Category Archive: Musings

My haiku attempt…

    The snow falls quickly, trying to catch the river. Water is frozen.  

The Simpsons pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

This is one of the greatest video clips I have ever seen in my life. If you are a lover of both The Simpsons and Hayao Miyazaki films, you will probably agree. In… Continue reading

Gunkanjima – Abandoned Japanese Island

Hashima Island, also nicknamed Gunkanjima or ‘Battleship Island’, is one of the many uninhabited islands in Japan. It is an old coal mine facility and used to be inhabited by around 5000 workers and families from the 1880’s.… Continue reading

Liebster Awarded!

During my blogging absence, I was kindly nominated for the Liebster Award by Vividhunter, blogger of Where Next Japan, which is a practical and beautifully photographed blog on Japan by an Australian who has been… Continue reading

Japalian is Back (with soba)!

I just wanted to make a quick post to say that I’m back to writing in Japalian again! I have been working on posts every weekend but never get enough time to actually… Continue reading

Wolf Children and a Meeting with Mamoru Hosoda

On Monday 15 April, Mamoru Hosoda, the director of anime movies The Girl who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars, made an appearance at a screening of his most recent movie Wolf Children in Newtown Dendy, Sydney.  I… Continue reading

Where were you on March 11?

Where were you when you found out Princess Di died? Where were you on 9/11? People ask these questions because they were moments when the world seemed to stop. Everyone knew what was… Continue reading

The best thing about Friday night is…

coming home and making Natto omelette! Who agrees with me? Itadakimasu.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in The Details

I guess what ‘Lost in the Details’ means to me is that sometimes we are so focussed on the bigger picture that we forget to notice the smaller and often more meaningful things… Continue reading

Jiro Dreams of Sushi and I Dream of Eating at His Restaurant

Yesterday was a good day. I accomplished one of my New Years Resolutions. I ran 5km in 29 minutes (1 minute before my goal time)! I hope my Nike Fitness thing on my… Continue reading