Having, by now, spent half of my life in Singapore and another half of my life living in Japan, this blog documents my impressions of life and culture of two islands — one large (archipelago Japan) and one small (Singapore).
I grew up and worked in Singapore for the first half of my life, married my Japanese husband in a third country. And then we raised our children, mostly in Japan, but we also raised our two children for three years in Singapore.
In late November, during the coronavirus pandemic, I crossed back from Japan to live alone in Singapore again. Now beginning a new chapter of my life, I share my reverse cultural experiences, as well conversations with my children (and husband).
In this blog, I will be investigating the cultural differences between Singapore and Japan in many topics with my Singaporean-Japanese daughter native to Japan.
Unlike normal text based blogs, this blog takes the concept of “acknowledging cultural differences through daily text messaging”. Thus, it takes a very similar form of text messaging interfaces like Messenger or WhatsApp, etc..