2018 will see me opening up my new Hobonichi Techo for a third year after falling in love with it a few years ago. The brand has always provided excellent quality and a wonderful selection of goods and covers that see me refreshing their page every year at the start of September to place my order as soon as possible. Continue reading My 2018 Hobonichi
Another long break between updates to the site! That must mean that the intervening time has been chock full of awesome and ventures and exciting tales right? Wrong! Continue reading Falling Into Autumn
What should have been a rather boring and uneventful Tuesday morning turned out to be rather eventful with my town’s emergency PA system blaring out a warning around 6am. Continue reading Early Morning Missiles
A couple of weeks ago I had to go into a local hospital for a small operation and the entire experience reminded me why I am so in love with the Japanese healthcare system. Continue reading A Stitch in Time Saves… Sixteen?
I’m a huge fan of the Tom Bihn company, in fact almost all the bags I use are from their Seattle factory!
So imagine my surprise when I was checking Instagram this morning and saw that they had decided to use one of my hiking photos featuring their Synapse 25 on their Instagram account! Continue reading Some Tom Bihn Goodness!
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
Seeing that it’s Friday and that I’ve finished teaching my classes for the day I thought that it might be a good chance for me to post some quick updates on what I’ve been up to the last few weeks. Continue reading A Good Couple of Weeks
Yeah, I know. Bloggiversary is not a real word, but I feel justified in using it to celebrate the fact that this blog has been up and going for just over three years. Continue reading Bloggiversary!
Things have been quiet of late, both here on the blog, and in general.
The good news is that I’ve been working on a few things in the pipeline and have managed to get a rough and raw livestreaming chat show going with the help of a friend. Continue reading Kotatsu Chatsu
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