Random Thoughts

The Pressure to Hear English

November 16, 2009
By
The Pressure to Hear English

I take being surrounded by English speakers for granted. I imagine I’d feel completely liberated in one way if I were to return to Japan and begin my life with the Japanese people, but, in a far more accurate way, I’m slowly forgetting what it’s like to be in the language minority (never mind...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Japan, Random Thoughts, Teaching English | No Comments »

My Deadly Sin of Choice

November 12, 2009
By
My Deadly Sin of Choice

Gluttony. It isn’t necessarily restricted to the delights of chocolate, sugar, sweets, spices, and savory. Rather, this particular sin focuses on the carnal pleasures of all experiences. I know, I know: you’d think by this point, my studies on Buddhism would have alerted me to the fact that the path to enlightenment and true...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Random Thoughts | No Comments »

My Religion

October 19, 2009
By
My Religion

That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion. – Albert Einstein After going head-to-head with a commenter of Can Christianity Be Rescued From Fundamentalist Christians? and tweeting a lot on my...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Random Thoughts | 1 Comment »

The Lost Years

September 15, 2009
By
The Lost Years

An event that I would have assumed spelled the destruction of the universe and the end of all life on Earth has happened to me. I guess I should have seen it coming; I’m 27, my high school classmates are 26 or 27, and every day on Facebook, I see some reference to marriage:...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in New Zealand, Random Thoughts | 2 Comments »

Subscribe to OAT



Created by Webfish.

Need Advice on Living Abroad?

Thinking of teaching English in Japan? Volunteering in Thailand? Backpacking around New Zealand? If you're looking for some insider tips on the places to go and the people to meet, check out my consulting services. If you just have a few questions, no worries: email me.