I’m writing this post as an attempt to both provide information to readers and to rant. I’ve recently had the experience of attempting to connect to the internet out in public here in Tokyo, and it hasn’t been the easiest thing in the world. The majority of my problem stems from the fact that the [...]
This has post has been done before, I know. Countless other vloggers and bloggers who have spent any amount of time in Japan are already familiar with this concept, and they’ve documented it well. I’m going to write about it too because I know some of my readers haven’t heard this before, and also because [...]
Japan has garnered a reputation for itself as a number of things: responsible for the rest of the world’s knowledge of sushi, exporter of animations and games for geeks everywhere, leading provider and founder of tentacle porn, and…oh yeah, they make some decent cars. Japan is also a very modest country. This modesty is apparent [...]
Tokyo is, in my opinion, a pretty noisy city. In residential areas, it’s quiet, but for the most part, hearing other humans being humans and doing humany things is unavoidable. Train stations and shopping centers sometimes get to volumes so loud you have to yell just to have a conversation. While this is to be [...]
Omiyage (pronounced oh-mee-yah-gay) can be roughly translated as souvenir. I might call it “obligatory gift to those around you because you had the excitement of going to a different place for a bit while everyone else was stuck at work/home/school and would like a piece of your journey”.
In an effort to get back on the blog wagon (and also to get back to sharing more information with interested parties on the internet), I’ve put together a series of posts dealing not with grand topics and large adventures, but with the little things I’ve been noting more and more often as of recent. [...]