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Well hello (new) friend!

Looks like the fairy of flowers and rainbows brought you to my blog! Welcome to The Blessing Bucket! I’m Viola, your soon-to-be travel inspo BFF.


A little bit about me:

I am a Chinese Canadian girl who is in love with seeing the world. I have been to 22 countries so far and hope to visit every country in the world someday!

I am currently based in Japan, where I work as an English teacher by day, and hot spring hunter by night.

Why Japan is the Best Country To Work And Live Abraod


And when I have a couple days off, you better bet I am hopping all over Asia! Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Philippines, China, there are so many amazing countries in Asia that I love!


The Blessing Bucket in a nutshell:

I guess you could call me a “Creative”. I have always been into writing, photography and design, so it was very natural for me to start a blog.

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Here at The Blessing Bucket, I hope to help you discover the world, especially destinations in Asia. I do this by providing:

  • Practical and easy to digest travel guides 
  • Beautiful photography
  • Inspiring destination videos
  • Handy travel tips and tricks
  • Expat insider stories

This is your one stop ticket to everything travel: itineraries, foodie guides, packing recommendations..Oh man! I even send you printables such a planners and lists! Make sure to join my tribe here if you are all about that freebie life!

I am particularly obsessed with finding unique and colourful places. So if you love a pretty ‘gram, be my friend on Insta here.


Life is short and it’s up to us to live it to the fullest. And I end with a cheesy little quote of myself that was the original idea behind the name of my blog:


“With every experience, every footstep, every story, a secret blessing is collected in to our little bucket called life.”

– The Blessing Bucket


Still not sure where to start? Peek some of my favorite blog posts:


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Sapporo Winter Festival – The Most Magnificent Snow and Ice Sculptures in Japan

Everything You Need to Know About Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

 Cutest Place in Japan: Miyagi Zao Fox Village


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Other Destinations

10 Things You Absolutely Must Do in Seoul Korea

30 Incredible Places to Put on Your Bucket List

Two Weeks Taiwan Itinerary – Where to go and What to see

10 Cool Things to Do in New Zealand


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Foodie Guides

What to Eat in Sapporo, Japan 

What to Eat in Chengdu, China

7 Food You Must Eat in Okinawa, Japan

10 Delicious Food to Eat in Seoul Korea


Travel Fashion GuidesHow to get stylish travel photos with these 6 items

Female Winter Packing Lists – Stay Warm and Chic in Cold Destinations

6 Items You Need to Slay Stylish Travel Photos

The Ultimate Minimalist Packing Guide for Bali




STILL lost? Have a look at the menu bar above for travel posts organized by destinations, as well as interests!

If you have any questions, or ever want to chat, always feel free to email me at!

Happy exploring!