When my friends and I desperately needed a break from Japan, we decided to escape to Korea. Here’s what we found in the land of kimchi and crazy pop stars.
The JWs spend their Easter Sunday at the annual Spring sumo exhibition in Ise, Mie. Much wrestling, cheering, laughing, salt-throwing, chest-pumping and wedgie-picking ensues.
I’ve started contributing to a new website project called “Mie as Cool” as my alter-ego Janelle Weibelzahl (who’s that?!). Here’s my first made-for-mieiscool post!
My students give a little window into their Japanese high school life through comics they made for me in English class.
In honour of Pancake Day, genkiduck reveals the secret of how exactly she laces her pancakes with “crack,” without getting deported.
The JWs visit Restaurant Fleur, where the chef creates local food at its best, by making all of his dishes from ingredients collected in the garden that morning, and Thousand Winds cafe at the nearby Fishing Sanctuary.
Part review, part shameless plug, genkiduck shares her thoughts on Kevin Schut’s recently published book on Video Games & Christianity that she played a role in the making of.
After months of deliberating, the JWs have finally decided whether to sign on for another year in Japan, or to seek new adventures elsewhere.
An interactive Google Map that details the places the JWs have taken their Canadian visitors so far, plus places they’re planning to go before the end. Zoom in for street view to see it all for yourself!
First, the JWs test the limits of their Japanese apartment by cramming everyone in for the holidays. Then, they test the limits of their travel endurance as they venture forth around Japan with their Canadian guests.