Best to be prepared
My brother died last month. I'm in Stockholm now taking care of things. We had the funeral on Tuesday. Most of the family made it over, and many of his friends.
I'm not really going to go into the details, but there are a couple of things that I think are worth mentioning:
1. It's been a rough few weeks, but they would have been much worse if we hadn't been able to fly over here, pay for hotels for people, and pay for the funeral, etc.
Make sure you have an emergency fund. It will allow you to deal with emergencies without having to worry about money too.
2. Take care of your loved ones. Make sure you keep in touch with people and go and see them when you can.
You never know if you'll get the chance to see them again.
*. A memorial website can be a beautiful thing. I made a simple one for my brother, and it's been a way to remember him and allow friends and family to share photos and memories.
Back to Japan (and our regular program) next week.