Posted in March 2008

Everything they serve has meat in it…

Does anyone know that song by Ugly Duckling, called ‘Meat Shake’? “Everything we serve has meat in it…“. That might as well be the national anthem of Japan! I’m kidding, of course, as there’s plenty of great places to eat where you can get sushi, sashimi, tofu and other lovely things… but it is unbelievably … Continue reading

Nagoya, part 2!

Well, I’m here! And I’m exhausted… What a long journey! I arrived in Nagoya around 5pm, and was met by my trainer, who I had not met before. He’s an American guy, very chatty, and I have to say it was lovely to be met off the plane and to not have to think too … Continue reading

Nagoya…

Just a very quick post to say I’ve arrived in Nagoya! Just waiting for another new recruit to arrive and then we’ll be off… I’ve had a quick macha frappuccino from Starbucks and now I feel like I’m home… More soon! じゃね!

Live from Dubai…

Well, I made it to Dubai! It’s hot here, and I thought I had to rush, so I did, and now I’m sitting here with no drink feeling quite dishevelled, wishing I’d stopped at Costa… ho hum.  But there’s free internet, so that’s a bonus! 😀 I’m sitting in the bit by gate 46, and … Continue reading

Live from Heathrow…

I’m writing this in the departure lounge at Heathrow terminal 3 – how wonderful is this modern technology?! I’ve never been online in an airport on my own computer before! I got here nice and early, as I was really worried about getting all my luggage through, but, somehow (amazingly) it was fine!  I was … Continue reading

GREAT Friday…

It’s just a matter of hours until I leave the UK now.  My flight is tomorrow lunch time, Good Friday, which has now been dubbed ‘Great Friday’. I’m weighing in at about 10kg over on my checked in luggage and who knows how much on my hand luggage.  I’m just really hoping I somehow get … Continue reading

One week today…

..I will be flying to Japan.  As Keanu Reeves would say: woah. And am I ready?  No. Yesterday my mum came up with a van and took away all my books etc. for storage at her house, so then I was left with what felt like an empty flat… for all of 5 minutes.  Then … Continue reading

White Day

Happy White Day everyone! White Day is a Japanese holiday celebrated on 14th March, one month after Valentine’s Day. I already mentioned it briefly back in February, but thought I’d just touch upon it again today. White Day is sort of like the opposite of Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day in Japan, girls traditionally give … Continue reading