Baking Mince Pies in Japan

I’ve already explained my fondness for Christmas Mince Pies, and its seems that I’ve unfortunately inflicted my girlfriend and her family with this seasonal, baked addiction. My wonderful mother has been sending M&S pies in her care packages, but they’ve always been gobbled up in a couple of days. And it seems that Christmas Stollen has stolen

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Christmas. Bah Humbug!

The Christmas decorations have been up since October and the insufferable music is playing on loop everywhere;  J-Pop Christmas songs with broken English….kill me now!!! This will be the third Christmas I’ve spent in Japan, and it remains one of the most “depressing” times of the year. My Facebook feed has been plastered with pictures of decorated trees, Mariah Carey live performances, and the god-awful John Lewis advert.

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Now Playing: Protomartyr

My music taste has been heavily influenced by that of my father’s. From Led Zeppelin to Miles Davis, I’ve been lucky enough to have been brought up in a family with “musical taste”. But it’s the “post-punk” scene that has been something of a passion of mine. Everyone from Joy Division to Mission of Burma, I’ve listened to countless albums and bands from the multitude of post-punk’s “sub-genres”, both new and old. Continue reading “Now Playing: Protomartyr”

Donald Trump and Japan’s Youth

Looking at Japan’s news courage surrounding president-elect Donald Trump, it has primarily consisted of the opinions and critique of educated professors, experts, and the occasional empty-headed “pop-star”. Therefore the country’s comprehension of Trump is mainly from an adult perspective. During election day, I had numerous teachers commenting on why American’s were voting for

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