Month: Nov 2019

Christmas: coke with a gift

Even the coke is festive… At this point I have accepted the inevitably of Christmas in Japan and I decided to accept it. So let’s start with the reason for red being a Christmas colour: coca cola. Coke is extremely… Read More ›

Review: Asobo land

While shopping recently I came across this absolute gem. It’s called “Asobo ランド” or let’s play land. To play in Japanese is 遊ぶ which changes to the volition form 遊ぼうor let’s play in English. This is one of those special… Read More ›

Happy 100th post

This blog has now 100 posts- many pictures and many details about my life in Japan. So let’s celebrate a little! This post is going to look at Nabari Dam in a bit more detail, a HOW2: for Place names… Read More ›

Opinion: Christmas, the prolific

As I have previously discussed, Japan’s interest in Christmas seems to have exploded since my time as a foreign exchange student just 5 years ago. It could be due to increased experience or perhaps a more enlightened world view, but… Read More ›

Review: the mystery bag

Japan has a strange relationship with convience stores. Many are closing due to lack of business, may are changing their opening hours to allow the store to stay open and others are just opening: case and point: Family mart in… Read More ›

Opinion: why?

The tag line reads: a third of people are unable to see this advertisement. There is a weird theme in Japan which rarely surfaces, and when it does it almost needs to be celebrated and that is weird media. This… Read More ›