Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book

Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book すみっコぐらしの英会話

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

jaPODCAST – 9: Interview: Tips and Advice from Dave – a longtime Jamaican Expat in Japan

In the last episode, I did an interview with Ariel Mathews who is from the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Ariel talked about her experiences as someone arriving fresh in Japan on the JET program. My guest today is Dave Collymore who is somewhat of a celebrity in the Jamaican community here in Japan. … Continue reading jaPODCAST – 9: Interview: Tips and Advice from Dave – a longtime Jamaican Expat in Japan

Internal ramblings related to Coronavirus/COVID-19

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This Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has become quite the global disaster affecting every corner of the globe. Diseases affecting and threatening to the globe have become frighteningly frequent - SARS, H1N1, Ebola and Zika are just a few that comes to mind. Global pandemics are not new but the march of globalism and a connected world is … Continue reading Internal ramblings related to Coronavirus/COVID-19