I was born in Texas. My parents live in Ghana. My husband is from Japan.
Our life is a fun, international adventure.
Back in March, Ryosuke and I spent almost three weeks visiting my parents in Ghana (which I wrote about here, here, and here). It was Ryosuke’s first time in Ghana (or stepping foot on the African continent) and it was the first time I had been back to Ghana since moving to Japan. All in all, it was a great trip.
After our first week in-country, I started picking up on some fun similarities between Ghana (where I lived as a kid and my parents continue to live) and Japan (where I have lived on and off for the last four years).
Which was weird.
During my last week in Ghana, I decided I should make a comic about these similarities, so I went around polling some of my Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian friends – comparing and contrasting the the list to my own experiences in Japan.
I came up with a fun list of about twenty things… and then, of course, I forgot about it once we got back to Japan.
About a week ago, I was organizing my filing cabinets (we trying some minimalist strategies right now) and stumbled across my notes from Ghana. I realized if I didn’t sit down and draw the comic right then and there, it would never be done.
I drew the comic.
My filing cabinet is still a mess. I’m not even sorry.