Saying Goodbye the Japanese Way

July 13, 2010

Over the next few days and weeks I’ll be coming across the last of many things.  There will be last classes, the last time visiting the three schools I work at, a last time in Motoyoshi, one last surf, my last calligraphy lesson, the last time driving my fantastic Honda Civic, and countless others.  It’s […]

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My Australia Trip in Photos

June 1, 2010

Here are some more pictures from my travels in the land down under: Note: In order to protect the penguin’s eyes from the flash, you are not allowed to take pictures of the litle penguins.  The photo included here is of a sign near where we saw the penguins.

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10 Things I Never Thought I'd Do in Australia

May 29, 2010

Here are ten things I never thought I’d do in Australia along with a few pictures: Get Locked up in Gaol (pronounced jail) or Come Face-to-Face with Ned Kelly At the Old Melbourne Gaol you can come face-to-face with the death mask of Ned Kelly, the infamous Australian bushranger.  After his capture in 1878 Kelly […]

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Four Things Everyone Should Know About Australia

May 20, 2010

Total Reading Time: 5 Minutes After two weeks of practicing how to say ‘G’day mate’ in my best Australian accent and listening exclusively to Men at Work’s “Land Down Under”, I felt fully prepared to hug some koalas, wrestle crocodiles, and fight Russell Crowe. Instead I had to settle for some innovative architecture, kangaroo steaks, […]

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My Trip to Malaysia

April 25, 2010

This past winter vacation was spent in the tropical climate of Malaysia, enjoying the food and sights that the country had to offer.  It was a very nice break from one of the coldest winters in Japan in recent years.  The following includes some brief highlights and impressions from the trip, along with a few […]

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