WHAT I DO
June 30, 2016
You may be aware of the existence of a Japanese mascot called Funassyi. This genderless, hyperactive pear unofficially represents the city of Funabashi in...
June 27, 2016
Aji WOW is my series of unusual Japanese food/drink reviews. 'Aji' (味) means 'flavour', and the name's also a pun on 'ajiwau' (味わう) - 'to enjoy the taste o...
June 20, 2016
June 16, 2016
Following my update at reaching level 5 on WaniKani, here's a brief check-in at level 11. Would've been level 10 but I completely forgot about it.
Why am I...
June 13, 2016
June 8, 2016
I've met a mix of Japanese and non-Japanese people in Osaka, and the initial conversations always go a little differently. Going through the name, age and...
June 6, 2016
June 1, 2016
For many reasons, I don't feel I've adapted to speaking Japanese again as easily as I did on previous trips. A lot of my work's still in English, and Osaka...