Dropped Tails - ALi in Japan

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Hello everyone! I’m ALi. I've been working on my Youtube vlog about my life in Japan and some blogs for a little while now. I hope you're enjoying them.

I worked as a 3D animator in Houston for five years before deciding to move to Japan to teach English. An odd choice, yes, but I thought I’d regret it forever if I didn’t give Japan a shot. I’ve now lived in Japan since March, 2016.

My interest in Japan started with a very common gateway drug: anime. Or at least that’s what I want to say. I got into anime when I was in middle school, however when I found my old reports on foreign countries I wrote for Social Studies in elementary school, all but one of them were about Japan. Creepy.

I later started learning Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido in Houston in 2003. My love for iaido was probably the thing that really pushed me into hopping over to Japan.

Now I'm living in Japan and making a reasonable salary as an ALT and I love creating content based on my experiences in Japan on the side to share with everyone, but I'm currently doing it on my own dime. I'd like to do things like buy a better camera, build a better PC, and visit more places to share with everyone. If you donate even a little, it would be a huge help.
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