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A Day in the Life of a Blogger and Comic Artist (in Japan)

When I tell people that I make my living writing about my life on the internet, they’re usually skeptical. Or envious. It’s fun seeing people’s reaction – especially when most assume I spend all day in my pajamas playing on [...]

21 December, 2015 // 39 Comments

It’s okay if you don’t like to travel

A couple months ago I had an enlightening conversation with my dad. It a while after I had written this bitterly honest and emotional blog post about my tendency to end up in the emergency room on a yearly basis (titled, My Greatest Regret). He [...]

5 December, 2015 // 43 Comments

Some thoughts on (sexy) accents

I’m a sucker for accents. I really am. I didn’t realize how much I love accents until I landed myself in a college in rural Pennsylvania – a college full of predominantly white, middle-to-upper class students. It’s difficult [...]

29 November, 2015 // 38 Comments

I’m not ashamed of my flaws (and you shouldn’t be either)

I am a very ordinary person with the unusual circumstance of having half a million people looking at the things I create every month (this blog, my comic books, YouTube). It’s a strange feeling. If you met me in public, you wouldn’t [...]

14 September, 2015 // 36 Comments

Today, my blog has 5 MILLION page views!!

Today is a very special day.  No, it’s not a birthday. Or an anniversary. Today is the day that my blog, my pet project and passion, reached 5 MILLION page-views! Views per month on my blog Honestly, I still can’t believe my blog has [...]

9 August, 2015 // 41 Comments

Today, I felt… Homesick?

Today, while standing in the aisle of a small import store in rural Japan, I was overcome with a deep feeling of homesickness. It felt like a punch to the stomach – this overwhelming desire to suddenly be back in a city where everything was in [...]

18 July, 2015 // 42 Comments

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