I realize now that reality is not something that you convey to people but something you make.
— HARUKI MURAKAMI

About Us.

We're Jennie and Ivan.

Back in 2009, we were two broke exchange students living in Kyoto, Japan. The global economy was crumbling all around us - but it was cherry blossom season - and we were in love.

Six years of long distance and 17 months of immigration later, we're finally married and living together in Los Angeles, California. 

This blog is a record of our life together. 

OUR 2017 PLAN.

Read our latest post focused on our 2017 goals around finances, travel, and our relationship.

OUR MASTER PLAN.

By September 2018, we're going to:

  • Save $40,000 for our round the world trip

  • Earn at least $2,500 a month through freelance and remote work to support our travels - indefinitely.

  • Quit our jobs and go whereever the wind takes us.