Recent Happenings - Presentation in Japanese / Kyoto Japan / Jamaican Prime minister at G7 Summit

Hi again,

Missed blogging last month. This month I will feature Kyoto, Japan.

Kyoto was an old capital of Japan a looong time ago for more than a 1000 years from 794-1868. The name Kyoto actually means capital city.

Kinkakuji / Golden Pavillion

The temple above is one of the most if not the most famous place in Kyoto to visit. It is rivalled only by these other two.

Fushimi Inari shrine


A visit to Kyoto is like going back to Japanese history. The only problem is that, the city center is usually filled with tourists every single day of the week. And when I say filled, I mean serious traffic stopping crowds of people, especially during spring (for the cherry blossom) and autumn (for the changing leaves).

It is often said that people from Kyoto tend to think of themselves as very distinct and special as against other Japanese. They also still identify Kyoto as the capital of Japan. 


Recent Happenings

Day 3594 (Interviewing Company presidents and Directors)
Tues, April 17, 2018

So I have some quarterly goals that I have to set and achieve for the company I work for. My company is a part of a larger group of around 15+ other companies. One of my goals this quarter is to interview some company presidents and group directors. 

One of them I interviewed was Dean Rogers, owner and co-founder of Dean Morgan K.k. the company that operates the language school chain "Rosetta Stone Learning Center". He is big on making investments and has a never give up attitude. 


Day 3605 (Avengers Infinity War Movie Date)
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Gave in and watched Avengers Infinity War today with my wife. It was quite amazing. The end left me sad but the story and everything about it was quite amazing 10/10. I still give Black Panther a slight edge over this though.


Day 3607 (Visit Friend of 20 years)
Monday, April 30, 2018

Visited my friend from community college, who is also here in Japan today. Her mom came from Jamaica to visit her.

 Someone actually mistakenly thought that her husband (there in the back) was me hahaha. We look a little different I think.


Day 3612 (Happy Birthday mi fren)
Saturday, May 5, 2018

My good friend invited me to her birthday dinner today. It was a pretty good time.


Day 3632 (Congrats on your Wedding Eric)
Friday, May 25, 2018

A friend of mine from California, who I met 10 years ago in Okayama when I just came to Japan, got married today. I didn't get to attend the ceremony, but I attended the party afterwards. Some friends who were in Okayama at the time as well, also came.


Day 3636 (Happy Birthday my Darling Takako)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Today was Takako's birthday and I took her to Sizzler. In the Yokohama Landmark tower shopping area. The food is amazing but slightly on the pricey side. 

If you do come here, try the cheese toast bread, you will never forget it!!!

I got her these as well


Day 3638 (Presentation about Jamaica in Japanese)
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Did a presentation in Iidabashi Tokyo today, about Jamaica and my experiences as a Jamaican in Japan. The now defunct Jamaica tourist board in Japan, formed an NGO called JIC (Jamaica Information Center).


This was my second attempt at doing a presentation in only Japanese, and it wasn't so bad I think. Well at least the reception was good from the audience. 


Day 3639 (Bought a Wii U)
Friday, June 1, 2018

Bought a Wii U from a co-worker today. She said she is now glued to her Nintendo Switch and the Wii U is just gathering dust. So I took it from her for cheap. 

Now, the only problem is, I don't really have time for this anymore, so why did I buy it? Well yeah, I got it for cheap.


PM Holness to Make Historic Presentation at G7 Summit

by Office of the Prime Minister (Jamaica) via JIS (Jamaica Information Service)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been specially invited to attend the G7 Summit set for June 8 and 9 in La Malbaie, in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada.
Prime Minister Holness was invited by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
Prime Minister Holness has also been asked to make a special presentation to the global leaders at the G7 Outreach Session. He will also participate in an exchange with the leaders at the Summit.
The historic invitation to Prime Minister Holness will make him the first Jamaican Prime Minister to speak at the Summit with the leaders of the seven most developed countries in the world.
The Summit will focus on issues such as building resilient coasts and communities, ocean knowledge and science, and sustainable oceans and fisheries. The leaders will also explore how to best address pressing challenges, including plastics in our oceans and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
The (G7) is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The forum offers an opportunity for G7 leaders, Ministers and policy makers to come together each year to build consensus and set trends around some of today’s most challenging global issues.