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2012-11-14

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1. Blake Islington in Japan

The name is Blake Islington, a 20 something tea drinker from the United Kingdom. I will be working in Japan as an ALT.

Tags: Japan, Alt, Interac, Blake, Islington

Latest Blog Posts

  • On a quest for mountains part 5
    on Nov 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostI’m back, filling up my summer holiday. My next trip was to a small town called Hida- Takayama. I took the day train this time, travelling from Yokohama to Gifu followed by a four hour train ride in to the mountains. A b...
  • Sumo
    on Oct 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostI did have more to my summer holiday but I have got so far behind I will move on to the sumo. Watch this space in the next few days. For now, I leave you with some large bums.The post Sumo appeared first on Blake Islington in...
  • Filler material
    on Sep 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostIn the few days before my next trip: I did a lot of karaoke, played some maimai, went to see Pacific Rim on ladies night where my dress had no one fooled, and headed to the Tokyo science museum where I milked myself. The end.
  • On a quest for Mountains. The never ending blog posts. Part 4.
    on Sep 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostPart 1, Part 2, Part 3。 This is the last post for this summer trip. I will catch up and blast out the rest of my summer as I have fallen way behind. As I spent most of my holiday on the road or out I never had time to keep t...
  • On a quest for mountains. Part 3
    on Sep 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostPart 1, Part 2 Blake Islington brings you A Quest For Mountains Part 3, the epic ending to the trilogy. I have already signed a new deal to bring a part four to this series. It will have the same characters but a new story arc...
  • On a quest for mountains. Part 2
    on Sep 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostPart 1 I woke up freezing cold. Which was strange as it was 36 degrees outside. I went to sleep with my aircon set to 18 degrees! Lucky this was in my ryoken room.  I don’t turn my aircon on at home. I’m that chea...
  • On a quest for mountains. Part 1.
    on Aug 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostI left with a backpack. I came home with a backpack. If I didn’t I would have lost a rather expensive camera. That would have sucked. Train travel The shinkansen or bullet train is expensive to use when you have to pay f...
  • Going backpacking.
    on Aug 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostGoing backpacking. Back in a few days.The post Going backpacking. appeared first on Blake Islington in Japan.
  • Mt Fuji. The climb.
    on Jul 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostAlright, I have climbed Mt Fuji. The story is interesting, about the climb, the crap that happens, and the awesome ending. Would you like to know more? Background Myself and a friend were attempting a bullet climb of Mt Fuji,...
  • Summer time in Japan
    on Jul 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostJapan really knows how to celebrate summer. Fireworks that go boom, air conditioning so cold you have to wear a jumper, and skirts so short you might as well not bother wearing one. Ahhh, bliss. Today is about fireworks and no...
  • Summer holidays
    on Jul 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostSo, my company requests I send in a form that shows my travel plans if I plan to travel. The reason for this comes in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake that hit Japan. With worried family members calling the office it’...
  • You’re going to walk 7k in 35 degree heat?
    on Jul 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostThe hell. You ruined my plans. So I had this plan to meet a friend and goto some special thing that was happening in the area. I left to arrive at 10ish, as it takes me an hour to get out there. I check Google maps as I do, as...
  • Bicycle race
    on Jun 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostSpending money It was pay day a few weeks ago, people get a bit crazy around pay day, you know what I mean. A big cash sum has just appeared on that digital banking screen and you can’t wait to waste it on something. Thi...
  • Loud & metal open air museum
    on May 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostThat’s one more tick on my Japan bucket list for the first year in Japan, go to a concert. It was a damn good show, six bands for the price of one ticket. It did require me to go all the way to Tokyo, 25 minutes on the t...
  • Getting a fix in Japan
    on May 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostBack home I ate a lot of pizza. I mean a ton of pizza. I would cycle my 24 miles a day to and from work and get home soaking wet as I lived in England and it always fucking rains. Anyway, some days I would just walk home and s...
  • Golden Week part 2
    on May 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostSo Golden week was quite a trip, the first weekend I went to Izu we then had a three day work work week with another four day work week the following week. It was mad, shame every week isn’t golden week. Well if it was...
  • Drunk times
    on May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostThis story happened a few weeks ago, it prompted me to visit Izu. Kirin Kirin is the name of a famous brewery in Japan. They have a racket on a vast majority of the drinks made in Japan. Similar to Coke in the rest of the worl...
  • Izu Hanto いず はんとう
    on Apr 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostI told everyone I was going to Izu Hanto. Well actually, I told my family and anyone on Facebook who gave a damn. Yeah, so I was going to Izu. Famous for it’s hot springs, mountainous countryside, waterfalls, and clear...
  • The outlook is bleak sir
    on Apr 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostI want to dedicate this post to breaking and entering in Japan. However, I would like to make a quick snippet about my work for my tea drinking, biscuit loving royal touting family back home. I love my new job, it’s fun,...
  • Erect the banners for the steel phallis festival
    on Apr 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
    New Blake Islington PostEver wanted to spend a day looking at dick heads? Well now you can! Thanks to Blake Islington and his trusty Sony Nex5. If you live in parts of London you won’t find this post interesting as you meet with dick heads on a...
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