I’m a 25-year-old Singaporean who always dreamed of marrying a Japanese girl.
I’d been interested in Japanese culture since I was a kid, so when I got the opportunity to go to Tokyo, I knew I had to take it.
I arrived in Tokyo with a suitcase full of dreams and a pocket full of cash. I had the plan to stay for 51 days, just enough time to find the woman of my dreams and make her my own.
I was instantly in love with the city.
The people, the sights, the sounds, and the food were all amazing. I quickly adapted to the language, customs, and culture and it felt like I had been there for years.
Every day I explored the city and tried something new. I went to the Tokyo National Museum, the Imperial Palace, and the Shibuya district. Everywhere I went I was looking for my future wife.
But after a few weeks, I started to run out of money. I had to take up part time jobs online to keep me going, so I found a video editor project from a freelance sit. It wasn’t glamorous, but it paid the bills. I worked hard and saved my money, but I was still running through it faster than I expected.
After a month, I had just enough money to last me until the end of my trip. I decided to spend my last few days finding the girl of my dreams. I went to all the places I had been before and asked around if anyone knew of a Japanese girl who might be interested in marriage.
I spent the last few days of my trip searching for her, but with no luck. I was about to give up when I saw her. She was standing in a crowd, her long black hair and almond eyes standing out from the sea of people. I knew she was the one.
I approach her in a bar we talked for hours and I found out her name was Yuka. She was interested in me and I was interested in her. But there were culture differences despite being me being able to speak Japanese.
So nothing happened.
I had gone to Tokyo with a dream, and I came back with an empty wallet.
To this day, I am still amazed by how it all came together. I still have no idea how I managed to stay in Tokyo for 51 days with no money left, but I’m glad I did.
I will return to Tokyo soon after I find a job and make some money. Hopefully Yuka is still single