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Life in Japan

Life in Japan

 
Tokyo Travels

Tokyo Travels

After nearly three months in Japan, I finally got to go to Tokyo this past week and it surpassed every expectation that I had of it! On Wednesday I had a staff meeting over in Sendai and so with the group I was going with, we decided that we would get the night-bus down to...
Getting Settled In Japan

Getting Settled In Japan

As of today I’ve been in Japan for 6 weeks and my actual apartment for 3 of those weeks. I began by training in Nagoya, which is one of the largest cities in Japan, located a little south of the middle of the country. It was a great area with lots to do and I...
My First Few Days In Japan

My First Few Days In Japan

At the time of writing I have been in Japan for about 4 days and I figured I’d write about my initial experience here as I have no internet in my apartment and I’m trying to take things easy this weekend before training starts. On Monday morning I left London, heading for Nagoya, Japan –...
My Move to Japan

My Move to Japan

As many of you now know, I was recently offered a job teaching English to children in Japan. It is something that I am incredibly excited about and so I thought it would be a good idea to write about  what led me to the decision, as well as what I hope to gain out...
Archer (TV Show) - Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Archer (TV Show) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: Sophisticated spy Archer may have the coolest gadgets, but he still has issues when it comes to dealing with his boss — who also happens to be his mother — in this wicked animated spoof of spy flicks and the sex-crazed agents who populate them. Trivia: Jeffrey Tambor voices Len Drexler, the rival of Malory Archer, who...
The Breakfast Club (1985) - Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

The Breakfast Club (1985) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply a Brain, an Athlete,...
Arrested Development - Season 4 Review

Arrested Development – Season 4 Review

Cancelled for 7 years, Arrested Development finally returned to Netflix for its fourth season last Sunday, a day that fans feared would never truly come. We had been promised the return of the Bluths in the form of a movie for a very long time, only to be let down by each bit of new...
Clueless (1995) - Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Clueless (1995) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: A parody of Jane Austen’s novel Emma, Cher Horowitz and her friend Dionne, two of the most popular sophomores in school, play matchmakers for two teachers. Inspired by their success, Cher takes under her wing Tai, a “clueless” transfer student. While trying to make an advantageous match for Tai, Cher attempts to find a boyfriend of...
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV Show) - Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV Show) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: ”In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.” Buffy Summers knows this tale by heart, and no matter how hard she tries to be just a “normal girl”, she can not escape from her destiny. Thankfully, she...
Good Will Hunting (1997) - Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Good Will Hunting (1997) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: A janitor at MIT, Will Hunting has a gift for math and chemistry that can take him light-years beyond his blue-collar roots, but he doesn’t realize his potential and can’t even imagine leaving his childhood Boston South End neighborhood, his construction job, or his best friend. To complicate matters, several strangers enter the equation: a...
House of Cards (TV Show) - Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

House of Cards (TV Show) – Netflix Instant Recommendation of the Day

Synopsis: Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series...