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That Old JLPT Feeling  Posted on 10/22/2014
I will never be an N1 MasterI have quite a few unfinished drafts hanging around in my posting queue...whoops! Things have been very very busy for me lately. I've been working a lot of overtime, ended a relationship, taken up...
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Photo of the Day - Shinjuku, 1992  Posted on 06/02/2014
Today I was linked to this fantastic HD video on YouTube of Tokyo in 1992. It's so clear! I really dig urban history, so I snapped a few screenshots of my favourite moments. The video includes this nice shot of Shinjuku's Studio...
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Japanese Music in Concert  Posted on 03/21/2014
T.M. Revolution performing at Otakon 2012For a music fan, I'm not willing to expend a lot of energy or cash to go and see a band - in fact, I'm lucky to go to a concert every 3 years at the most, and usually only shell out for...
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Hobonichi Techo Life  Posted on 02/13/2014
In 2008 while living in Japan, I was finally able to play MOTHER 3, a recent (at the time) sequel to a cult hit video game that I had loved as a teenager. My brothers and I owned a Super Nintendo and a copy of EarthBound, by far the...
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Writing About Tokyo  Posted on 01/30/2014
Commemorating the 1964 Olympics at Jingu BashiI don't think I've ever mentioned on Tadaimatte before that I had written a novel - it's true! Yes, as you might have guessed, story writing is an outlet for me, and in 2008...
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Tadaima!  Posted on 01/27/2014
Hello, tadaima - it's been a while!So last year I quit my telephone-jockeying work and moved on to something a little closer to my heart - being involved with the Japanese-Canadian community. While my work days are significantly more...
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Yes  Posted on 09/18/2013
It's almost kotatsu time--!
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Teaching in Japan  Posted on 02/28/2013
I talk about a lot of cultural things on this blog, but many of my posts are not so much connected to my career in Japan as they are my after-school life. However, teaching seems to still be the #1 method people use to get started in...
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For Rockin' Out Loud  Posted on 02/12/2013
Today's entry is a guest blog post by Brynn.I have to admit a little secret - I have a particular infatuation with a certain handsome Japanese singer. Takanori Nishikawa, better known by the name TM Revolution, is my dream guy. Even...
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