Japan-Four Archive

  • I made two exciting discoveries today: 1. That “twinkle twinkle little star” and “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz” (or the “alphabet song” as it is known affectionately to some), have the same melody. I never realised until the teacher was singing it in Japanese – then it went #BAM# and hit me. I told […]

    Exciting Discoveries

    I made two exciting discoveries today: 1. That “twinkle twinkle little star” and “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz” (or the “alphabet song” as it is known affectionately to some), have the same melody. I never realised until the teacher was singing it in Japanese – then it went #BAM# and hit me. I told […]

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  • On friday night I went to my first Rotary club ‘party’. It was held on the top floor of the most flashy hotel in Himeji, where the Himeji Dokkyo ryugakusei (exchange students) were invited to dine and mingle with the members of the Rotary club – although there wesn’t really […]

    Cults and Fireworks

    On friday night I went to my first Rotary club ‘party’. It was held on the top floor of the most flashy hotel in Himeji, where the Himeji Dokkyo ryugakusei (exchange students) were invited to dine and mingle with the members of the Rotary club – although there wesn’t really […]

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  • The cost of our desire I went to the Hiroshima A-Bomb museum on the weekend, which is a sombre and macabre place that I never want to return to. Melancholic audio files on repeat drone in the background whilst you read the information, fragmented and juxtaposed against charred remains and […]

    Hiroshima and Miyajima

    The cost of our desire I went to the Hiroshima A-Bomb museum on the weekend, which is a sombre and macabre place that I never want to return to. Melancholic audio files on repeat drone in the background whilst you read the information, fragmented and juxtaposed against charred remains and […]

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  • I finally got around to uploading all my new photos. Enjoy. I’m currently working on a ‘day in the life’ series – involving pictures of me on a bike, in various places around Himeji (basically the way to uni). I want to make it a bit like a treasure map, […]

    Photos

    I finally got around to uploading all my new photos. Enjoy. I’m currently working on a ‘day in the life’ series – involving pictures of me on a bike, in various places around Himeji (basically the way to uni). I want to make it a bit like a treasure map, […]

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  • After Uni on Friday, all the Ryugakusei (exchange students) got together at the Apartments for a curry cookoff and a bit of a drink. Whilst I didn’t make a curry I did donate a lettuce, tomato and some asparagus that my host mother insisted I took with me. The curry […]

    This is blog

    After Uni on Friday, all the Ryugakusei (exchange students) got together at the Apartments for a curry cookoff and a bit of a drink. Whilst I didn’t make a curry I did donate a lettuce, tomato and some asparagus that my host mother insisted I took with me. The curry […]

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