WHAT I DO
August 24, 2017
I failed! Let's get that out of the way.
I failed N2 on my first try - but not by much.
Each section can be passed with a minimum score of 19 points. So I 'p...
August 5, 2017
Yeah, it's half a year since I started working at my current place in Osaka. Hasn't it gone fast? So I figured I'd recap some of the new experiences and th...
June 10, 2017
It's hot outside! I'll say this every single summer in Japan, but it's June and it's hot.
I'm still in partial 'tourist mode'. So many things I haven't seen...
May 27, 2017
Visit a public bath.
Okay, you'll feel more like you fit in. Tiny difference. But trust me, a good, healthy mental state is extremely important for survivin...
May 14, 2017
May 14th, 2017. I've been in Japan for exactly a year today.
Throwback to waiting to board a plane at Heathrow at stupid'o'clock:
At times, it feels like I s...
November 9, 2016
Reaching level 20 puts me 1/3 of the way through WaniKani's lesson plan.
Is the motivation still there?
Yes. If anything, I feel more like I should be checki...
September 23, 2016
Time and time again, I find that some of the best sights and experiences are the ones I stumble upon. You can't plan for absolutely everything.
On a wander...
September 16, 2016
The other day, on my way out of a temple, I was stopped by a man in Lycra.
For a second, I thought I was about to be coerced into a new life of cycling and...
August 10, 2016
(Updated August 15th to add some more of my current feelings.)
Over this coming weekend, I'll reach the halfway point of my time in Osaka. It's also 1/4 of...
July 7, 2016
I've been having trouble making myself understood recently.
No, the Japanese language study is going well. Thanks for asking. I assume you asked.
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