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MY WEDDING IN JAPAN

MY WEDDING IN JAPAN

Getting married? “That’s for crazy people!” I used to think. I thought I would get to my 50s as a single man. However, one day I found myself engaged to a Japanese woman, living in a country thousands of kilometers away from my home (Colombia, South America), immersed in such a strange but amazing culture!

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Food, Flags and Stereotypes

Food, Flags and Stereotypes

Innate like a belly button on your belly, stereotypes between countries and their typical food have been stuck in the minds of foreigners, pigeon-holing people for centuries. No wonder that everybody believes we Italians eat pasta every day as much as Japanese people eat sushi. Sorry to disappoint people…but it doesn’t work like that…at least not anymore, not for everybody!

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Learning a Language the Tasty Way

Learning a Language the Tasty Way

A great way to support learning a new language is to immerse yourself just as much in the culture and cuisine as in the language itself. To that end, I’ve been cooking and reading about Japanese food lately. Here, it’s the turn of katsu curry.

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Why I moved to Japan

Why I moved to Japan

Travelling is one of the things I love and enjoy the most. New experiences and a multicultural mixture always give me a marvelous feeling. My biggest dream as a child wasn’t to have a career or get married (although I did marry Yuki after studying Japanese with Rosetta Stone software). My passion was to know the world—to try new foods, learn new languages, smell new fragrances. It wasn’t a simple “I want to.” With time, it became “I must have!”

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