When I wake up, the day in America is ending. My Facebook news feed is flooded with emotion filled events. I’m instantly pulled into the thoughts and feelings of each person and the day they’ve already lived. My first instinct is to join in their experience and find some understanding from their point of view. … More An American Waking Up in Okinawa
Let me start by saying I’ve always been a hot mess when it comes to driving to a place for the first time. I have a horrible sense of direction. If getting lost was a job I would be the CEO of the company. When we arrived on island, Marines in my husband’s new unit … More The Fast and the Furious…Okinawa Style
My move to Okinawa? Well, I was not mentally prepared… at all. I like to consider myself a fairly organized person. That being said, there are many steps involved in this military moving process, loads of pitstops along the way, and a tons of people you’ll have to meet with. At times it can be a … More Things to Know When PCSing to Okinawa
Being biracial I’ve alway been told my hair has the best of both worlds. I have the natural curliness from my Black side and from the White, the natural look of straightened hair, as if the curl was never there. About 5 years ago I started my natural hair journey. When trying to get pregnant … More This Okinawa Life Makes a “Natural Wife”
Before moving to Okinawa from California, one of the 1st things I did was look and see if they had Varagesale. So I got on my phone and opened their App to look on their location map for availability. I was sad to see there were no Yard Sale groups using the Varagesale App. I … More Okinawa, The Island of Facebook Yard Sale Groups?
I started my journey like any other person trying to get an Space-A/ AMC flight. I had a call from a friend who was watching the flights. I had 72 hours to make a decision, get my paper work, turned it in, pack for the kids and I, and get to the terminal. This was … More Space-A: Free Yet Unpredictable
Things you should know: 1. Like all the Facebook pages. Some don’t have pages but you can call to find out flights and times. Here are some to get you started: Travis/California: https://www.facebook.com/travispassengerterminal?fref=ts Pearl Harbor-Hickam/Hawaii: https://www.facebook.com/HickamAMC?fref=ts Kadena/Okinawa: https://www.facebook.com/AMCKadena?fref=ts 2. Always Check, check, check the flights. They’re are always changing! 3. Getting there 30 mins to an hour … More Space-A/ AMC Flight Helpful Hits
MBC…I’m not really happy with our internet provider on base. They’re upping our rates in April and on top of that they’re going to cap our use on the internet. What should I do? Well if I was in the states I would call other providers and compare rates. I would also ask around and … More MBC Has A Monopoly On Me!
One of the things I did when finding out about the move, was talked to everyone I knew who had been to this island. Here are some of the responses I received: The Love it– “We loved it. It’s safe. There’s so much to do with the kids. It’s beautiful. You should try scuba diving. … More Like it, Love it, Leave it
Well we’re here…in Japan…well Okinawa…this is real. Since we found out about the move I’ve had questions coming my way. How do you feel about the move? Are you ready for this? When do you leave? Where are you going to live? Do you know what its going to be like? For all these … More Our Arrival