I started this blog to rant and rave about my life in Japan but it has unexpectedly turned into something else. Itís become an opportunity to explore my thoughts and feelings about life as an ex-pat in in the land of all that is cute and small. Iím a native New Yorker (Brooklynite) and a writer. I have been living here for nearly 5 years and finally I feel like talking about it. And I have a lot to say, so some of the posts may be a little lengthy. I know weíre all supposed to have short-attention spans these days but I donít and I donít do brevity well. However, I do my very best to keep my posts concise and thorough, real and interesting. Which is more important than brief, donít you think? This is not your typical journal about the foreignerís experience here. Iíve read most of them and theyíre mostly pretty happy-go-lucky written by people who are having the most wonderful experiences of their lives. I am not one of them. Maybe if I came from the countryside or something, but Iím a New Yorker. I guess growing up in NY has spoiled me. Got some of that snobbery of being a product of the Ďgreatest city on Earth,í and what-not. But, God help me, I do love Japan.
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How has the Brain Drain in Jamaica Benefited Japan? Posted on 12/17/2014
Here’s my latest “Black Eye” post for Japan Times, the last part of a three-part series on Jamaicans living in Japan. Last month we heard from the women, this time around we hear what the gentleman...
I Can’t Breathe: Thoughts on the Silent March for Mike, Part 2! Posted on 12/09/2014
Continued from part 1 HERE It was dubbed: Silent March for Mike – „Éě„ā§„āĮ„ÉĖ„É©„ā¶„É≥„ĀģśäóŤ≠įťĀčŚčē #HANDSUP and was organized and executed by representatives from the African American Youth Travel program (AAYTP) a...
Execution, Exoneration, Protest / Unrest, Repeat: Thoughts on the Silent March for Mike, Part 1! Posted on 12/07/2014
Yesterday I did something I hadn’t done in a long time…I took to the streets with the people and protested against injustice! In my first book, “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist” I described my first protest...
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