Japanimals 2 - Arashiyama Monkey Park

Japanimals 2 - Arashiyama Monkey Park

Arashiyama Monkey park is a short hike up a mountain on the western outskirts of Kyoto. If you're in the area, definitely check it out, it was one of my favourite stops in Kyoto and provided a nice break in the endless procession of temples and shrines. Close to 200 …

Design 101

A talk I gave at work on 'Design' - A somewhat vague concept to many, that is actually more concrete and practical than many expect. This is meant to be given as a talk and only has margin notes, so it is somewhat lacking context. If I ever give this …

Japanimals - Okunoshima, Rabbit Island

Japanimals - Okunoshima, Rabbit Island

My girlfriend Shannon adores animals of all shapes and sizes, the fluffier the better. As such, we made it a mission to visit as many of Japan's animal attractions as possible. Japan is well known for having cat cafe's, but there are a range of different animal 'cafe's' and parks …

Genre Review - Investment

What do I mean by a 'Genre Review'? From time to time I get an itch for a topic and want to learn everything I can. This usually results in me reading 5-10 books on the subject, chosen by spending a few hours poring over reviews and winnowing down to …

How I'm learning Japanese - 6 months

Previously I spoke about what I learned studying French, and how Japanese differs. In this article I want to talk about how to actually learn Japanese, or at least, how I'm learning it. This is a rather long post, so I'll ToC it up: Table of Contents Components Of The …