2021 – A Review (It Was Pretty Bad)

People say that 2020 was an awful year and I understand why. COVID hit, lots of people were laid off, told to stay at home, and governments were being generous with their […]

English Menu?  

Having lived in Japan for 9 years, one would be forgiven in believing that I must be a native Japanese-speaker by now, surely. (I can’t count the number of times people ask […]

To Be Blissfully Disconnected

If you are reading this on your phone or any other device late at night as you lie in bed, stop right now. Put it down and come back another […]

Tiring Fandoms and Social Media

When the editor of one of the world’s premier ornithological journals deemed it of sufficient interest to publish a paper in which the author recorded the number of times a […]

Did You Eat Yet?

Language is a very important part of any culture, whether on an international level or simply with the minutiae of dialect differences between one village and the next. It is […]