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...
Subependymal (grey matter) heterotopia: 2 big words I'm still trying to wrap my brain around
March 31, 2020
You call that a Chocolate Challenge?
March 1, 2020
Okay, 2019 is over, you can come out from behind the sofa now
January 2, 2020
Hitting the 'pause' button on my Japan adventure
November 15, 2019