The Japanese Science Wizard

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I was sitting in the teacher’s lounge* preparing for my the following day’s lesson, when the school science teacher came up to me and said “ペット、ペット、まってください.” (Pet. Pet. Please wait). I waited, expecting him to bring back a snake, spider, lizard, or something creepy. *Japan Guy Brownie Points if you can tell me what "teacher’s lounge" is in Japanese. When he returned, he wasn’t carrying an animal at all, but a glass vial with a dark colored liquid inside. “みて” (Mite-Look) he said as he Continue Reading …

Pommel Horses and Rings, Tumbling and Trampolines

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Lately, I have an incredible urge to exercise and get myself back into peak condition. It hasn’t been easy because for some strange reason I’ve been having knee trouble for quite some time now...even doing basic things kind of hurts a bit. But after x-rays and an MRI, it looks like the biggest problem may be a “more annoying than normal” case of tendonitis, and maybe a small loose piece inside of my knee (don’t know where the hell that came from, but it’s possibly from being hit in the knee). Continue Reading …

Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo Video

In addition to snapping some photos of some of the animals in the zoo, I also got some video footage of these very same animals. When I look at some of this animals, some of them seem as though they’re other-worldly. Fascinating stuff: See you tomorrow :D Continue Reading …

A Trip to Japan’s Ueno Zoo

The Evolution of Donnie.  Juding by my stupidity, perhaps evolution has taken a step backwards in this case, LOL.

Yes, I am a zoo fan. I have always been, even though I can’t say that I have been all that often. I remember seeing the famous gorilla “Willy B” in Georgia’s Zoo Atlanta. Unfortunately I haven’t been to the zoo in many years, that is, until last weekend. I was really cool strolling through Ueno zoo seeing animals that I’ve never ever seen before. From the incredibly cute-looking lesser pandas, to the that weird , to the mighty lions, tigers and bears, to the mysterious giant anteater, to Continue Reading …

The Ultimate Japanese How To Guide

The Ultimate How-To Guide is a free, 88-page ebook and accompanying video series that should prove quite useful in your day-to-day while staying in Japan.

Are you moving to Japan? Are you already here? How is Japan-life treating you so far? I hope all is going well because I truly think it’s an amazing place to live, work, and even raise a family should that be in the cards for you. Despite it being such an amazing place, I am absolutely certain that someone reading this post, has bumped into a couple obstacles while living here. Maybe you’re terrified to use an ATM because you haven’t the foggiest idea of what the kanji mean. Some of you Continue Reading …