Still here!

I am still here- had a great few days off in Tokyo. The Sunday roast was great, the rugby game… not so great, but no denying that Ireland schooled England! We also enjoyed a very random trip to a cat cafe! Back to updating, designing, and things like paying bills. Advertisements

approaching 100 days.

I was planning to wait to write this until the 7th of April (which would be 100 days in Japan). However, the last 2 and-a-half months (and the last 4 days in particular) have compelled me to start writing about my experiences, thoughts and views over said time. It might take a while, but I will keep […]

Back to work…

So after a weekend of going stir crazy, I was back to work today. It seems that the Japanese are a pretty tough bunch. The events of the weekend will linger in the minds of the Japanese for a long time, but the feeling here seems to be not to dwell too much on things. […]

The morning after the day before…

After a slightly intoxicated and interrupted nights sleep, I woke up confused and having to figure out what was real about the last 18 hours and what wasn’t. my mind played cruel tricks with me all night, but I will try to enjoy my weekend as I planned. My sincere thoughts go out to the […]

Earthquake…

At around quarter to 3 this afternoon, an area off the north-east coast of Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, and the resulting tsunami has caused devastation to the coastal city of Sendai, with aftershocks continually being felt over most of Japan. Tokyo’s phone and rail services are out of action, so I am […]

I am…

strangely enjoying building my ‘learn Japanese now, Jon’ spreadsheet…! I have a LOT still to do though. Maybe making Hiragana and Katakana playing cards can wait for a bit. Another beautiful day, Fuji-san was looking majestic this morning, I am looking forward to an outdoor foot spa and going for a wander around Izu at the weekend.