to a new city. Tokyo.

Did you know when I moved to Toronto my grandma called me and she said to me

"Mira do you like the big city? You seem to like it more, and you are enjoying life".

I remember telling her. I loved Toronto. I was either gonna live in biggest city in Canada, or biggest city in the world.

Well. I was right.

5 years later.  I am here, Living in Tokyo. The biggest city in the world.
More than 5 years ago, without even having any interest or knowledge that I would be moving to here, I knew it.

5 years ago. I was just a regular Canadian girl.
My fav song was "sexy bitch". My fav club was guverment.
My fav food was beef paddies from islington station
My fav store was abercrombie and fitch.
Fav. Game was COD.
Fav. tv show was family guy.
I had an Iphone 3.
Taro bubble tea.
Jerk Chicken
Ice cap
Pizza poppits
Rice a roni
Clam chowder
Canned fish
Arizona green tea
Coconut water
Ginger beer
Curry goat
Peas and rice
Samosas from rabba
Busses at 2 am, Street cars at 4 am.
Buying go tickets to port credit, but getting off in clarkson.
Buying tickets to the ex, but getting off at Union.
Holding your breath as you go through to the greyhound, between atrium on the bay.
New york fries.
Fries supreme
California rolls
Looking out at the sun rise.
Day light saving time
Skype calls with mom
In the groove
Getting cold. Sun goes down, but at 6pm.
Leaves go away without noticing it.
Then you see pumpkins left and right.
knock knock.
Trick or treat.
5 years ago.
And now......

Oct 15, 2016

Addressing the Elephant in the room..why I went to Sweden last year

I don't know how anyone can call it an Elephant really. In fact NOBODY questions me. I went to Sweden and Finland for over a month and a half last year and swiftly got away with not uploading a single video , despite filming quite a few.

Fun fact, 32% of audience is from Japan, 28% is from Japan and even though Sweden makes up 3% of my views, it honestly feels like all my viewers come from there because one of the only people who point out which country they are from, Is Swedish viewers. I constantly get comments about "here in Sweden" even if the video isn't directly about Sweden.  Also fun fact, 50% of my haters are Swedish.....odd.

Well lets carry on.

So this is me in Göteborg. If you don't speak Swedish you might wonder where is this......well this is the proper word for the city "gothamburg" dafaq! I was shocked to find out that this citys name is changed in English, even the Japanese word for this city is same as Swedish.

 So this food here is called Marsipan. Its super common at Christmas in Sweden..and sadly I had no idea what this was, thinking it was a Swedish only thing but when trying to tell my mom about this she seemed to already know and I felt like...where have I been sleeping under a rock?...oh well kinda :P

So this is a typical breakfast...well without the berries on the bread, that was my own invention. I couldn't stop eating the vinbär berries which are these small little red ones. Every time we went to grocery store I would get these ^^
 Check this out! Its Mcdonalds! This is in Stockholm station. My mom actually didn't believe this was real because it was so different. To be honest remind me of Toronto. I thought it was cool even though I actually didn't eat Mcdoanlds in Sweden at all.

But I did use the bathroom at one, I think in fact I wasted all my money on going to the bathroom. Yeah thats right. You gotta pay to enter...daym.
In Japan its so easy to use the bathroom, since its free and at all stores and stations mostly all free to use.

See this guy...This is a basket weaver. Yeah. That is epic right there. If I had bigger luggage I would have bought one. This is just so cool. He literally was making these! right there! in the cold!! for the 1.5 hours of daylight Sweden gets in the Winter!! That is so cool.

One thing that sickened me though, is this talk of the immigrants and racism towards refugees. FYI. Get off my channel if you don't like immigrants because guess what.


Its actually sad that I get these types of comments all the time, and its even so common its transferring to irrelevant irresponsible ill though ted racist Japanese people who possibly unknowingly are repeating the racism that others spew.
"Europe has gone to shit" "look at what happened to Europe"
Yeah I am sorry, unless by gone to shit you really mean, gone to shit with the racism against immigrants, then theres no need to continue speaking to me.

The sad thing is, they don't mean that. :/

People warned me of seeing dirty homeless immigrants "ruining their culture" and committing crimes.   Naw.

What I did see is hundreds of human beings, out in the cold, in blankets taking in donations from more fortunate people who have kind hearts. I included.
I am all for giving food and money to the less fortunate. It takes a lot of guts for me to go up to a stranger, especially since its a different language, but I managed to give my leftover meal to people every time. They were so sweet and happy. Seeing their eyes lit up with tears.

You know how much food is wasted? You get this over sized meal, eat half and get full. I say next time you done eating, don't throw it away but give it to someone else. Theres no use throwing that out, thats perfectly good food.

In Japan, the concept of giving food to homeless people is unheard of. Homeless don't even beg. However, this doesn't mean that homeless don't take donations.  The proper way to give something to a homeless person in Japan is to leave it near them. Like a bottle of water or bag of chips etc. Placing it near them would be the proper way of going about it.

Back to Sweden

The sun doesn't come up...
In some areas it truly doesn't come up. But even in the middle to southern parts of Sweden where I was. The sun....didn't come up.

On finally a day where it wasn't cloudy, you can see the sun here. This picture was taken at 1:30pm.

Its not even as if the sun is just up in the sky for a few hours. But the sun literally doesn't go UP! in the sky. It sits along the horizon. Such a weak sun.


Because even as a white skinned human, I got sick.
I felt sleepy. Depressed. Down. No energy. Like I was asleep.
It was hell.  Imagine waking up, yawning and ready to go back to sleep.
They sell pills and special lamps to help you get vitamins from light.
I felt like a day gecko inside a tank.

The sun is truly our one and only god. Without it you die.

So anyway, lets answer the question.

< Well aside from seeing the northern lights, eating Christmas food, having angry deer throw Christmas presents at me, Watching Donald duck, Watching people get married and drinking Glögg.

I went to Sweden for no other reason than I was invited. :P

Yeah I am kinda random. And though I love traveling within my own country more than abroad. I am completely up for a random long trip in another country if I am not alone. I almost went to Thailand that same May, and the only reason I didn't is because I had to save that money for Hokkaido trip. Too bad cause my friends fun stories of jumping off rocks into the water and eating amazing thai food then spending nights on the toilet sounded fun.

It was a "why not" trip.
Its not like I have any interest in Sweden or Swedish culture. And despite knowing a lot of Swedish words and phrases (thats from it being picked up from those around me who speak Swedish), I don't have an interest in Sweden. I don't mean that as an insult, please don't burn me with candles and toss Christmas stars in my hair ^^

Will I go again, highly likely.
Did I have fun, yes.
Do I recommend it as a tourist country, No.
Was it nice, yes.

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