Monthly Archives: March 2007

‘Big Red Bus Day’

This special event started off on the other side of Tokyo Bay in Kachidoki last Sunday. La creme de la creme of teachers…..and myself (9 of us in total) were present to take two groups of kids to Odaiba on a London … Continue reading

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Yasukuni Shrine

At a bit of a loose end last Friday as part of my three-day holiday I met a friend at Yasukuni Shrine in Kudanshita. Like Meiji Shrine I think that the walk preceding the actual shrine is more interesting beginning with a giant wooden … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Little Edo

In September 2001 I was on a years working holiday visa in Australia and having not done much work, I stopped off in Bundaberg in Queensland to earn a few bob. The only reason any backpacker goes there is to do some … Continue reading

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The New Face Of English Learning In Japan??!!!

On Monday I was summoned to work a little earlier than usual to do an interview and photoshoot for a Japanese magazine called Keikotomanabu which is for people who want to learn a new skill and they carefully handpicked me … Continue reading

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The Irish Wannabe’s Just Keep Doublin’ And Dublin!

St Patrick’s Day was celebrated all around the world yesterday including here in Japan but not by me as I’m still bemused as to why its so popular. Now don’t get me wrong I am very fond of Ireland as a country … Continue reading

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Bags Of Waste

Now I’m certainly no tree-hugging environmentalist but I’ve been brought up to recycle whatever we can and also to re-use things frugally. At an old company it used to break my heart to see the amount of paper that was … Continue reading

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Lets Get Quizical!

Three hours, five teachers, fourteen students, three receptionists, six rounds, 30 questions, a joker card, unlimited alcohol and a load of cold chips! All that was part of one of my schools British Pub Quiz Night in Shibuya last Saturday. … Continue reading

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Kelly Osbourne – Turning Japanese

Last month I saw the UK three part ITV2 series which saw Kelly Osbourne in Japan for five weeks trying her hand at a number of different jobs. This included a mix of the wierd and the traditional which began with … Continue reading

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