Tag Archives: Japan

Big family news

Big family news

I’ve absolutely loved working at ABC News Digital – it took many years and even more application submissions to get a job there – but after three years there I’ve tendered my resignation so I can embark on a journey that my wife and I have been planning for years.

Circling Mt Fuji on mamachari bikes

Circling Mt Fuji on mamachari bikes

I get on really well with my only brother. Joe is two years younger than me and we share a lot of interests. We’ve both lived in Japan and have invested considerable time and effort in learning the language. So we both jumped at the chance to have some kind of adventure when we learned […]

Panoramas

Panoramas

I probably love and appreciate the panorama function on the iPhone more than most people. Back in the early noughties I used to painstakingly stitch individual photos together using an early version of Photoshop. The results are far from perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Yes, Trevis is indeed wearing a Vanuatu island […]

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan and first I crossed paths in Tokyo in 2004 or thereabouts. We worked together teaching conversational English and he quickly made a name for himself with the illustrations he used to complement his teaching. I loved looking through his sketch books that were filled with quirky pictures inspired by his travels in Japan. He […]

My video from Minami Sanriku

My video from Minami Sanriku

Earlier this year I wrote a story to accompany the above video about my quest to reconnect with some tsunami survivors and it gives all the background I wanted to share about this episode. However, in the article I did not go into much detail about the difficulty of doing such a video. Carrying all […]

Outlanders – Brief encounter

About five years ago when I was living in Osaka some of my workmates were in a band and recording a few original songs. I think the deal was that another bloke paid for their studio time in return for recording a couple of songs that he had penned lyrics for. They had a few […]