WHAT I DO
January 2, 2020
That's it, a whole decade over, and I've been writing annual recaps for half of it.
As a year to end the 10s, 2019 put in the effort to make itself memorabl...
November 15, 2019
Time for a short break, I reckon.
I'm leaving Japan temporarily, because of changes to my mental health (and some changes to the way I think right now as a...
October 14, 2019
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...
September 9, 2019
July 6, 2019
Being unwell is no fun, no matter where you live. When you’re in another country, far from your family, friends, and a more familiar-looking healthcare sys...
May 29, 2019
Every so often, a quote or article comes along that has the foreigner population in Japan up in arms. Like this NYT piece on Pico Iyer, a man who's been he...
May 27, 2019
March 4, 2019
January 5, 2019
The song at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart the day I was born was 'It's A Sin' by The Pet Shop Boys. Maybe that's why I do this recap every year. When I...
September 13, 2018
I hope you're not claustrophobic... or the type who gets easily frustrated.
A 2018 addition to Osaka's entertainment and tourist attractions is Escape Osaka...