Picnic by the Pouii with the Jamaica JET Alumni Association

The Jamaica JET Alumni Association (JJETAA) invited me this year to their second staging of what we hope to be the annual staging of "Picnic by the Pouii" at the Hope Botanical Gardens inn Kingston Jamaica. A number of years ago the JJETAA donated two Pouii trees to the gardens and it was suggested that there be … Continue reading Picnic by the Pouii with the Jamaica JET Alumni Association

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 after whom the institute is named. The free event will … Continue reading Confucius Institute Day 2014 @ UWI Mona

JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

In recent years, interest in Japanese pop culture, particularly anime and manga has dramatically grown all over the world. Jamaica is no exception, with a strong following among young Jamaicans, and this is a significant part of the active cultural exchanges between Japan and Jamaica. The National Gallery of Jamaica is therefore pleased to present … Continue reading JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

Pictures from Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014

The 2014 staging of the Japanese Calendar Exhibition was well attended even though the venue was changed from the Sovereign Center to the Four Seasons Hotel. I attended and watched or participated in many Japan-themed activities such as calligraphy, origami, ikebana, quizzes, martial arts, synchronized swimming, cosplay and more. I also managed to connect with … Continue reading Pictures from Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014

2012 FIFA Club World Cup – Cheering for Chelsea in Japan

The 2012 FIFA Club World Cup will be held in Japan and starts on December 6 with the finals set to take place on 16 December 2012. Other than this being a football tournament being held in Japan I am extra excited because my favourite football team - Chelsea Football Club will also be participating. Chelsea … Continue reading 2012 FIFA Club World Cup – Cheering for Chelsea in Japan