I'm a little late with this one. I travelled from my island to attend the Black Lives Matter Hiroshima Peaceful March on July 5th. As a black man living in this world where time and time again it's clear to me from my lived experiences that my value as a human being is diminished because of … Continue reading Black Lives Matter Hiroshima Peaceful March
Climbing to the top of Mount Fuji is easily one of the highlights of my time living in Japan. I get a lot of questions about the climb and wanted to do this post to point people to whenever I am asked for tips. Consider climbing Mount Fuji even if you are not the hiking-type, … Continue reading Climbing Mount Fuji? Here are 7 tips!
My Japanese rap album flopped unfortunately but my list of blunders as I learn Japanese gets longer and longer each day. My main issue being mispronunciations or mixing up two words who sound similar. Somehow I mispronounced Doraemon and now he is enslaved - which is hilarious because I dressed up as a relative of … Continue reading Japan Scene 10: Doraemon the slave
I was REALLY excited when Ghost of Tsushima was first announced in 2017. However, as time passed and information dried up I kinda filed it away in the back of my mind hoping to revisit it in the future. Well, that future is now the present with the awesome Ghost of Tsushima - State of … Continue reading Ghost of Tsushima – State of Play presentation
My dive into the world of Sumikko Gurashi continues with a book I picked up recently - すみっコぐらしの英会話 or Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation. Its an English phrasebook featuring the super cute Sumikko Gurashi characters. As an English educator here in Japan I don't think its the most useful book for someone looking to practice English … Continue reading Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book
Japanese is hard (for me). I plateaued not long after arriving but over the past year, I have been kicking the ceiling and starting to finally breakthrough (Unko Kanji Drill is the best thing since sliced bread). This post is being written in the middle of the Coronavirus chaos gripping Japan (and the world). It's … Continue reading Japan Scene 9: Graduating Kindergartners
Its the middle of February; Valentines Day is gone (not that it mattered) and its less than a month until my birthday. I'm going through the motions of my classes (the highlight of my days) after waking up on a cold morning and needing to defrost my car with a large bottle of hot water … Continue reading Wretched Winter Weather
Japanese people are usually not fond of spicy food. Japanese food is generally not the type that will make your taste buds jump up and down in excitement. I wouldn't say its bland but its definitely different from the Caribbean, especifically Jamaica where the food is as exciting as the people and our culture. Jerk … Continue reading Jerk Chicken for School lunch in Japan
I didn't know that I'd one day be an international rap superstar releasing a Japanese rap album. My fandom started off small but quickly grew as my creativity and freestyle delivery won over the hearts of many as I rose to be a household name. However, how did it all start? Japanese Rap Career starts … Continue reading Japan Scene 8: My Japanese rap album?
Living in Japan has it's "charms" but sometimes an interaction or experience that might seem funny or cute to one person might be the opposite for another. Sometimes that same interaction with the said person at a different time on a different day can be perceived very differently. Life in Japan as a foreigner especially … Continue reading Adoring fans watch me use chopsticks