I am a 24 year old Scotsman currently teaching English to Japanese schoolchildren. I live in a small town on the east coast of Kochi prefecture. I usually write miserable accounts of my everyday life. Sometimes I even include a lovely picture.
About me: I come from Glasgow in Scotland. I currently live in one of the most rural prefectures in Japan.
The End and Fuji
I'm afraid to say that this will be my last entry. I'll leave Japan in about ten hours and will probably not be returning for a long time. Therefore, I think it's only fitting that I put an end to the past four years of escalating pessimism whilst I am still in the country. I feel slightly angry wi... Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:27:00
I got my tattoo done last Saturday in some trendy area a few minutes walk from Shibuya station. I just searched for anything recommended and stumbled across this place. The parlour has two Japanese tattoo artists and a guy from Venezuela who is being trained. He speaks fluent English if you're inte... Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:24:57
I'm staying in an area of Tokyo called Ikebukuro because it has cheap hotels and it's quite convenient. It has a bit of a seedy area in the evening but it's Japan so it's basically nothing but a few stupid looking men trying to pull in customers. These men are skinny, ugly and have ridiculous outfi... Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:30:02
Last School Lunch
I ate school lunch every Monday-Thursday for four years. It was quite a miserable experience that I never enjoyed unless it was Japanese curry rice. Indeed, in recent years the quality of the food greatly decreased and it became more old style Japanese. There's something quite depressing about rush... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 03:22:27
Naomi and I set our turtles free last week in Kochi City. It was a very emotional experience for all involved as you can imagine. It was so sad for the turtles that they couldn't help but shite all over my hands just before we said farewell. We set them free in a pond/moat next to Kochi castle w... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 03:12:00