Japan Scene 1: New Teacher x Ferry Rendezvous

Oki Islands View

Rural communities the world over have a distinct charm; the people are usually friendlier, more close-knit and very curious. These attributes certainly apply to the rural island community I reside in now in Japan. My short time here has already been punctuated by astute exchanges that offer community integration opportunities as well as lessons about … Continue reading Japan Scene 1: New Teacher x Ferry Rendezvous

Usain Bolt is a Sprinting Legend – Congrats to the entire Jamaican Olympic Team

Jamaica has set the London Olympics on fire plundering 12 medals - 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. The Japan scholar in me can't resit highlighting that four (Shi) is a unlucky number in Japanese culture but to us Jamaicans 4, at least for the time being, is our favourite number. … Continue reading Usain Bolt is a Sprinting Legend – Congrats to the entire Jamaican Olympic Team