Author: Jamaipanese

Life without a Computer

Ok, I know, my phone is technically a computer, so is my PlayStation 4 but the “computer” I am been living without in a sense for the past few months is a personal computer. No more PC gaming, no more uploading videos to my youtube...

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Samus Edition 3DS and Metroid: Samus Returns

Rewarding yourself for achieving things/goals is one of my favourite ways to motivate myself. My last reward to myself was a trip to New York when I finished undergrad studies. Fast forward almost a year and throw a list of things too numerous to mention...

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Japan Scene 2: Futsal x English Master

It was supposed to be a regular Thursday night futsal session. I’ve never been much of a football/soccer player outside of my inter-school league in high school but I willingly got connected to the futsal club on my island. Futsal now served two purposes for...

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Japan Scene 1: New Teacher x Ferry Rendezvous

Oki Islands View

Rural communities the world over have a distinct charm; the people are usually friendlier, more close-knit and very curious. These attributes certainly apply to the rural island community I reside in now in Japan. My short time here has already been punctuated by astute exchanges...

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Post-launch Log

One week in and what a transition! A month ago I was sitting at my desk as a government drone toiling away at increasingly less challenging tasks, today I am waking up to the sounds of rural island life in Japan. I really bonded with...

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Pre-launch Log

I’m sitting here in the darkness tired; the last few weeks have been a blur and almost nothing has happened or felt like I imagined it would. I’ve quit my job, packed my life into 2 suitcases, wrapped up or streamlined my financial affairs, spent...

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Wonder Woman is Awesome

The movie on the lips of every professional and armchair critic right now is Wonder Woman. I saw it on opening night here in Jamaica after successfully avoiding spoilers including the later trailers. Well, how was the movie? One word…Awesome!  Without spoiling anything let’s just...

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Kingston to Ama-cho

So there I was sitting in the barber chair trimming my mini fro when the phone rings. It’s the Japanese Embassy! I’m congratulated told to get a pen as my new home will soon be in Shimane. Shimane? Hmm never heard of it but I’m...

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2017 International Essay Contest – Learning from Nature”

The Goi Peace Foundation in association with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Private High School Federation, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation and Nikkei Inc has teamed for an essay competition with...

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Attack on Titan: Season 2 – First Impressions

Almost four years after taking the anime scene by storm Attack on Titan, or Shingeki no Kyojin as it is known in Japan has returned for a second season. I’m only three episodes in at the time of writing this first impressions post and all...

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