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 …

Why I Stopped Teaching as an ALT in Japan – Part 1

Why I Decided to stop Doing ALT Work in Japan 2

I remember making the decision to quit my job as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with Interac like it was yesterday. I remember the anxiety, I remember thinking "How am I gonna explain my reasoning to people?" Why did I stop? Where do I begin? Well, I guess we’ll just take it from the top... I had been working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with the dispatch company Interac for about a year-and-a-half when I decided to stop teaching. This decision wasn’t a sudden one at Continue Reading …

Which Picture Do You Like Best?

Sketches for the JapanGuy

Hey gang, working on a little project for thejapanguy and I wanted to get your feedback. Even if it's been a while since you've commented, I'd love to hear your thoughts. If you had to choose ONE of these pictures as your favorite. Which one would you choose? Feel free to say why you would choose it, too. The comments section is all yours! Continue Reading …

Chocolate-Colored Sensei

Creepy Chocolate man

Unless I have something extremely pressing to do, I always help the students clean after lunch. As my students and I were cleaning on this one particular day, I was in the hallway sweeping and I overheard some of my 2nd graders randomly calling out colors in English. My ears quickly zeroed in on this conversation. These students were actually practicing the colors we had been working on in a previous lesson. They made it into a game. One kid would call out a color in English and then Continue Reading …