Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Job situation in Hawaii

Hey guys!
How are you?

Just a few days ago, my hubby and I were talking about the job situation in Hawaii.
People often say that it is hard to find a good job in Hawaii, and it takes long time to find one.

There are acutally a lot of job postings online like craigslist or vivinavi (It is a Japanese community site. btw I am Japanese from Japan).
But usually the jobs that you can find here in Hawaii are low paying jobs. For instance, $13 an hour.

The cost of living here is higher than most of the cities in the US. How do you pay for it if you only make 13 dollars an hour?

That is a good question.

Some people in fact work two to three jobs just to get by.
And because they work all the time, they do not have time to enjoy being in Hawaii.
They try first but realize how expensive it is to live here, get tired of working all the time, and eventually leave the state in one or two years.
I heard and read that it happens a lot.

I hope that is not going to be the case for us.

Luckily we work for some companies on the mainland remotely so that we do not have to do job hunting here.

I said to my husband, "It would have been hard if we did not work from home and had to find jobs here."

He said, "We wouldn't be here if that was the case."

That's right.

We wouldn't have decided to come here then.

But we will never know what will happen to the companies that we work for. We can be in the situation where we have no income coming in all the sudden.

Before moving to Hawaii, we have decided to give ourselves one year to try out. Is it actually affordable? Is the life style really for us? We will determine all that while trying out.

I am really hoping that we can stay here and love living here;)

Thank you for visiting my blog;)
Have a wonderful day!

I am writing a blog in Japanese too.
My Japanese blog

Monday, August 22, 2016

Why we moved to Hawaii

Hey guys!
How is your day so far?

There is a question that people constantly ask us in Hawaii when they find out that we recently moved here.

"Are you in military?"

The answer is:
No, we are not;)

We come across people in marine uniform here in Hawaii very often, so I am pretty sure some people move here  just for the military and spend two years or so here.

But the reason why we moved to Hawaii is not for jobs.

We JUST wanted to live in Hawaii;)

This was actually our first time moving to somewhere "just because" we wanted to live there.
And we are happy that we did it.

We visited Oahu three years ago for the first time and had our small but beautiful beach front wedding in Waikiki.

And instantly fell in love with Hawaii and nature and beach,,, everything we saw and experienced.

We had no idea why people raved about Hawaii all the time, but it all makes sense now.

It was great and made us want to live here so bad.

It took about three years for us to finally move here. We planned our way out, saved up money, and changed the way we work. We were waiting for the right timing. And all the moving happened two months ago. I can't believe we did all the work in a short period of time! Now we live in our dream;)

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Have a nice Monday!!

I am writing a blog in Japanese too.
My Japanese blog

Sunday, August 21, 2016



I just started my blog today.
It is nice to meet you guys;)

I am planning to write about healthy food and our days in Hawaii.
My husband and I moved to Hawaii two months ago.
It was our dream to live in Hawaii and we finally made it:)

Lots of articles about moving to Hawaii are coming soon.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

I am also writing a blog in Japanese: