Documenting my kintsugi experience as a digital nomad in Tokyo. Kintsugi is the Japanese craft of pottery repair and gold joinery.
A how-to guide for the Tokyo subway pass that saves you money and time. The pass is valid in 24, 48, and 72-hour intervals for the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines, which reach nearly 200 stations. Please think of the Tokyo Subway Pass as the equivalent of an all-access pass for the New York Subway, the Toronto TTC, and the London Tube (in our dreams). This means that the pass works for Tokyo city’s extensive subway lines, but not for inter-city trains such as Amtrak, the GO Trains, or the British national railway companies. Please read below for further…
An overview of Hong Kong’s gay, lesbian, trans, and general LGBTQ-related events, groups, activities and culture.
LGBTQ podcasts, vlogs and Youtube channels for Hong Kong, most of which are in Cantonese and meant to help locals find good content and also queer Asian Americans / Canadians to find out what’s going on in this city.
An comprehensive introduction to LGBTQ Taiwanese movies, TV shows, podcasts, and vlogs for people who want to see, or listen to discussions by, Taiwanese queers on their lives and contemporary culture.
Thoughts on travel ethics, first world travel privileges, remote work, and decolonising travel.
Political and cultural interpretations of China is the Story of Yanxi Palace 《延禧攻略》and what it means for Hong Kong, based on the article「愛國攻略」by Assistant Professor Wong Nim Yan 黃念欣 in MingPao.
A decision-making framework developed to introduce perspectives on decision making for rainbow families in Hong Kong, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region. For queer professionals and families living there and considering moving.
An extended guide for LGBTQ individuals who want to work and live in Japan, including information for partners, queer families, and trans individuals.
Local tips for enjoying Sanuki udon in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.
Tips for getting a great deal on local Okinawa soba while travelling in Naha or staying for remote work.
This is a shortlist of independent coffee roasters and coffee shops in central Naha (accessible on the Yu-Rail). As an amateur coffee enthusiast and digital nomad, I factor locations for coffee quality, remote work suitability, and the subjective impression of how friendly the service staff or owners are. In Naha, I used a pocket wifi to have access anywhere, and I would recommend the same approach for other visitors.
A list of apps in Japan to illustrate how Japanese users have different UI/UX needs. Some have pretty UI, most have localized Japanese UX.