Did Japan Kill the American Arcade?

How Japan Killed the American Arcade Article

I don't know how it was in your state, but in Jawja (Georgia) back in the early 90's EVERY major mall had an arcade? You’d walk in on a Friday night or a Saturday afternoon and see gamers of all kinds! There were the little, quiet, nerdy assasins (who'd beat you without saying a word). There were the thug gamers who would talk trash as they beat you senseless...virtually, but could probably kick your ass in real life, too (...gulp). There were the ladies, who I always found kinda hot for some Continue Reading …

Level Up Your Japanese with JapanesePod101?

Beginning Japanese Students JapanesePod101 Review

Hey gang! Before we get started with this review, I want to let you know that I am an affiliate for this program and if you decide purchase Japanesepod through any of the links on this page, I do earn a commission for it. I didn't want to trick anybody into buying anything. However, I do also want to let you know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I haven't tried myself. That would be some shady arse shite. Japanesepod101 has been and continues to be an effective study tool for me. Yep, Continue Reading …

The Fish Out Of Water Video Series

Thinking of Teaching in Japan? This video course was made just for you!

Hey everybody! Yes, I know the timing may be a bit weird, but I wanted to finish this before going into 2016. Thank you to everyone to who took the time to fill out survey responses. I read every, single one of them. It's finally finished! Here is the Fish Out of Water Video Series: Teaching in Japan. To those who are truly interested in teaching in Japan, this is my best stuff! The aim is to help you understand ALL of the ins and outs of living and teaching abroad as well as how to go Continue Reading …

Sony PS Vita Commercial featuring Donald Ash

PS Vita Commercial featuring The Japan Guy

Being doing a bit of winter blog cleaning, and I've been looking through a slew of old posts finding so many links the weren't working anymore and going back to fix them. I noticed that alot of the commercial stuff I had done had been pulled from the YouTube accounts of the companies that I had done them for. Thank goodness I try to keep backups of almost all the work I do. I came across a number of pieces of extra work, etc. that I had totally forgotten about!   This was filmed in Continue Reading …

Why I Stopped Teaching as an ALT in Japan – Part 2

Why I Decided to stop Doing ALT Work in Japan 2

HEALTH REASONS I don’t know if it was an weight-training or karate-related injury, but during the past six months I starting developing some pretty serious shoulder and knee pain. I later found out it was related to arthritis trouble (Really? In my early 30’s!?!?!). There were days where the pain was bad enough to just want to skip work altogether. I couldn’t for the life of me, understand why I was having more health issues than ever during my short stint as an ALT. It’s really strange, Continue Reading …