It was Christmas Eve 2009, my first Christmas away from home and my first in Japan. I was on university exchange at Nagoya University and as it was Christmas, a bunch of us foreign students decided to band together to do something to celebrate/take our minds off the fact that we weren’t at home with… Read More Christmas in Japan
Now that I have my visa and my flights are booked, I thought I’d explain a little bit more about what I’m going to be doing when I get to Japan. My first year in Japan will mainly involve two things – working part-time for Connect English School, and volunteering part-time for GraceCity Church. Connect… Read More What am I doing?
The story so far… It’s been ten years since I first began to think that God was calling me to serve in Japan. As I’ve been writing this blog post, it’s been really great to look back at these last ten years and remind myself how God has been equipping and preparing me for my eventual departure. Four… Read More Ben in Japan… Again!
So, I’ve been pretty late with getting these retrospective blog posts up. The one about sport was the first one, by the way, just in case you were wondering where ‘Retrospective Blog Post No. 1’ was. This blog post is going to be all about food. And not just any food, but the wonderfully tasty,… Read More Retrospective Blog Post No. 2
Hello. So this is the first of my retrospective blogs about Japan, written from my new home in the dark hills of Skipton. There are quite a few things that I failed to write about while I was in Japan, mainly because either a) I was busy tearing my hair out writing my final paper;… Read More Sport in Japan
So, I’ve been a little silent on the blog front recently, mainly because I have been super busy with essay deadlines, exams, and other end of term/end of year in Japan-related things. There are several blog posts that I have in mind to do, with lots of lovely photos to put up and show you,… Read More 久しぶりだね (Long time no see)
So because of my research on Okinawan music, I am now listening to nothing but Okinawan folk, pop and classical. And rock. So anyway, here’s one of my favourites: I have no idea what she is wearing, mind… definitely not traditional Okinawan dress, unless they’ve been hiding that one from me. Anway, guess I’ll get… Read More Research, research, research
So I’m sat in the university computer room, waiting for some articles to be printed out. Ordinarily I wouldn’t mind, but it seems that the network here is so slow that it takes at least two minutes to print off each page. This is not helpful when printing 16-page articles. I’ve nothing better to do… Read More Steam trains and Westernisation
I just never expected to see them renting an apartment together.… Read More Comic books and blasphemy