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 [...]
Tokyo summers are hot. I learned that 3 seconds after stepping off the plane at Narita airport one year ago in the middle of July. I’m re-living that experience again now. A few months ago I was priding myself on my ability to cocoon myself in my heated room and snuggle into a nest of [...]
Apologies for the lack of updates recently – haven’t been experiencing much that is both a) bloggable and b) I think to take photos of at the time. But here’s something from Golden Week, my week of vacation where I got paid to go and play in the sun. Nearby Koenji held an event called [...]
Hey everyone, sorry for the less-than-exciting posts I wrote while I was traveling. It made it easier to let all family/friends know I was in transit/had arrived. Right now I’m in Chiba prefecture, which is east of Tokyo. I’m in Yotuskaido, about a 20 minute drive from Narita airport. Myself and three other new teachers [...]
Hey, hi, what’s up. I made it! My bag did not. I must wait another day for it. Le sigh. So yeah, Japan. WEE!