Being a person who was born in Peru and grew up in Minnesota, I am a person with two different cultural backgrounds in me. Growing up with video games, books and the Internet, I am what you would call a geek. Through my love of books, writing stories, Japanese culture and its language, I decided to get a B.A. in English and Asian Literature and Languages (with a focus on Japanese) at the University of Minnesota.

During the summer of 2011, I was accepted into the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program.  Since August 2011 I have been exploring and teaching in Osaka, Japan!  While I never imagined teaching elementary and junior high kids in the Far East, I’m definitely having a lot of fun with it!

What you shall be reading here will be mostly about my life in Japan  as well as my random thoughts on life or geekery, amusing Internet findings, and perhaps maybe even a short story or two!


2 responses to “About

  1. Hi,

    I’m contacting you from Economist Films, the documentary film arm of The Economist. I’m currently working on a travel series that we’re making, and one of the cities that we’ll be filming in as part of this is Osaka. In the course of my research for this I’ve come across your fantastic blog, and it struck me that, as someone who clearly knows a lot about Osaka, you’d be a great person to speak to in regard to our upcoming film. I’d love to discuss this with you further on the phone if I may. Might there be a number I could give you a call on later today or perhaps tomorrow? Any help at all that you feel you might be able to offer would be very much appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Alex Buxton

    • Hello! I’m sorry for the late reply. If you still are interested in chatting I would be happy to send you an e-mail. How am I able to contact you?

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