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An alternative look at life in the Land of the Rising Sun, coming from its southernmost prefecture, the island of Okinawa.
Posted By Dave on July 8th, 2014

http://www.biginjapan.co/biginjapan/getting-healthy-in-leeds-with-v-physique-body-by-design/

Those who have known me a while will know that I just about kept my body shape in control (mainly in Okinawa through sweating generally due to the heat and humidity) or because of walking so much with my car dying.  It definitely wasn’t due to exercise though!  But after a couple of months of being back in England […]

 
Posted By Dave on July 8th, 2014

http://www.biginjapan.co/biginjapan/getting-healthy-in-leeds-with-v-physique-body-by-design/

Those who have known me a while will know that I just about kept my body shape in control (mainly in Okinawa through sweating generally due to the heat and humidity) or because of walking so much with my car dying.  It definitely wasn’t due to exercise though!  But after a couple of months of being back in England […]

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Posted By Dave on November 19th, 2013

It’s been 9 years, 3 months and 19 days since I landed in Tokyo, a little bleary-eyed but eager to see what the Land of the Rising Sun would hold for me.  The plan was to stay here a couple of years and then go back to England and start a career in my real […]

Posted in General, Japan stuff, News
Posted By Dave on November 19th, 2013

Anyone who’s been reading the periodic updates on this site over the past 6 months will know that in March of this year I underwent LASIK eye surgery at Kobe Kanagawa Eye Clinic’s Osaka branch.  Well you can read about that experience elsewhere, but in short, I’ve been more than happy with the results.  I’ve […]

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Posted By Dave on August 26th, 2013

As a few of you may have read previously, in March of this year I headed up to Osaka and the Kobe Kanagawa Eye Clinic for a Premium iLASIK procedure on my eyes.  I’d been up in Tokyo a month previously for a pre-LASIK consultation and they said despite me being on the borderline of […]

Posted By Dave on July 16th, 2013

http://www.biginjapan.co/biginjapan/black-onyx-pacesetters-okinawa-chapter-charity-car-wash-event/

Went to a nice little event this past Sunday here in Okinawa at Kadena Marina.  The Black Onyx Pacesetters (Okinawa Chapter) in conjunction with The Kandi Girls were running a charity bike and car wash, with proceeds going to a local Okinawan orphanage.  It was a very well run event, with food and refreshments for […]

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Posted By Dave on July 5th, 2013

http://www.biginjapan.co/biginjapan/im-now-comptia-security-certified/

Another test, another pass, and another IT certification to add to the pile (of one!).  Following my CCNA exam success earlier this month (see the certification below I received this week), last Friday I headed down to Naha and took my CompTIA Security+ certification exam.  And as you can probably guess from the title of […]

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Posted By Dave on June 24th, 2013

http://www.biginjapan.co/biginjapan/making-progress-towards-a-new-career/

About a year ago, you might remember (although most likely not) I talked about getting some IT study in and maybe entering the IT industry in Spring 2013.  Well, the intended timeline for that didn’t go exactly to plan, as I’m still here teaching and most likely will be until the end of my contract […]

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Posted By Dave on June 18th, 2013

It’s been a while, but I’m back on here.  I know I keep promising I’ll write more often but money motivates, and having just spent money on another 3 years of hosting and the domain name, I’d better make use of it! It all came around last month when Fatcow.com, my previous hosting company, told […]

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Posted By Dave on April 1st, 2013

First of all, if you managed to make it through my initial LASIK article then I do appreciate it.  When I get writing I do tend to ramble a little and I just checked and it weighed in at over 2,500 words!  I wanted to give everyone as full a recount as I could though, as I […]

Posted By Dave on March 26th, 2013

Since the age of about 6 or 7 I’d say, I’ve had glasses almost permanently attached to my face.  The first thing I do in the morning is reach over and put them on, and the last thing I do at night before falling asleep is take them off.  The only time I don’t wear […]

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