Oh, hi! 👋🏼 My name is Michael Donahoe. But you can call me the Nihon Nerd. Just not in public. Or in front of my mom – that’s embarrassing. ありがとうございました!
I created this blog because, yes, I’m a nerd. And I’ll soon be leaving America to move to Japan (that’s “Nihon” in Japanese, btw) and start my own business, Tokyo Kawaii Club. Thus, when deciding what to name my blog, it was pretty obvious: Michael Donahoe’s Blog of Rambling Madness About Living in Japan. Has a nice ring to it, eh?
OK, no – it sucks. So I went with something a wee bit easier to remember: Nihon Nerd. Get it? I’m the Japan Nerd. Not gonna lie – I patted myself on the back for that one. In fact, I’m doing it right now. Thanks, me! (You’re welcome, me!).
Now if this is your first time visiting my blog, first let me tell you this: Wow, you’re still here? Impressive. Since you’re still reading (seriously, thanks!), I presume you’re either curious about why I decided to give up my cushy life in America to move to a foreign country or you’re a masochist for bad writing. Either way, I’m writing a 5 part series detailing my journey that you’re welcome to read.
Just click the link below to start!
Oh, wow! You made it after the jump? Look at you! A real blog-reading master. I can tell you’re going to have no trouble clicking the rest of these links. So let’s get to them:
- Becoming the Nihon Nerd Part 1: The American Nightmare
- Becoming the Nihon Nerd Part 2: Single Rider
- Becoming the Nihon Nerd Part 3: Regrets Are Unanswered Dreams
- Becoming the Nihon Nerd Part 4: Following the Dream
- Becoming the Nihon Nerd Part 5: Living the Dream
- Becoming the Nihon Nerd Bonus Edition: Overcoming Fears