Gym’n It Around the World

What do the diverse gym cultures of the USA, Japan, India, Nepal, and Vietnam say to me? Continue reading Gym’n It Around the World


The Happiest News | 嬉しいヌーズ

I am bouncing with happiness. My beloved Nepali students have arrived in Japan. They found jobs in the services and are doing well. To the surprise of the Japanese customers, they celebrated a Nepali holiday in their traditional dress in a family restaurant. 今日スゴクハーピーだ!ネパールの生徒が日本に着いた!仕事も出来た!ネパールの伝統的な着物を着たままファミレスでネパールの祭りも祝った!僕の絵顔が切れない! All of us singing together in Nepal before immigrating Continue reading The Happiest News | 嬉しいヌーズ

When the Elephants Dance

Here is footage of the Japanese man who set himself on fire in protest of Japan’s re-militarization; a pending decision that will irrevocably change Asia’s equilibrium. In my opinion, with the withdrawal of US influence globally we are entering a multi-polar and hence Neo-nationalistic era. Evidence in European governments hard turn right, the Asian islands disputes, and Russia’s expansion under the guise of “patriotic liberation”. … Continue reading When the Elephants Dance

Gaikokujin Vs. Expats

Gaikokujin Vs. Expats In the last year, I have lived in or visited eight Asian countries, over this period I slowly started to notice a difference between the communities of expatriates that I have encountered in each country. I determined that a unique set of circumstances engenders a relatively humble, considerate, if not tame foreign community in Japan. Please share your thoughts. 1. Japan is not … Continue reading Gaikokujin Vs. Expats

JPN1213# 6 Chicken Pox

One morning before the children arrived a coworker informed me that there was an outbreak of chicken pox among the students! My colleague insisted that everyone at work was getting chicken pox, even the adults! The cold weather was bringing a ravage of chicken pox to the area and the entire country. I was aghast, “Good god, will the children really continue to come to school with a epidemic at … Continue reading JPN1213# 6 Chicken Pox