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  • Well, a few months ago

  • I uploaded a video of me saying"I got the working holiday visa so I'm going to the UK."

  • And I didn't let you guys know how it went after that, then some of you guys asked me

  • "What happened after that?"

  • "Do you live in the UK?"

  • "Where do you live?"

  • "Do you live in Paris? What happened?"

  • in the comment so

  • I'm going to talk about that today.

  • Well, as you can see in the title

  • I'm in Japan right now.

  • And as I said in the previous video,

  • since I got the visa,

  • I was going to plan on moving to the UK but

  • I have a little change of my mind

  • and I decided to stay in Japan

  • "Wait but last year,

  • you uploaded a video saying how much you hated living in Japan."

  • Exactly.

  • But things have changed.

  • and I ended up living in Japan.

  • I went to the UK as well as to Paris in March

  • and collected my BRP there.

  • So I can always move to the UK whenever I want

  • but that's not very likely to happen for now.

  • Originally, when I moved out from Japan 3 years ago

  • I just hated being in Japan

  • and just moved to France.

  • Tbh, even when I lived in France,

  • no matter where I lived, Paris or Tokyo

  • I always did the same things:

  • stayed at home,

  • net surfing,

  • and watching Youtube

  • I just love staying at home.

  • I spent almost every day off at home and

  • what I despised the most was to commute.

  • So since I lived in Tokyo back then

  • I always thought it'd be fantastic to be able to work from home.

  • And I always looked for the way to make that happen

  • whilst I was in Paris.

  • Then I came back to Japan.

  • I thought I don't like to commute but the next thing I don't like is be in Japan

  • so I was preparing stuff to move to the UK right after coming back from Paris.

  • But I started teaching Japanese on italki in February this year and I thought

  • "Maybe this is it."

  • "Maybe I can make a living with it."

  • When this came up on my mind,

  • I went to London the other day and

  • I found it such a nice city

  • you know, such an international environment and

  • you don't really have to think about blending in among Japanese people.

  • Also everybody speaks English so

  • I thought it was a good city but

  • even if I move to the UK,

  • you have to do some kind of work to pay the rent.

  • Like, I don't know, something similar,

  • you have to have a work that is required to commute.

  • When that hit me,

  • I don't hardly go out on my days off then

  • it doesn't matter where I live, does it?

  • If you like staying at home and watching Youtube,

  • a nice home and good internet is all you need.

  • So paying the rent that is as 3 times expensive as you pay now

  • and move to the UK just to live the exact same life that you hated,

  • when I asked myself if I really want to do that,

  • I thought "Maybe not?"

  • if I ever have an opportunity to live abroad,

  • I would love that but

  • more than that,

  • I realized what I really wanted to do.

  • Working from home,

  • you can work anytime you want,

  • you can take a break anytime you want,

  • I got this environment from beginning of this month and

  • that is ssssssssoooooo comfortable.

  • So one day,

  • when I get more freedom with my current job,

  • living abroad is of course a great option but

  • just not now.

  • Right now, I just want to achieve the life style I want and

  • in order to do so I need to develop a solid base

  • I think I need to focus on that for now.

  • Although I like staying at home,

  • I don't have like

  • It sounds weird when you say it in Japanese.

  • I don't have it, really.

  • It's not hard to talk to strangers.

  • That's not the case at all.

  • Like, I've been doing customer service job for like 10 years so

  • that's not hard at all but

  • all those partying and clubbing,

  • I f***ing hate it.

  • Since my mid-twenties, I kinda

  • started to realize my introversion.

  • Rather than going to parties and

  • mingling with strangers,

  • it's much more fun to watch Youtube videos by myself.

  • If I want to be with friends,

  • the closest ones, the ones I can be really open with,

  • it's more fun to hang out with these kind of friends.

  • I'd rather be alone than having to socialize with the people I hardly know.

  • I'd have more fun, actually.

  • When I think about that kind of my personality,

  • it dawned on me, maybe it doesn't matter where I live anymore?

  • Also when I was in France,

  • unfortunately,

  • I wasn't able to have a friend who I could be really opened up with

  • I did have someone who I can hang up with, go out with

  • or acquaintances I can say hi to at the event or something but

  • I wasn't able to meet someone I can call a "real friend".

  • When I was in Paris, I would stay at home, net surf,

  • and the only people I talked about stuff with were my mom or

  • the closest friends of mine that live in Tokyo.

  • Now that I live close enough to go see them whenever I want.

  • Besides the rent here is one third expensive compare to London.

  • It's so cheap.

  • So I thought I'd give it a try and live in Japan for a while.

  • But I can't deny that I like living abroad,

  • being exposed to different culture or

  • being in an international environment

  • so if I ever get an opportunity,

  • I would love to live abroad

  • but right now, stabilizing my life,

  • I mean, stabilizing it by doing what I truly like

  • is my main focus right now.

  • That being said, I'm in Japan now.

  • And I'll probably live in Japan for a while.

  • So if you are looking forward to the videos of me traveling abroad

  • I'm sorry.

  • I'd love to do that when I get a chance.

Well, a few months ago

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