I recently went to Tokyo. Travelling from my rural island via ferry and overnight bus. I really enjoyed myself in Tokyo but then it was time to return - so I started to make my way to Tokyo station to catch my night bus - while on the Yamanote Line I decide to double check … Continue reading Just when I thought I was a Japan-travel guru
It's now officially one year since I plopped off that plane in Tokyo excited about moving to Japan. I have blogged and spoken about it countless times about how moving to Japan had been a longtime goal of mine so I won't go over that. Instead, I will be quickly talking about my experiences in … Continue reading One Year Living in Japan
Kanji are characters adopted from Chinese for writing Japanese. Together with Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana make up the Japanese writing system. In the beginning its really difficult to wrap your head around such a system especially coming from the western alphabet, however in time it will start to make sense. Kanji range from simple characters … Continue reading Learn Kanji over time to level-up your Japanese
A few weeks ago I attended a yard sale-style event put on by the boarders at the High School on my island. The aim was to sell-off stuff and raise funds. There were books, clothes, crafts and chocolate. One booth even had currency from counties all over the world. I took the opportunity to pick … Continue reading Japan Scene 6: Air Traffic Controller
I haven't watched regular TV at home in months. Most of my TV time is split between video games and Netflix. I am a huge sci-fi buff and I have been inhaling everything from Star Trek Discovery to Annihilation to the Lost in Space remake. However, there is a new non-Scifi love it town - … Continue reading Aggretsuko – Aggressive Retsuko is helping me learn Japanese
I spent Golden Week 2018 doing some travelling within Japan. At long last, I have finally visited Hiroshima. I also visited the famous Miyajima Island and spent some time with Pikachu and friends at the Pokemon Center in Hiroshima as a tried to snatch a rare Japan-only item for a friend in Jamaica. Hiroshima Hiroshima … Continue reading Hiroshima x Miyajima x Pokemon Center
In a recent vlog, I spoke about having a Japanese focused video series. Over the past few weeks, I have struggled with getting it recorded as my perfectionist mentally has taken over and I have recorded and recorded it more times than I would like to admit. So what am I going to do? Continue … Continue reading Where do you start when learning Japanese?
Spring is finally here in Japan! the cherry blossoms are blooming, it's getting warmer (except today! right now its raining and 7 degrees) and terrible winter is behind me! Then why am I struggling a little recently? First Spring in Japan The 1st part of my troubles is I've been sick recently. I have been … Continue reading Struggling creatively and sick recently
As a big fan of the summer Olympics especially athletics it goes without saying that I am excited for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We are two years away but I have been following and will continue to follow as the excitement builds. Japan is character country Japan is a country obsessed with characters, mascots and all … Continue reading Tokyo 2020 mascots revealed
Japan is known worldwide for being one of the leaders in the video game industry. Companies such as Capcom and Nintendo are well-known brands. While video games like Mario and Final Fantasy are some of the biggest franchises in entertainment not just gaming. Reading manga and watching anime is a national pastime in Japan and … Continue reading Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?