I tried to set a personal best for getting crap done in a single month. I managed to get an apartment, move in, install utilities, buy a bed, desk, refrigerator, microwave, and washing machine, get a new bank account, game, and take Japanese classes all during January 2019. How’s that for a start? I’m pooped.… Continue reading January 2019 – Shopping Maul
Sorry for the delay, folks. As you can imagine, December was crazily busy as I tried to learn a new job while searching for an apartment. みなさん、遅れてすみません。12月はすごく忙しくて新しい仕事を習いながらアパートを探していました。 Jobs My first month at Indeed went as well as can be expected. My co-workers have all been friendly and helpful. My boss flew out from Austin, Texas… Continue reading December 2018 – Here It Goes Again
This month I moved back to Tokyo, Japan. (I like to cut to the chase!) 今月、引っ越して日本の東京に戻りました。 （単刀直入に言います!) Don’t Call It a Comeback When I left Japan in 2015, I knew I wanted to return, but that I could not go back to teaching. Instead, I had to have a job that 1. Required little Japanese language… Continue reading November 2018 – I Have Done All This Plus Some, And With All of This, I’m Not Done
A Really Pame Lun My friends, Jim and Matt, and I returned to Fort Wayne, Indiana for JimMattBradCon III, a weekend of Dungeons and Dragons and inappropriate humor. We chose Fort Wayne because it is centrally located between the far flung homes of our group. AirB&B supplied us with a nice house and we had… Continue reading October 2018 – JimMattBrad Con III
This month I got a little taste of Japan and Europe and my nephew won a plush cat. 今月日本の味とヨロパのがすこしあって甥は猫の塗りぐるみを勝ちました. A Little Bit of Home at Home My mom took my nephew to a video game arcade called “Round 1” near her and invited me along. As a kid, I loved video game arcades. These days,… Continue reading September 2018 – Round 1 Joy
I’m old and now I have glasses. Click through if you would like to hear the tale of my vision. 年を取っていて今眼鏡をかけています. 私の視力の話を読むためにクリックしてください. A Conversation about Progressives That Isn’t Political Back when I was about 45 and still living in Japan, I noticed that my once-better-than-perfect vision was starting to fail. All my life I have… Continue reading August 2018 – Four Eyes
This month I am writing about music and how I listen to it. Read further for a hot gadget tip. 今月音楽と音楽を聞く方法について書いています. 面白い便利小物の情報のために読んで下さい. FiiO, Unpronounceable But Awesome Throughout my entire life, I have been searching for a good pair of wireless headphones. When I was young, I tried ones that worked with radio waves and I… Continue reading July 2018 – Are You Ready to Rock?
I have struggled for the last few weeks to remember even the smallest bit of interesting information about June of 2018 and have utterly failed. So, I figured I might as well just write about YouTube channels about Japan that I like. 二、三週間前、2018年の６月にした面白い事を思い出すために奮闘をしていましたが、しっぱいしてしまいました. だから日本について好きなユーチューブチャネルについて書きます. General Interest Internationally Me Angela’s videos focus on tourist locations that… Continue reading June 2018 – Japantube
This month brings you the tale of the office chair. Please try to contain your excitement. 今月、 オフィスチェアーのすごい話があります。落ち着いて聞いてください。 The King on His Throne When I lived in Japan, I often hung out between classes in manga cafes. At a manga cafe, you could rent an office-style cubical with a PC and reclining chair, in which… Continue reading May 2018 – I Sit Around
This month I bring you a public service announcement about you and your smart phone. 今月、あなたとスマホのために公共広告を流しています. Factory Reset Hell In the middle of this month, I accidentally (long story) changed and immediately forgot my smart phone’s password. After many failed attempts at guessing the password, my phone performed a factory reset and I lost nearly… Continue reading April 2018 – Back Up Your Phone, People!