Book: The Jamaipanese Story now available

After many years in the making, my book – The Jamaipanese Story is now published. The book is a condensation of my experiences blogging from starting out to visiting Japan to how my life has been impacted. I am extremely happy to finally have got...

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jaPODCAST – 6: Interview: Ayana on life in Japan as an Expat

The special guest on episode 6 of the jaPODCAST is Ayana Wyse. An  American living and working in Japan. In this episode, I’ll be chatting with Ayana about her experiences in Japan as young professional and expat from the United  States. Intro How long have you...

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Best of Jamaipanese.com from 2016

Time continues to move quickly! 2016 has come and gone and I would say it was a good year for me. I managed to achieve a lot in my personal life that has set up 2017 nicely for me. My Best of Jamaipanese.co for 2015...

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The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japanese Martial Arts

Another high-quality exhibition related to Japan’s history and culture is headed to Jamaica in the form of ‘The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japanese Martial Arts’. The last Japan-themed exhibition to grace our shores was JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters which was focused on the anime, manga,...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an awesome film

I’ll admit, I wasn’t so sure about the Star Wars franchise being swallowed up by Disney. I didn’t want it watered down for profit with a new movie every year plus more books and toys. The burial of the expanded universe was in hindsight a...

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New York City Vacation 2016

For most of November and the beginning of December, I enjoyed a wonderful 3-week vacation in New York City. A vacation was needed as it had been many years since I enjoyed one (Last one being when I went to Japan). I had just completed...

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Undergrad Studies Complete!

I have finished undergrad at University! So on one hand I am very proud and very happy that I have set another goal and seen it through despite the challenges. Anyone who has worked full-time while doing college level courses after work and on weekends...

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Excited to play Civilization VI

I love turn-based strategy games and back in the day I played my fair share of them. One of the most critically acclaimed games in the genre is the Civilization series where the player takes charge of a “Civ” and takes them through the entire...

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International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 Jamaica

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day takes place on the third Saturday in September every year.It is the largest one-day volunteer event in the world. This year it was on Saturday, September 17th and I joined forces with the Jamaica JET Alumni Association to do our...

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