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I, Heena was born and raised in Mumbai, India but grew up in Sikkim, Manipal, Montenegro, Japan and all over the world. I enjoy exploring cultures, foods, sights, languages and meeting people. I have travelled through all union territories and most states of India. I have experienced about 20 countries including 45 of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Apart from blogging, I spend my time looking for greener alternatives in daily life, working out, collecting and writing postcards.

At the moment, I work remotely as a mechanical engineer, help SMEs in improving efficiencies, own a postcard shop and study Japanese language at the Mumbai University. I also teach Japanese and English language, do interpretations and translations and conduct postcard making and writing workshops

What’s new?

Super stoked to share that India’s first bookmark calendar, almost zero waste postcard calendar as well as 100% recycled paper picture postcards were made by me, Heena at Heenas.in. Apart from them all being printed on 100% recycled paper, they also come in either reused packaging or reusable Ecovia bags.

My stories

  • Matcha Warabi Mochi Recipe
    Matcha Warabi Mochi is a traditional Japanese sweet great for summer. This is a favourite of mine as well as of Emperor Daigo! After all it does have the currently trending purest form of green tea – Matcha in it. I discovered the Matcha Warabi Mochi along with Matcha at Sushi ro, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Kitakyushu, Japan during my life in Japan and not on my first trip to Japan. Eventually I found myself heading there every week to satisfy my sushi, Matcha and Matcha Warabi Mochi cravings. Although some of the best ones I have had…
  • Is English language easy to learn?
    Yes, English language is easy to learn as we tend to hear it more often that we think. English language may seem difficult at first mostly because of the pronunciations but it becomes easy to learn it as we listen closely to it more frequently and begin to identify patterns. Finding the purpose Have you figured out why you want to learn English? Is it because everyone around you speaks it or because you need it to advance in your career? I strongly think it is important to find a strong purpose to make sure you dont lose track while…
  • 6 ways to learn Japanese at home
    Here are different ways to learn Japanese language at home while the pandemic halted your offline class plans or may be you’re still struggling for a vaccine slot to go ahead with your overseas university admissions. These tricks to learn Japanese at home are tried and tested since 2014, having proved to work wonders for me. All about Japanese language Japanese language might look complicated at first with four different scripts and not being able to pick up even a single word or so as it originates from an island country that has been almost isolated for years. It may…

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