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- Finding home around the world with Kazuki Oiwake
Finding home around the world with Kazuki Oiwake
Exploring home with in a multi-cultural life
An interview with Kazuki Oiwake about his home as a marketing specialist in Guatemala.
Watch or listen to the full Homelife for Extraordinary Impact interview on all major podcast platforms and YouTube. You can also read his written responses below.
What are some of the places that have most felt like home for you?
For me beach, but at the same time, home is where my people are.
When I was 13 years old, I moved to New Zealand from Japan by myself. It was a significant change, asI had to adjust to a new culture, language, and way of life. At first, I found it difficult to communicate with my peers and struggled to adapt to the education system, but I quickly realized that the experience was an opportunity for personal growth and development.
Living in New Zealand taught me the importance of independence and self-reliance. I had to learn how to take care of myself, manage my time effectively, and communicate effectively in a new language. I also gained a deeper appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism, as New Zealand is home to people from all over the world.
Paint a picture of a home walkthrough for us. You arrive home and what…
I relax with my wife, prepare lunch for my wife, sit on the couch to sip a tea, and watch educational videos on YouTube for business.
What do you see as the link between your professional expertise and home?
I work from home as a business owner so home is a place where creativity happens for me.
When home is going really great, what does it look like and feel like? How do you feel?
I feel peace and stress free.
What are important daily, weekly, or otherwise regular rhythms important for you to keep a great homelife?
Waking up early in the morning to make my wife's lunch and work
What's one thing you do or unique hack that helps you in homelife?
Lighting a candle, inviting my wife's family for a lunch on Saturdays, and making pancakes on Sundays.
Don’t forget to check out the recorded interview! Thanks again to Kazuki for the interview!
Until next time,
– Matt Barrios