This is a decision-making framework I developed to introduce perspectives in Hong Kong, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region. It’s meant to help individuals weigh decisions given their values, priorities, and risk profile. I first presented this at the Asian Centre for Aids Services (ACAS) in Toronto and the Victoria University Students Administrative Centre (VUSAC) at the University of Toronto. This decision making framework could apply to most life decisions and was originally inspired by Brandon Chu’s framework for making decisions as a product manager. Whether you identify as LGBTQ or not, I think this decision making framework can be applied to anyone’s life based on their roles and relationships for family, friends, and work.
This post covers Takamatsu’s highlight food: Sanuki udon, and also includes a few highlights for a day-trip or a leisure weekend stay. Takamatsu is a city that’s unfolded over successive visits as I passed by, took family on a day-trip, and spent a week remote working in. Despite being a provincial city compared to the urban sprawls out of Osaka and Tokyo, Takamatsu has a confident network of covered shopping streets (shotengai), a garden with national recognition, and its fair share of proud contributions to Japan’s history and cultural.
This is one of my rare food blogs because I was so obsessed with Okinawa soba during my remote work stint in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. Below, I’ll outline a few pieces of advice for eating soba and the 3 soba places I went to (which were delicious).
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 shortlist of independent coffee roasters and coffee shops in central Madrid as a coffee enthusiast (and cortado fan). This digital nomad was on holiday for once, but still looked out for good remote work spots with free WiFi. Most of the cafes are in Madrid’s central area close to the stations Plaza de España (Lines 3, 10), Noviciado (Line 2), Tribunal (Lines 1, 10), Chueca (Line 5). In addition, I have two cafes close to Núñez de Balboa Station (Lines 5, 9) in Northern Madrid. A few are a further walk, but I did actually walk there.