New Zealander by nationality, High School Teacher by profession, teaching both Japanese and English in a private school in Japan.
Have returned to Japan after a 16 year stint away. I lived here for 10 years from 1987 through to 1997. Now it’s 2015 and I’ve been back for almost 4 years. I am reasonably fluent in Japanese and have numerous Japanese friends most of whom are not terribly Japanese.
With age apparently comes wisdom. I am not sure I know and understand Japan any better than in my younger days. I have come to the conclusion my wisdom is in the realization that the more I know from a linguistic point of
view the less I actually understand about the Japanese people and their way of thinking.
When I started this blog my aim was to share my confusion and bafflement over things Japanese, have the odd rant and vent some pent up gaijin frustration while having a bit of a laugh, at my own expense more likely than not.
That is still happening but as I have learnt more about blogging, explored other people’s blogs and taken up some of the photo challenges I found my blog growing and sprouting branches. It now seems to have morphed into
- My Japan observations / bafflement
- My Japanese outings.
- A retrospective look on my travels until I manage to catch up!
- Blogging challenges
- My own weekly challenge, I hope you will join in and share a post!
I hope you will continue to drop by and I look forward to checking out your blog!