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Napa Wine Country Short Tour

I can’t say that I am a true connoisseur (and obviously I’ve not been drinking any today because I can still spell connoisseur). I like wine. 948 more words

Minding your P's and Q's in Japan

What’s considered polite and what’s considered rude varies massively from country to country, and Japan’s no exception. Here’s a rundown of some of the key things you should be aware of if you want to fit in and not cause a stir in 日本. 2,245 more words


Quote of the Day

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

—Oscar Wilde


Weddings in the land of En-musubi

November was a busy month, as anyone planning a wedding in Japan was probably planning to attend at least a few others as well.

I’ve heard it’s good luck to witness a wedding procession on a visit to a Shinto shrine, but I have never had that luck. 1,162 more words

Local Anecdotes

Maggie's Thought for the Week: Dog's Tails Never Lie

Body language tells a lot about a person. When we are nervous, our bodies may shake, twitch, sway or even start to sweat. Happiness may look like tears streaming down one’s face, uncontrollable belly laughter or even gasping for breath. 219 more words



Like many folk up and down the country no doubt, yesterday I went for my Christmas Day haircut….no I’m not twelve, I’m a grown man ha ha. 803 more words

Mind Your F**king Manners: Episode 1

As I venture into the adult world of dating, networking, and existing as my own person, I’m going to come across people whose mothers would be ashamed of their terrible rudeness and general assholery. 770 more words