More Coronavirus Woes: Lessons I’m Learning

I’m struggling to keep balance. Things are happening at a rate that I can’t keep up. But I’m attempting to keep a level head with all the panic happening around me. The best way to do this is to list what I can learn from this experience: Having multiple sources of income is important I’veContinue reading “More Coronavirus Woes: Lessons I’m Learning”

Coronavirus

Okay, I’m jumping on the bandwagon. It’s just inescapable. I’m inundated everyday on the news about the coronavirus and its spread all over Japan. Everyday, new cases are reported. The worrying thing is that it’s affecting even those who had no direct contact with people from China’s Wuhan province. There’s a lack of masks inContinue reading “Coronavirus”

Do I Really Need Life Insurance?

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 inContinue reading “Do I Really Need Life Insurance?”

Flexibility

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 atContinue reading “Flexibility”

Disaster Preparedness

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 magnitudeContinue reading “Disaster Preparedness”

On Work and Disasters

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 notContinue reading “On Work and Disasters”

Panic Buttons

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 ofContinue reading “Panic Buttons”