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House Hunting in Japan

Music This week’s TL;DR is on how to get a house in Japan! Cause we have a house in Japan! We have a house! This is our house! When I say house, I don’t mean like a home, like an apartment. Like, we got a HOUSE!.

We are in a house right now, this is our house, with our name on it It is not our house, we’re renting it. but. Well, I peed on the corners, all of them, so this is MINE. I took my chin and I rubbed it on items like I went up to them and rubbed it. Like using my glands S This is OUR house. M This is our house that we’ve ever lived in together.

We have been married for almost 10 years now, and we’ve never been in a house together. This is our first house M I feel like how ou S OUR HOUSE~ SM OUR HOUSE~ And I already covered the Britta water filter with stickers Yes, you did. Okay, so we wanna tell you a bit about our experiences of real estate hunting in Japan.

How they differ from our experiences in Korea and in Canada as well. So first off, Korea and Japan are similar in a sense that you HAVE to go through a real estate agent to rent. When we rented in Canada, I remember that we like, hunted around for houses, went inside and then you like, called up the guy who owned that one building, like that one in and you’re like quot;Can I rent?quot; And they’re like Music: Baguette Music SM Okay, fine.Alright.

But in Korea, you must go through a real estate agent, the same as Japan, which means you will be paying them a fee, but they will be taking you around. M We’re on our way to look for apartments and houses in Tokyo, S Okay, and I’m very excited and ughh. yeah That’s mah story. S It’s a great intro, (M Wasn’t it?) you’re good at this. The bigger difference that we noticed between Korea and Japan though, is that.

When we were in Korea, our real estate agent was only representative of a small specific area. So we had to pick an area that we wanted to live in, And then we went into a real estate agent, for that area and they showed us properties around there. Here in Japan though, our real estate agent covered pretty much ALL of Tokyo. And we just had to tell them the specific things that we were looking for, and they found different houses and apartments that met our criteria. So we did a lot of driving around, because we didn’t really know the areas at all.

So she just kinda picked us up, and then, went to place to place to place, and we’re kinda like, quot;I don’t like thisquot;, quot;I like thisquot;, quot;I don’t want thatquot;, and then the next day, she would narrow it down, and do like more housing, until we kinda figured out the area that we wanted to live in. S Okay~. S Thank you~ This is the house.

World Service Were Turning These Containers into YMCAs

This is an example of what can happen when people cooperate together. You have 12 Americans down here building the fourth container YMCA that we’ve helped build here in Haiti. These containers are all here because we because of the clothing and other stuff that was donated after the earthquake. Twelve containers came down. Now we’re turning them into YMCAs. Isn’t it fantastic? On January 12, 2010, when the earthquake hit Haiti, it was devastating to many people, and there was lots of loss of life. We quickly responded as a Movement. The YMCAs of the world stepped in and started helping Haiti right away. Could we be part of the second wave of support? And we started a clothing drive. My original.

Goal was to get about a container of emergency supplies down to Haiti, and when the dust cleared and all of the materials had been collected, we ended up with an entire warehouse of clothes. Literally 20,000 square foot warehouse. So we had 12 8x8x40 containers that went to Haiti. We decided that we wanted to figure out what we could do with those containers, and we started building YMCAs. I’m happy to say that the new YMCA in downtown Port au Prince was the first building we built after the earthquake. And the container YMCA that we build together with the YMCA of Haiti was the second building that was build in Laboule.

Every time we are building one they come with a group of volunteers from Ridgewood. We’ve been opening one a year ever since the earthquake. They’re very much loved and used by the community. We’ve provided a program after schools, camp activities, sport activities and leadership activities. And of course, exchange programs. The partnership has helped the YMCA of Haiti be one of the fastest growing YMCAs anywhere in a country that really needs a YMCA. It’s going great building our fourth container YMCA in three years. We have 10 YMCAs developed around the country. Serve kids, youth, and young adults. 10,000.

Kids by 2016. Our future is great.

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