Category: Events

Japanese Calendar Exhibit set for March 5th

The last Japanese Calendar Exhibition I attended here in Jamaica was in January 2014 when there were celebrations to mark the 50th year of bilateral relations between Jamaica and Japan. Now in 2016, the exhibition will be held later than usual but is still expected...

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Top 7 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys

Star Wars is an iconic franchise loved by millions of all ages and nationalities. With Star Wars now being a Disney property and also a plethora of books, movies, toys, memorabilia etc being released for the Star Wars its an exciting time to be a...

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2015 send-off reception for successful JETs

Another year another send-off reception for Jamaicans who have successfully navigated the multi-step process to be selected as an assistant language teacher (ALT) for the JET programme. This year was the biggest group yet – a huge group of 40 persons almost doubt the largest...

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Japanese Sake presentation and tasting event

On Thursday November 6th 2014 I was invited to a special Japanese Sake presentation and tasting event put on my the Japanese Embassy and hosted by the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The event was part of ongoing celebrations that mark the 50th year of diplomatic relations between...

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Confucius Institute Day 2014 @ UWI Mona

On September 27th 2014 the area surrounding the Philip Sherlock Centre at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus will take on a distinctly Chinese appearance from 10am – 5pm to celebrate Confucius Institute Day 2014. The celebration marks the birth of Confucius, the wise Chinese philosopher...

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Japan crashes out of 2014 World Cup

I channeled my love of all things Japan and directed it towards Brazil but alas it was not enough for Japan to make it through to the round of sixteen of the 2014 World Cup. After being placed  in a wide open Group C with...

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My Favourite Teams at the 2014 World Cup

Four tears ago at the beginning of the of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa I made a very popular blog post titled “Predicting the winner of the 2010 World Cup“. In it I shared my thoughts on the tournament and highlighted five teams...

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