Who is Tokyo Dreamlife?

Hello all! Tokyo Dreamlife is a passion project of mine. I have been living in Japan for over five years, but only moved to Tokyo a year ago. I’m obsessed with this city (and I’m a jaded New Yorker, so that’s saying a lot) so I hope to share travel tips, photography, and current events (and of course FOOD) from my point of view. Japan is more than a guide book, and shouldn’t be enjoyed merely from a surface level. Context!

Ok, but who are you?

Trans-continental woman of mystery, that’s who. Just kidding, you can call me Maru. I was born in a small town in Poland, transplanted to the States at the tender age of five, and grew up a true angry Brooklyn Girl, with a healthy dose of angst thrown in.

That’s me wearing a motorcycle jacket even though I can’t even ride a bicycle.

3 Points About Me

  • International Marriage: I’m married to an awesome Japanese guy and we are raising a lovely boy. Marriage requires a lot of maintenance as is, but once you add in cultural differences things can get messy! It’s one thing I want to share (and get feedback as well).
  • Writer: It’s a bit embarrassing calling myself a writer as I’m mainly freelance for now. I write travel pieces for online magazines but I hope to branch out and gain a greater variety of work! Working for a magazine is THE dream.
  • Nerd: Video games, check. Anime, check. Manga, books, food, and the like. Any fellow Otaku and foodies out there?

Who is Your Audience?

I don’t know yet. That’s the exciting part. I’m writing this during the time of Coronavirus when many of us are very isolated, and that’s what gave me the push to start. I hope this blog can be a place for different kinds of people from all over the world to connect.

Published by tokyodreamlife

Nerdy girl living in Tokyo. Spends too much time playing video games and spacing out in public. Often misses her train stop. I write about traveling in Japan, living in Tokyo, and life as an expat.

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