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Gallery: Osaka & Hiroshima

JAPAN | Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

5 day break from Tokyo
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Dining with the stars

JAPAN | Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [1125]

I am quite lucky to know a guy called Mike. Having lived in Japan for 15 years, he is my first port of call for any problem I might have. For example, only yesterday he gave me the proper document I need for transferring all my visas into my new ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Competition time - Jiu Jitsu

JAPAN | Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [3891] | Comments [2]

Link to a movie of my fight... So a month ago I decided to enter myself into the All Japan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament , which was held in the Saitama Ageho Budokan (which means fighting hall - see pic) My division was white belt, and my weight ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Kyoto Pt. II

JAPAN | Saturday, 28 Apr 2007 | Views [1288] | Comments [2]

So here it is, the next part of my Kyoto diary. However, I am not too sure what else to say because it was a month or so ago- but here goes! We got to our first main attraction at 7am or so, a temple called Ki-o-Mizu dera. This temple was first ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Kyoto - 1month on

JAPAN | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [1128]

Finally I get a chance to update my blog! I can’t believe it has been 3 weeks or so since I went to Kyoto. I have been meaning to update here for some time, but since getting my new job, my life has changed a little. ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: Kyoto

JAPAN | Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

48 Hours in the old Capital
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JAPAN | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | Views [1437] | Comments [3]

The building where I work.... So over the past month or so I have had a series of interviews down at head office to become an "ISL" manager, or Instructor Support Leader at the company where I work. Now, I didn't want to say too much ... Read more >

Tags: Work

The Translator

JAPAN | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | Views [1634]

So it seems as if I am branching out with regard to employment, because recently I scored my first translating job! I am sure the money will be Y0.00, but if I do a good job, I might get a few free dinners.... There is a noodle bar in my neighbourhood ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

"Umm, Horse, please"

JAPAN | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [1274]

So there are only so many ways to do sushi down at the local sushi bar, or so I thought. Granted, at special occasions, such as Christmas, the chefs will style some sushi plates as for example, Santa, using tuna cut in a triangle shape for his hat, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Mission accomplished- the JLPT

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | Views [3377] | Comments [2]

So, congratulations to me, I passed level 3 of the Japanese language test! I got the email through from my friend the other day who is dealing with my mail until I get back. I have to say that this pass has made it a little easier for me to plan my ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [1211]

Welcome to the UK update….well, this is my fifth day back home and I am back in the swing of things now after meeting my friends and family, having a few parties, going all over the north-west (the area where I live) visiting cities, taking pictures, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: **CHINA, best of: Winter tour 2004

JAPAN | Thursday, 1 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

All things Chinese Winter
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Gallery: ** CHINA best of; Summer tour 2004

JAPAN | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

All things red dragon
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Gallery: **TIBET - best of

JAPAN | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Travelling Tibet, Summer 2004
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Gallery: England and Wales

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

10 days on the Island
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Back in the UK

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Views [1374] | Comments [1]

A different entry and 20 hours of plane flights later, you find me here, at home where it all started in Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom. Firstly, thanks to all my Japanese friends who game me presents to give to my family- I am sure that you will ... Read more >

Tags: Family


JAPAN | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [2670] | Comments [6]

Today was the last day of my 9 month contract teaching at Kokubunji High School. I had a great time teaching here, and if it wasn't for the length of time travelling and some other minor things, I probably would have taken them up on the offer of an ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

31st: Otoko Matsuri- PRIDE GP

JAPAN | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [3940]

(New pictures in Christmas folder) Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope that your 2007 is going well and that already it is better than your 2006- I recently (7th) had my 1 year anniversary here in Japan- I can't believe that a ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Birthday, Christmas, End of year party, New Year Party....

JAPAN | Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Views [1146]

December certainly is the month of parties in Japan. Notwithstanding that I had my birthday party, coupled with Anders' leaving party, the locals also celebrate Christmas day, End of Year, (called Bonenkai) Beginning of year (shin-nenkai) and the usual ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Gallery: JAPAN 2007

JAPAN | Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

All things Tokyo and around, in 2007
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