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Typhoon season

Friday, 6 Oct 2006 | Views [2122] | Comments [2]

There are some new pictures in the graduation folder.... So, I thought we had the infamous "rainy season" a few months back- at that time, all it seemed to do was rain seemingly non stop for two weeks- and it wasn't a decent rain like we get ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Thursday, 28 Sep 2006 | Views [646] | Comments [1]

So after 36 weeks of Japanese lessons, at four hours per day, tomorrow (Friday) will be my very last day at Japanese school. Overall, it has been a positive experience. I got to learn Japanese up to the standard of what my teachers would describe as ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Your not from around here, are you....

Sunday, 10 Sep 2006 | Views [746] | Comments [4]

First of all, what an amazing day to be a blue - a 3-0 defeat of Liverpool was just the ticket! It seems that the 8-odd million spent on Andrew Johnson at the beginning of the season seems a good bit of business now- how much has his valuation risen ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Arigatoo Kami Sama!

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2006 | Views [884] | Comments [3]

Tokyo Immigration. Or, thanks a million god! So after a mere 14 day wait, I received a post card from the Tokyo-Regional Immigration bureau, asking me to come to their office to discuss the result of my new visa application. I thought this was ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

A million and one things....

Tuesday, 15 Aug 2006 | Views [618]

Firstly, Congrats to Richard and Clair who will get married, I think this weekend? Again, sorry that I can't be there, but with all thats going on with Heathrow at the moment, it can't be no bad thing! Seriously, I hope you have a fantastic day ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Moving again- It's not what you know...

Friday, 30 Jun 2006 | Views [943] | Comments [3]

Hi all, This is the front gate of Gokokuji temple, in the town of the same name where I live. I consider myself quite lucky to live here, in the heart of Tokyo- amoungst all the dreary skyscrapers and traffic jams, Gokokuji has carved itself a nice ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Anatomy of an Earthquake

Tuesday, 6 Jun 2006 | Views [23021] | Comments [2]

Japan, as a country lives with the constant problem of natural disasters, perhaps more so that other countires. Here, earthquakes, typhoons and tornadoes are a way of life, and because of this, the Tokyo government created the Disaster Centre (well, ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Preparing for the JPLT

Saturday, 27 May 2006 | Views [8325] | Comments [19]

There is a new photo file So as you all know, I am enrolled at the moment at a Japanese school. I attend school for four hours a day, and the course that I am enrolled on is designed to get me to pass the JPLT test, which is the internationally recognised ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Can a lot really happen in a month...?

Wednesday, 10 May 2006 | Views [2792] | Comments [6]

Hi all, I'm sure you are wondering what I have been up to for this past month...well, if you take away study, work and jiu jitsu, not too much else, but I am sure I will be able to write a paragraph or two to keep you interested.....read on! The big ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Sakura & the end of term

Saturday, 1 Apr 2006 | Views [609]

These past two weeks have seen the start of the Sakura season, which is perhaps one of the most important seasons in Japan. Japanese people are fiercely proud of Sakura, or the blooming of the cherry blossoms. The trees stand bare for 48 or so weeks ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Working for the man: part 2

Friday, 24 Mar 2006 | Views [603] | Comments [2]

So, after a glut of interviews, I have been offered both of othe jobs that I wanted. Starting in April, my Japanese class will move to the afternoon, giving me free time in the mornings. Because of this, I have firstly accepted a job at a high school ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Tuesday, 21 Mar 2006 | Views [670] | Comments [1]

There is a Nikko album... It's nigh on a month since my last post. This is due in part to me getting busier and busier recently- now I have some private students to teach English to, jiu jitsu continues to go well, and of course in my spare time I try ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Future: response - Tests, TV towers and gardens

Friday, 3 Mar 2006 | Views [535]

New photos of all this Jazz in Tokyo. Check out the concept cars! Last Saturday was spent wandering Tokyo with Kyoko-san. Before I get into that however, I have gotten my test score back. Broken down into two parts, I got 65% in the writing, and ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Monday, 20 Feb 2006 | Views [778] | Comments [5]

There is now a Vietnam pictures folder, as well as new pictures in the Tokyo folder. There is also a folder for Kamikura.   On Sunday I was invited by Eriko to visit Kamakura. Eriko is Japanese, and although she was born on an island near Okinawa, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Friday, 17 Feb 2006 | Views [7274] | Comments [2]

Hirakana script table. Hello all, It's been a while since my last post! This is due in no small part to an examination that I have been working towards, which will be held tomorrow. This exam is taking place at the half-way point of the beginners ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Working for the man

Sunday, 5 Feb 2006 | Views [654]

With my bank balance diminishing with seemingly with every day that passess, and also in no small part to HSBCs scandalous withdrawal rates (3.91 to withdraw 300 pounds- Nationwide here I come), it's high time I got my finger out and started looking ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

Cos-Play: Harajuku girls

Monday, 23 Jan 2006 | Views [19412] | Comments [3]

(There is a new Lao photo folder). There is a district of Tokyo called Harajuku, which is famous for many things. There is the majestic Meiji shrine, with it's splendid gardens, which looked all the better for the snow whilst I was there. There are ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Laos

Thursday, 19 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

The land of a thousand elephants
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Settling in

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Views [715]

Hi all, There are new files / pictures of "Cambodia", "Tokyo Karaoke" and "Tokyo" uploaded in the gallery. Just a quick note to let you know that I am settling in nicely. I am on my second week now and slowly but surely, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: JAPAN 2006

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

All things Tokyo and around
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