Some Quick Thoughts on Glossika

I’ve done plenty of language learning posts in the past. This time around I want to just give a quick shout out to a small company based out of Taiwan, called Glossika, that I’ve started using to try to get my Japanese pronunciation and speaking skills up to scratch. Continue reading Some Quick Thoughts on Glossika

The Dark Souls of Blog Posts

Throughout many years of gaming the one genre or style of game that has passed me by is the brutal style of gameplay that Demon souls, Dark Souls and Bloodborne introduced over the last couple of years.

For those of you who are either not into gaming or who are also not familiar with these types of games, the genre that they popularized is pretty much a tough as nails action / RPG hybrid with a heavy focus on health and stamina management and a combat system that rewards patience and skill. It also doesn’t hold your hand at all and right from the get go you’ll find yourself coming up against enemies that beat you to a pulp with minimal effort. Continue reading The Dark Souls of Blog Posts

Hobonichi Weeks 2017 Thoughts

I’ve already written two posts about my experiences with the Hobonichi Techo planner and while I’ve covered both the A6 Original and the A5 Cousin versions, I haven’t had a chance to talk about the smaller Weeks version.

As I’m typing this, the Spring versions of the Hobonichi series of planners has just been released. Continue reading Hobonichi Weeks 2017 Thoughts

Social Starvation

One of the habits I wanted to break in 2016 was the large amount of time that I wasted using social media sites. Day after day I would keep on checking Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram several times during the day.

Thinking back on it I have no idea why I became so reliant on social media. It’s great being able to see photos and status updates of my family and friends back in South Africa, but for every useful post I see on Facebook I’m having to sort through 100 posts or ads for things I have no interest in. Continue reading Social Starvation

On Movies With Mikey

Whenever the weekend approaches the first thing I always think about is what movie I can watch. There’s just something soothing to me about unwinding after a long week by watching a movie.

One of my favorite series on YouTube is Movies With Mikey which takes a look at films and talks about what makes them good (or not) from a film-making angle. Continue reading On Movies With Mikey