During my stay in Japan I hooked up with Yuta Sakaguchi of Tokyo Daily Life. Tokyo Daily Life introduces attractive points of Japanese daily life to people all over the world! In this video Yuta (writer / creator) tells you all about what you’ll find their Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages. This video is the first of four videos to be premiered on my blog featuring Tokyo Daily Life.
Whether you’re going to Tokyo for business or holiday you’ll need at lease one these apps to get around smoothly in the land of the rising sun.
5. iTranslate – iTranslate will record your speech in English and translate it into Japanese. This app comes handy when you’re having difficulty expressing yourself, for instants getting lost, needing help, or asking questions.
4. Tokyo+ (Rail Map) – If you’ve seen the Tokyo rail map you’ll understand how confusing it can be. With this app you can study the rail system with no Internet connection and with GPS support you can find the closest rail station close to you.
3. Circle – With circle you can find out what’s going on locally in the city using your GPS. With this app you’ll find out information like weather forecasts, big news, events and people in your area. Information is power!
2. Line – If you don’t have a phone service while in Japan you may want to check out this app. Now I’m not really into Emoji’s and stuff but if you want to message and call your new Japanese friends for free give that app a tap.
1. Your bank app – It doesn’t matter if you have HSBC or Bank of America either way you are going to need to know about your funds. I recommend knowing how much money you have in the bank account at all times. Foreign charges can and will sometimes sneak up on you and you don’t want to be unaware in emergency situations.
For those who follow me on closely know I am a huge fan of Japanese culture. There’s something about the bright lights, the business, and cultural differences that excite me. Today I will be traveling from Seattle to Tokyo for the second time and will be capturing the things I see through my new camera and lens.
Although I will be focusing on Tokyo I will be uploading videos on how to get around in Japan featuring tips and tricks. If you have any suggestions on things you would like me to cover let me know.
Video from my previous trip New years 2013: http://wp.me/p3971i-A4
Sound Coffee and Morsel is a new local eatery and coffee shop located in the University District of Seattle. Even though this “place” has only been around for a few months they’re already known for their delicious big biscuits, fresh ingredients and community atmosphere. For information about them check out their Facebook page or Instagram
Even though I’ve traveled around the world I still love Seattle. I love it so much I want to highlight fun Seattle people, places and things. Each artistic highlight will be displayed in a short minute or so youtube video.
If you would like to nominate a person, place or thing to be highlighted, please let me know before July 19th. If you have questions feel free to ask. Contact me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on twitter @AntonioCDSmith #SEANOUNS
Some thoughts on why I travel
Saint Augustine is quoted by saying, ” The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” I feel there’s something about going traveling that changes you. When you travel to different places you are exposed to different ideas, concepts and ways doing things that might not be your own. After being exposed you might find this alternative ways of doing things might be better, thus changing your outlook and perspective on life. I believe a lot of cultural acceptance can be obtained by visiting other cultures and understanding why they do what they do.
The picture on top is a mural by JESSE HARRIS and was taken from my adventures in Toronto,ON.
Vlogger Fair 2013 was fantastic. I had a great time getting introduced to popular vloggers around the U.S. and also being interviewed for S4SC. Check out the video for highlights of this great event.
Train ride to Montreal
Last weekend I had the honor of being apart of Georgia Esporlas‘s Photo Bio collection in Vancouver, BC. This collection is a series of photos that exceed simple head shots and captures the true essence of the individual. This collection focuses of dynamic entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur takes multiple full and body shots with three or four personal items that are close to them. These items are specific to the individual and are somehow significant to each person. The list of entrepreneurs include Executive Producer of Miss World Canada Andy Chu, Real Estate Investor and Restaurant Owner Desmond Chen, Fashion Designer Jason Matlo and more. Georgia’s collection will no be ready release for a couple weeks but when it’s done I’ll post it, until then enjoy these iPhone photo collage up top.