Category: Homestay

Kentaro no Tanjobi

Tanjobi = birthday – Kentaro was six yesterday! Yukiko’s mum came round with an enourmous cream and strawberry cake: This was promptly divided into six pieces which, in the case of...

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Tour of the flat

You should find above the little video tour of the flat I have mentioned in previous posts. For an even better viewing experience, turn your sound on and you’ll get me...

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Staying in school

I’ve just extended college for another month, so will be here in Tokyo until the end of November. Unfortunately my existing homestay family can’t keep me as they have other commitments...

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Family outings

Before this weekend hits, I thought I’d do a quick post on last weekend. Monday was a public holiday here in Japan, so there was an extra day of freedom to...

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Training

When I left England, I promised my Sensei earnestly that I wouldn’t bother studying any art other than Wado Ryu, which I have been training in for the last few years....

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Meet The Family: 2

When my homestay family were out, as mentioned in Part 1, I didn’t actually manage to press the buttons on the loo (mainly you can blame these). What I did do...

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Meet the Family

I was more than a bit nervous about meeting my family, mainly because I thought they could be complete psychos or (even worse) not speak a word of English. I had...

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