This month…

I’ve been meaning to make an update to the Blog for a while, not that I’ve really been up to much ….. so just what have I been up to?

Reading: Currently reading the complete Nemesis the Warlock, this is a fantastic comic book series from 2000AD that I missed the first time around during the 80’s. It’s been an absolute pleasure to rediscover this masterpiece.

Music: I was really interested in Electronic Music during the early 90’s and often played around with synthesisers and sequencers with a friend. It was great to discover recently that all the old synths have been pretty accurately reproduced as applications for the iPad, so over the last couple of weeks I have been downloading and messing around with a few of them. I’ve uploaded a few of my first efforts to Soundcloud, a link for which is somewhere on this page. They are only little experimental loops at the moment but I hope to produce something a bit longer and more interesting when I have a bit more time.

Games: I’ve been hitting the PS3 quite heavily over the last few days, playing Little Big Planet and Infamous which were free downloads from the Playstation online store. LBP in particular is amazing, the graphics, music and gameplay is stunning.

Study: Yes I’ve finally started studying Japanese seriously again, I have go to a class on Tuesday evening (although I do think that the teacher Yamaguchi-sensei does give us a little too much homework). I’m also using the iPad for a bit of extra study (did mention I bought one). Lots of great language learning apps for the iPad, my favourite at the moment is called Kanji box, I try to practice for 30 minutes in the morning before I go to work. Kanji box is all linked in with an online app, I’ve stuck a couple of widgets on this page which allow me to track progress.

Food: Well that’s about it for this blog entry, although I must mention my new favourite food Tsukemen Curry Udon, absolutely delicious. Sorry about the link its the best I could find, Tsukemen are basically dipping noodles.


About Andrew

I'm an English teacher living in Japan, 7 years and counting.
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