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I Was AWOL. I Was Life.

What a difference a year can make.That's what I keep telling myself. One single year can take one's life and transform it into a completely different creature. So many people take one single year … [Read more...]

A Japanese Girl Told Me, “You Really Look ______!!”

Life in Japan has been a repeat of Korea in some ways. In other ways, not so much.I've always said that you need to make your time in Korea or any other country yours. As I said in my eBook on … [Read more...]

Life Things To Do in Japan When You’re Not Teaching English

I still live in Japan.I'm not teaching English at the moment.I'm not trying to teach at the moment.I'm just living in Japan.So what does one do when they are living in Japan but not … [Read more...]

Konichiwa 2017! Reflecting on Past Reflections…

Even though I live on the other side of the world, I still see the happenings of all the lovely goings on back home and around the world. 2016 was a year of too many celebrities passing away, and the … [Read more...]

Teaching English in Japan was Like Pro Wrestling for Me

It's been a long time since I've written or made a video. What an interesting but ultra-crazy 2016 it was for me. I think 2016 was crazy for everyone, quite frankly, but in terms of my life overseas … [Read more...]

Grocery Shopping in Japan

All aspects of life are generally existent no matter where you go in the world. This includes grocery shopping. Grocery shopping in Hiroshima (my hometown) is quite similar to back home, but at the … [Read more...]

My Japanese Apartment in Hiroshima

Here is a tour of my Japanese apartment in Hiroshima. I went from one extreme in Korea to another. Looks like I'll be doing a bit of shopping in the … [Read more...]

Flip-Flops and Teaching English in Japan

There's no question I'm working much harder now than I was when with EPIK in Korea. I now teach at a private elementary school in Japan and it's clear that my role is much more involved. Tons of … [Read more...]

Initial Observations and Thoughts About Japan (Atomic Bomb Dome)

How the time just flies by. I've been here in Japan for two months now. My first month teaching is in the books. It was a total paradigm shift for me too. Good gawd! EPIK is such a great gig. It … [Read more...]

My First Week and New Teaching Family in Hiroshima, Japan

My first actual class will be on Monday, but the first week was a huge "welcome to the neighborhood" routine. It was made up of marathon meetings in Japanese only. There was a lot of preparation, … [Read more...]