I’m still here!

  So I'm still here, kicking in it in the Land of the Rising Sun. I know, it's been a while since I've posted, but I've been super duper busy. However, I really want to continue chronicling my adventures. Currently, there's 7 posts I have drafts of, the only thing they're waiting on (and what's slowing …

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Quick update, more coming soon!

So it's been about two and half, three weeks since Golden Week (the only "real holiday" teachers seem to have in Japan, when three national holidays coincide and you only need to take 2 days off to get a full week break). I went to Cambodia, I had a blast, it was extremely, mind-searingly hot and …

Nanowrimo 2014 — or, “what am I doing? I don’t have time for this!”

But, then, who really has time for anything these days? I'm going to try and make time this year; I really want to get back into writing as I did a couple years ago -- daily, steadily, with enough output to ensure a book. I may have put my dream (published authorship as gainful employment) on the …

Name Change

I’ve changed the name of the blog to Everyday Jetsam. Don’t worry, you don’t need to update any URLs or anything right now; http://www.himantraweb.com still works for another year, at which point I might let it go and stick with http://www.everydayjetsam.com (which also leads to this page). Why the change, you ask?

I have internet!

Here's the good news: I have internet! I never realized how much I rely on the internet before. Googling, Wikipedia-ing, even dictionaries and train timetables require the internet (I've gone as paperless as I can manage for a while now). But, Japan is a strange mix of technologically savvy and old school. While they have …

More than you ever wanted to know, most likely

OMG, here it is! My official blog to chronicle my journey in Japan, as well as anything else that happens in my daily life. I'll be posting pictures, as well, in the Gallery page. There will be a gallery that is password protected and viewable only by people I know in real life (you'll need to ask …