Yearly Archive: 2013

Happy New Year!

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.

— Brad Paisley


Interview: Marcus Bird’s new Book – “Naked as the Day”

This is a fast, big city story with interesting characters and vivid conversations. It is a book for people that like something different and unexpected. This is also a book for people who know about wanting to, or took a step towards self-actualization in the face of an uncertain future

— Marcus Bird on his new book, entitled “Naked As The Day”

Some of you may know Marcus Bird from his online adventures around the world, with his web series Jamaican in Japan or Jamaican in Egypt. He is no stranger to Japan, having lived there for two years, and in particular, Tokyo. The former Tokyo socialite...


Japan Snippet – Okonomiyaki


Okonomiyaki literally means “what you like” or “what you want” and is basically a dish consisting of a mash-up of various ingredients cooked together to create a delightfully delicious combination that even a picky eater like me enjoyed. After exploring Nara all day and working...


Prime Minister of Jamaica reports successful working visit to Japan

Jamaica and Japan prepare to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations next year. Prime Minister of Jamaica –  Portia Simpson Miller visited Japan from November 4th to 8th 2013 in a multi-day working visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between Japan and Jamaica.  Mrs Simpson Miller and  Prime...


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Sneak Peek Trailer

A year has flown by since I watched and shared by thoughts on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, now the second movie in the trilogy will be released in just over a month titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The latest Desolation of Smaug sneak peek...


First ever Hangout this Sunday Oct 20th

This Sunday October 20th at 4:30PM Jamaica time or 5:30pm EST I will be hosting the first ever Google Hangout! I would like to invite everyone to join for an hour of fun talking about blogging, Japan, Jamaica, anime, photography, video games and more! Join...


Awesome Dragon Ball Villains Fan Art

Dragon Ball and especially Dragon Ball Z is one of those core anime series/franchises that introduced and/or influenced our love of all things anime. I surfed into some awesome artwork by yichenglong1985 an artist based in China with a variety of works influenced by anime,...


From the Archives – October 2013

Back again with another pick of three posts from the archives. From a beautiful Jamaica-themed video project produced directed and edited by Gina DeLisser a few years ago to a song about a Japanese woman living in my closet that eats up all my food...


Shingeki no Kyojin – First Season Impressions

Season one of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) is over unfortunately. I decided to lump my thoughts on this anime so far into a post as I wait for season two to be announced and start airing. First up there are some spoilers present so...