Hi! Im AppleC from Singapore and am just arrived here for one week! I stay in Kawasaki and my apartment has a gorgeous view of Tama river and Tokyo Tower.
I am a fashion and commercial photographer - www.applechua.com
Will be based here in Tokyo to expand my network and dive into the creative and fashion industry. Besides hanging out with the beautiful models and creative people, i love the greater nature and hiking.
Meanwhile i try to learn Japanese on my own and combine both my photography + hiking passions into one - yes i have shot fashion shoot up an active volcano and desert!
Tokyo being cited as the most expensive city to live in, i beg to differ!!
Having born and stayed in the most expensive places in the world, Singapore, which a Toyota car cost min. USD$100k and government accommodation cost half a mill.
Tips for anyone is to shop at supermarket and drug stalls! Meats, sushi, bento, fresh produces will go 50% off after 7pm almost all supermarket! Stock up your breakfast and meals for the next day - 12 sushi @ ¥300, 1kg pork shabu shabu @ ¥400 etc.
Look out for local made in Japan products, thats generally 1/2 half of imported goods and it has superb controlled quality!
Did i mention BookOff, Super Bazaar - Preloved books from ¥100, and branded clothes from ¥500. ABC Cooking - learn to how to cook Japanese dishes from ¥500 per lesson, they have english class in Roppongi.
Any one up for hiking volcanos or practicing Japanese? oh that's without natto.