Newest family member

We recently welcomed a new addition to our family member. Meet Lulu! She’s an 8 week old 1.5 pound chihuahua and kicks major ass. At first I was skeptical because she’s a tiny dog and I’m a tall guy but she’s a perfect …

Flying to Japan

The flight to Japan was an experience all in itself! This was my first time flying to Japan (from America) where I didn’t just stop and go in Tokyo. U.S. flights are easy and flying to Thailand was a piece of cake because …

Welcome to Japan it UP!

This is a blast from the past when I originally started my blog back in 2007. I have decided to bring some old stories back to life! “Hello world!” Ah yes, that phrase reminds me of my days in college and the first …

Q&A: Student living in Japan on a budget

Question: An unnamed person writes in – I’m writing because I have a question that you might be able to answer. I’m planning to apply for a Masters Degree scholarship at a University. If accepted the scholarship would cover full tuition, medical and …

Three keys to learning Japanese

The following article is a contribution from Roger Lake. You’ll find a lot of good tips below, and a good video explanation on his site – Are you having a tough time learning Japanese? If you are, it’s understandable. For people who think …