Living as an expat in a foreign country – in my case Japan – life kinda goes on as it would anywhere. But it is different. Never mind the fact that Japan is a mysterious culture where you can experience everything from the ancient – to the ultra-modern – to the downright bizarre!
Alive in JAPAN!
I’ve beaten some fairly serious odds in my life. But I’m still ALIVE and I live in Japan – hence: “Alive in Japan! It’s the main backdrop against which I look at the world these days.
Coming from a background in broadcast journalism for more than 25 years , I like to think I’ve developed a common-sense approach to deciphering the language used in post-modern media coverage of world events, and what is really going on behind the way people with a public profile present themselves. I enjoy pulling apart the words that are spoken to try and get to the actual meaning that’s coming across.
I talk about the world we live in from my own unique perspective. And it’s not always about serious stuff either: It can be as trivial as – when I see someone brave enough to walk in public wearing bell-bottoms – that my immediate thought is they looked ridiculous in the 1970’s – and they still look ridiculous today! I usually say out loud what most people might be thinking! Get ready for some direct, occasionally satirical, possibly funny, and hopefully entertaining content that strikes a chord with me – and, hopefully, you too.
True enough. But the temptation to fly around on a vintage Nimbus was just irresistible. The magic of zipping through the fresh November air, working through a series of Quidditch manoeuvers was intoxicating!
Ever since blogging, vlogging and podcasting became a thing, I’ve started (and deleted) many blogs, vlogs, and – well, you get the picture. The difference is that now, in 2020, after almost a year of living with this dreaded “Wu-Flu”, everything seems so alarmingly fragile!