LWIF EP135: Japan: Where Gods Aren’t Gods and Worshipers Aren’t Religious

Have you ever wondered about all the gates (torii) you see around Japan? They are entrances to the sacred ground of Shinto shrines (jinja). While some might see Japan’s traditional practices of Shinto as a religion, and their various kami as gods, it’s not quite as simple as that. Special thanks to David Chart for explaining the ins and outs of Shinto. Find out more about Shinto on his blog at https://www.mimusubi.com/ and support his writing on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/mimusubi.

LWIF EP134: Trying to Eat ALL of Japan’s Frozen Treats

I wanted to show all the variety of Japanese ice cream and other frozen desserts that you can get at the supermarket. Unfortunately, I’m bad at math, and didn’t comprehend that eating 53 treats would take a long time to do, but it would also make a LONG video. After many failed attempts at shortening this beast of a project, it’s still just shy of 50 minutes long. For all you frozen treat lovers, I hope you enjoy the dedication. My waistline sure did!

LWIF EP126: The Manila Commute

When I talked to friends and the Life Where I’m From community about going to the capital city of the Philippines, Manila, many warned me about the traffic. One community member even offered to show me her commute, so of course, I jumped at the opportunity. Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video. Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days at www.dashlane.com/life and use the coupon code ‘life’ to get 10% off Dashlane Premium. At first I thought, oh yeah, everyone complains about their area’s drivers, and the congestion is bad, and you know, here it’s the worst. But after…