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Kyoto Pt. II

JAPAN | Saturday, 28 Apr 2007 | Views [1181] | 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 >

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The Translator

JAPAN | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | Views [1532]

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 >

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"Umm, Horse, please"

JAPAN | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [1191]

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 >

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Liverpool

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [1109]

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 >

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Kokubunji

JAPAN | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [2432] | 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 >

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The Streetcar

JAPAN | Monday, 13 Nov 2006 | Views [947] | Comments [5]

New picture folder, "Autumn". My student once told me that the Tokyo streetcar is, "a modern miracle". I told him not to get so carried away, what with rail travel being a staple form of transportation worldwide for the last century ... Read more >

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Typhoon season

JAPAN | 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 >

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Graduated

JAPAN | 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 >

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

JAPAN | 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 >

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Preparing for the JPLT

JAPAN | 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 >

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

JAPAN | 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 >

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Nikko

JAPAN | 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 >

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Future: response - Tests, TV towers and gardens

JAPAN | 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 >

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Kamakura

JAPAN | 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 >

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Cos-Play: Harajuku girls

JAPAN | 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 >

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Siem Reap: Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 18 Dec 2005 | Views [766] | Comments [2]

  After all the seriousness of the Capital, we find outselves on our first full day in Siem Reap, which is home to the old city of Angkor, and the stunning temples. Tomorrow (if I can get a ticket) I will get the morning bus back to where it all ... Read more >

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