Monthly Archives: April 2007

The New Face Of English Learning In Japan??!! (Part II)

Last Wednesday I made my appearance at long last on Keikotomanabu.net which I talked about last month after I had had the photo shoot. There is an interview with myself which can be seen (though probably not read as its … Continue reading

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Football Fever

Last Saturday was a nervous sweaty night for me and not just because I was on ‘standby’ for work the following morning. Instead I was very worried about the plight of Leicester City who looked like they could have been heading down … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Climbing To New Heights In Kokubunji

It must have been over 15 years since I last did some proper rock climbing but that drought ended last Sunday when I went to ‘Run Out’ which is in Nishi Kokobunji. I didn’t really know what to expect as I’d … Continue reading

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Meet Tokyo’s……Fast Food Restaurant Customers

As maybe the only person who still wanted a ‘Big Mac’ after watching the ‘Super Size Me‘ (2004) documentary film it should be no surprise that I sometimes like nothing better than a visit to the golden arches (known in these … Continue reading

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A New School Year

The new school year started in Japan this month which for me meant Spring Schools and new kids groups. I’ve talked about these schools before but for the benefit of the new reader(s) they are an extra two hour lesson … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Monkeying Around In Nikko

Cherry blossoms in full bloom and temperatures in the late twenties last Sunday can only have meant one thing! However, i ignored the temptation to have a ‘hanami’ party and went about 140km north to visit Nikko in Tochigi with Gideon. … Continue reading

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In A Bit Of Hot Water But Not Literally

Sometime last Wednesday our hot water supply was cut off but this was not due to non-payment of the gas bill. Instead the boiler totally conked out meaning that I had to forgo my usual hot shower for five consecutive mornings. Some people … Continue reading

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