I can't believe that I've been on LJ for 13 years.
Okay, okay, let's do this in the proper order:
I'm female, mid-30s, originally from Germany.
After graduating from university I moved to Japan where I then lived for about 7 years.
I worked as an English teacher there because that's what I studied at university.
So, needless to say, that apart from German, I speak English and Japanese more or less fluently.
My LJ entries are all in English, though.
I came back to Germany a bit over 2 years ago - and have experienced severe reversed culture shock.
What You'll Find in my Journal:
In early LJ years I mainly shared my opinion on anime and manga series.
I also created tons of bases, icons, screenshots, lovebars, moodthemes and whatnot of anime, manga and jdramas.
I posted about Japanese food (mainly bento) and drinks.
After moving to Japan my LJ was obviously mainly about my daily life in Japan (like how I experienced the 2011 quake and stuff).
You can still find all these entries in my journal (most of them are public).
I also shared some personal struggles and thoughts during that time (these are f-locked).
Since coming back from Japan, the content of my journal has naturally changed.
I've outsourced writing about Japan to a separate blog.
I still go back to Japan every year, though. So, there still ARE personal entries about Japan on my LJ from time to time as well.
Now, I mainly write about my current life in Germany, traveling and also recommend things I've seen or read (mainly anime / manga and jdramas).
I have a MAL account with the same username as here on LJ. Feel free to add me.
Let me warn you, I do rant a lot about my current life (work, social life, health).
I'll be honest with you, since my return from Japan I'm a bit lost .... and generally feel frustrated with my current life, continuously thinking about maybe moving back to Japan in the future.
I try to keep these negative thoughts to a minimum and try to make the best out of my current life, but there will always be rants like this (f-locked).
You Should Add me If:
- you like hiking, travelling and travel photos
- you're into anime / manga, jdramas (but also series like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, .... etc.)
- you're interested in Japan
- you like cats
- you think we might get along
If you want to add me, just go ahead.
If you want me to add you, just tell me a bit about you. Like where you're from (country), what your hobbies are etc.
I'm a bit paranoid which is why I haven't added people in a very long time. (^_____^''') .............