About the Author
Welcome to “Texan in Tokyo!”
I’m glad you stopped by.
My purpose of this blog is to, well, entertain. I post five times a week, switching between blog posts, comics, and videos. Hopefully you find something you like and stick around. Basically, this blog is a window into the life of my husband (Ryosuke) and my entertaining and wonderful life in Tokyo.
I am an author, blogger, and comic artist. I like shopping, looking at funny pictures on the internet, my family, my husband’s family, backpacking, and writing my story on the internet for strangers to read. This blog is my pet project, started at the urge of my then-boyfriend (now husband) Ryosuke, when I was studying abroad in Tokyo.
So far, I’ve written three comic books about our life: My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy + My Japanese Husband (still) Thinks I’m Crazy + Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo. Ryosuke is currently translating my comics in to Japanese; they can be found here:
As the URL says “How I Became Texan” – I realized I didn’t really become “Texan” until after I left Texas. Hence the name of this blog, “Texan in Tokyo.
Now when I say I’m from Texas, people usually ask some stereotypical question like “have you been to a rodeo” (yes), “does you family own a gun” (yes), or “do you know any cousins that are married to each other” (no).
If you’re new to “Texan in Tokyo,” check out my “New Here?” Page (it’s kind of interesting)
I grew up mostly in Texas, but also spent my teenage years in Accra, Ghana and Sapporo (Hokkaido), Japan and went to college near Philadelphia.
On January 2, 2014 I wed the love of my life, Ryosuke, in a rustic, Texan wedding ceremony.
We currently live in Tokyo.
Ryosuke loves cooking, boxing, doing laundry, and going on hikes.
He spends his spare time reading my blog (sometimes), cooking large, elaborate meals (always), and urging me to put down the computer and go on a run with him (occasionally I do). In February of 2012, he got a job offer in Japan, so we decided to move to Japan after our upcoming marriage. He was a Japanese “salaryman” for a year but didn’t like it very much, so he quit his job and we moved to the countryside.
Ryosuke grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo; the first time he left Japan was to study abroad in America. We met my first day of my sophomore year – he lived right down the hall from me in the international dorm. The rest is history.
Technical aspects of my Blog:
- I use WordPress.org
- I designed my own header
- I write all my own posts (of course) and draw all my own comics free-hand on pen and paper.
I post five days a week, alternating between personal essays, listicles, comics, and videos. I try to stick a comic in between every “regular” post and accept guest posts once a week (click here if you want to write a guest post).
My newest posts can be found here.