Okay, I'll admit, I don't have life or disability insurance. Somehow, I seem to be okay with it. I know, however, that as an adult, it's one of those things that I need to take care of. The thing is, my husband and I have no children. I am also not the main breadwinner in … Continue reading Do I Really Need Life Insurance?
What constitutes an emergency, I wonder? Right now, I’m on a plane bound for Tokyo, but this was not the original flight I booked. My flight was scheduled to leave at 10:10 am with Jetstar Japan. However, due to mechanical problems, the flight was originally delayed. On further questioning, the ground staff said that at … Continue reading Flexibility
It's been a few weeks since the earthquake, but I feel like I'm still in survival mode. I feel like I've got to keep stocking up on supplies--just in case an earthquake strikes again. To be fair, there are still aftershocks rocking us here in Hokkaido, but none of them has reached the same magnitude … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness
It is a Saturday and I’m supposed to be working. Instead, I’m watching TV, but I don’t find it particularly restful. I feel antsy, like I should be doing something else. Something inside me wants to be up and about, doing some kind of productive work. Is it the coffee I just drank? I’m not … Continue reading On Work and Disasters
My husband came home yesterday, very despondent. He was saying that he was the only one at work that couldn't do a task. It made him lose confidence in himself and he spent the entire night moping. I'm not sure why, but I think his dark mood affected me, too. I just immediately thought of … Continue reading Panic Buttons