New experiences in Japan

I stayed in large countryside home with traditional shoji paper screens. For contrast, I also slept in a one-room studio apartment in a suburb of Tokyo. Somehow I managed my 20-kilo bag inside Ryo’s place, using his bed whilst he slept on the floor. All this is to say that while it might not beContinue reading “New experiences in Japan”

Jangyu Cafe Street, Gimhae

‘Finding the perfect coffee in Jangyu Cafe Street Besides being home to Busan’s International airport , Gimhae has many other things to recommend it as a place to visit. There is the excellent Gaya museum and the tomb of King Suro. For shoppers, there is a large Shinsegae department store and next to the LotteContinue reading “Jangyu Cafe Street, Gimhae”

Sexless Korea

Is it possible that I got it wrong about Korea? Specifically, that it’s really easy to get with women if you’re white? Whilst there are those who would say otherwise, here are a few reasons why it’s actually hard, really hard, to get even a date here as a foreign male. The culture is totallyContinue reading “Sexless Korea”

Making waves in Matsuyama

My most recent trip to Japan to Japan took me to some new and interesting places. There was the small city of Matusyama. It’s actually the largest city of Ehime prefecture. As well as having Japan’s oldest onsen (bath house), it’s famous for a beautiful white castle high on the hill. I arrived in MatsuyamaContinue reading “Making waves in Matsuyama”

지금 만나러 갑니다 (Be With You)

This film is a misguided attempt to make a what if? romance. Starting from the fact that the two main leads are too young and good looking to be believable as the parents of a ten year old boy, the film is poorly directed by a director who wastes no opportunity to drown his clichedContinue reading “지금 만나러 갑니다 (Be With You)”

My trip to Fukuoka

I took a short trip to Fukuoka just the other day to see my girlfriend for Christmas. I got there on Christmas Eve Eve. We stayed in Nishi ward the first night.  I wasn’t impressed with our Airbnb stay at all. Firstly, our host kept us waiting for twenty minutes in the cold. Then weContinue reading “My trip to Fukuoka”

Do You Hear What I Hear? Fresh Off The Boat Episode 10 Season 4

Episode rating: *** Fresh off the Boat has always been ‘freshest’ when it covers the holidays, whether looking at how the Huangs tried to celebrate Chinese New Year in Florida, or whenever Louis tries to impress his sons with his hilarious outfits on Halloween. Although this episode doesn’t go for the same meta-references as theContinue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear? Fresh Off The Boat Episode 10 Season 4”

The real Korea

I realised recently it was naive of me to think that I could go to Korea and make all my problems disappear. cause when you move to a new country, you replace your old problems with new ones. When i was living in London, I though that everything about Korea was good but now IContinue reading “The real Korea”