Today marks the end of my stay in Okayama. It’s been fun, but a new week and no more races means it’s time for me to pack up and move on. Rather than book anther hotel, for Osaka I’m doing a homestay with a local family, kind of an Air BnB sort of a deal […]Read more "Day 5 – Goodbye Okayama, Hello Osaka"
The SuperGT race this weekend is one of the main reasons I wanted to come to Japan, and why I ended up staying in a relatively unknown city like Okayama to begin with. Did it live up to the hype? Oh hell yes. For those unfamiliar, SuperGT is a Japanese touring car racing series, which in my […]Read more "Days 3 and 4 – Off to the races"
I woke on Day 2 to another gray and drizzly day, something of a theme for weather where I am right now. After writing a blog post and eating a fine breakfast from 7-11, I decide to get out of Okayama and take the shinkansen over to Hiroshima, only about 45 minutes away by bullet […]Read more "Day 2 – Bombs and Baseball"
Howdy y’all. Let’s get right down to the genuine far-east blogging. I woke up early this morning, not fully adjusted to the new time zones, and I wrote my first Day 0 blog post. A little after 7am I went down to the hotel lobby for my first true meal in Japan. Helpful waitress lady […]Read more "Day 1 – Rainy Day Castles"
Ohayo fellow readers! ‘Tis I, Geo, ready to embark on a new adventure. Over the next two weeks I will be traveling around Japan and hopefully sharing a new post every day or close to every day with all the latest developments. Trip Overview I am in Japan for two weeks. I flew from Midland […]Read more "Back in the Saddle – Japan awaits! (Day 0)"
Well guys, I did it. I pulled the trigger. I’ve launched the Kickstarter campaign for my novel: The Wayward Astronomer. This book is the most important thing I have ever created in my life. It’s been a long journey to get here, but now this is where the work really begins. I have spent almost […]Read more "Art for the sake of art itself"
Hi Everyone! Tonight I went out and saw Zootopia, Disney’s (not Pixar’s!) newest animated family film. I remember laughing at the trailers a few months ago, and after seeing a pile of good reviews I decided to just commit to the $10 investment in my entertainment. After spending double the ticket price on two beers […]Read more "CGI Metaphors, Shakira, and a 15 minute reflection"