My First Two Weeks In Japan – Vlog 228

To celebrate the 100th episode of the Just Japan Podcast, I’m talking about my first two weeks in Japan!!

Tech Notes

Camera Used
Sony Alpha α5100

Mic Used

Programs Used
Audacity 2.1.1
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015

Music Credits
BGM: Crystal Clouds [NCS Release]
BGM Artist: Phantom Sage
Phantom Sage
BGM: Life Is Over [NCS Release]
BGM Artist: Anikdote
BGM: Eternal Minds [NCS Release]
BGM Artist: Waysons
BGM: Break Away [NCS Release]
BGM Artist: Foria

Vlog 30 – Navy Weight Loss Update

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

Hey gang, it be TheAndySan here with a brand spanking new vlog!

I wanted to give you guys an update on how I’m progressing as far as my weight loss goes. It’s been 23 days since I started seriously working out and dieting, and I’ve lost a total of 12.4 lbs (that’s about 5.6 kg for my international audience) and I have a 36 in waist (that’s about 91 cm)!! My overall goal is to lose at least 15 lbs overall in the next 10 days. I can now fit into my old size 34 jeans from high school!! At this rate, I should be definitely qualified for the Navy when I go to MEPS next Thursday!

I wanna apologize for not blogging/vlogging for awhile, but I’ve been pretty busy working out and shoveling all this snow that’s hit the region and everything.

As I had said in my previous video, I hope to get stationed in Japan for my first overseas assignment. I’m also considering South Korea as an alternative if for some reason I can’t get on any base in Japan. If I do get stationed in Japan, I’d really like to be at the Yokosuka base. The late great J-vlogger Rodger Swan made an excellent video of his visit to Yokosuka back in 2008 when he was still Tokyo Swan. Check it out:

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The really cool thing about my time in Japan is that I’ll be one of the few J-vloggers that live in Japan that isn’t in college, teaching English, has a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or married to a Japanese citizen! I can’t wait to be able to give you guys my rather unique view of Japan!!

So here’s the basic rundown of my life plans so far:

1. Continue to work out and lose weight.

2. Get qualified for the Navy.

3. Once I’m qualified, find out when I go to basic training aka boot camp.

4. Work out to get my body in shape for the rigors of basic training, and possibly get a job during this time if I can.

5. Go through basic training for 8 weeks (9 if you count the processing week).

6. Go through A-school, which takes between 3-4 months.

7. Hopefully get shipped out to Japan, preferably on the Yokosuka base,  and try to serve as much of my 4 years of active duty there.

8. Go back to college after my 4 years of active duty are over and get my 4-year bachelor’s degree.

9. Go back to Japan as either a exchange student while I’m in college or get a job when I finish college (ideally, I wanna work for Danny Choo aka Tokyo Stormtrooper).

Well, it’s been fun, but I gotta go and work out since I missed my regular time because I was putting this vlog together. See ya next time!


2/17/2010 – 207.6 lbs (-12.4 lbs Overall)