Posted on March 15, 2011

Shaken, and slightly stirred…

Evening all! Well, I’ve spent my whole day trying to be “normal” and get on with teaching without thinking about earthquakes etc. too much. I just got home around 10pm and decided to catch up on the BBC news while checking my emails when… my apartment began to really shudder. For a split second I … Continue reading

Always be prepared!

I never was much of a scout, and I hate camping and that kind of thing. But recent events in Japan have reminded me of the importance of being prepared. I don’t want to be a scaremonger, but earthquakes and other natural disasters are a reality of life, and we get very little warning when they hit. … Continue reading


I know a couple of people who are due to travel to Japan soon. They are coming here to live and teach English. Actually, in March/April I imagine a lot of people are due to come to Japan. The new Japanese school year starts in April, and that means a new batch of ALTs and … Continue reading