Have heard a couple of stories about difficulties Japanese people have had with Australian slang. Very funny for me to hear about the shoe being on the other foot.
This Japanese guy was working in Australia and one of his workmates invited him to a weekend bbq; ‘we’re having a byo barby picnic in the park Saturday, you wanna come?’ his English was pr...
Rites Of Passage
And so it was, last year, in the company of a heap of japanese kids, wearing what seemed like a smelly old set of grandpa pyjamas I passed into middle age with a succession of rambunctiously vociferated ho ho hos.
It was an inevitable rite of passage but I was not expecting it for a few years yet.
Also noted a kid I taught on one of my university...
See It While Its There
Saw this in an old issue of Colors Magazine.
Its suggests we go and see the world before it becomes "One large version of anyplace!"
"See the world while it lasts. Technology is infectious. Every time an antenna is raised in a remote village, another local culture becomes extinct. No society is equipped to withstand the onslaught. Every satellite l...
Banana Love Baggins
well work is going fine, has been nearly 5 months now which has gone pretty quick
have seen a few festivals recently as it is the season; plenty of colour, noise and enthusiasm
have had numerous only in japan moments. think i was drinking with the mayor one night at this little street bar during...