31/08/2019 - 31/12/2020
Hi! I'm Grace, a 26 year old Filipino-Australian from Sydney, Australia. I'm taking a break from work to study journalism in Spain during July 2019, and travel/work in Japan from August 2019 - December 2020 to meet new people and improve my Japanese skills!
I love learning new things and am always open to new experiences; I'm keen to help wherever I can!
I'm really fond of baking, helping in the kitchen, writing, photography and nature. I'm also a huge fan of karaoke and singing everywhere, and I'm happiest when eating nice food :)!
Communications: I have 3 years experience in communications, working for a travel company and a local government agency so I am comfortable with copywriting, social media management, organisational and administration tasks, planning and event management. If you need someone to help with admin, comms, marketing, computers etc. I'm ready to lend a hand!
Reception/cultural exchange: I was a receptionist for a Japanese guesthouse in Nagasaki and Kobe (2020). I also volunteered with welcoming international students to my university and ran cultural exchange/volunteer programs for 3 years.
Language exchange: Worked at English cafes in Busan, South Korea and Okayama, Japan with various age groups, ranging from children to the elderly.
Basic Korean and Spanish (starting to learn these now!)
General Help/Housekeeping: I worked at a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) for 3 months in the Goto Islands doing all sorts of housekeeping and cleaning duties - in Nagasaki and Kobe as well - so I am comfortable with this type of role.
Hobbies: Baking, photography, visiting art/history museums, enjoying nature, cafe hopping, pilates, going to the beach, taking walks in the park, singing, boardgames, live music. I also try to kayak and ride bikes wherever I travel!
Special dietary requirements