The State of the Bulls Organisation

When I first became interested in basketball, I soon became a Chicago Bulls fan. The allure of Jordan and Pippen at their peak was too great to ignore for an 11-year-old learning how to shoot, dribble and play defense. Following our last title came the lockout season. Full-blown tank mode. Shipped Pippen to the Rockets….

The Return

After a three year hiatus, I decided to start writing here again. A basic rundown of what I’ve done over the last three years is this… I met someone very special, we got married and decided to move back to Melbourne. There’s a multitude of other things that happened along the way. The conversation school…

Here’s the low-down…

So, it has been well over six months since I posted in this blog. But tonight was a solid reminder of why I should do my best to write at all and or any times possible. I can’t even fathom why, but sometimes the universe just has a way of throwing these things at you….

Fireworks!

It’s hard to know where to start with this entry. My usual process is take notes of my day-to-day happenings and reflect on them when sitting down to write these entries in one sitting. However, I haven’t been taking ANY notes lately. Since coming back to Japan, actually. I want to make more of an…

Some Reflections

I can adequately sum up my time in Australia by using one word… Busy. I can’t even accurately recall most of my time in Melbourne because it was largely a blur. I feel terrible because I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to catch up with. But my trip served a far greater purpose than I…

The Night Before a Flight

I’ve never understood why airlines maintain this nonsense about arriving 3 hours early for an international flight. They basically just want to make you wait for the sake of waiting. First, you wait to check in. Then you wait to have your bags scanned and ‘random’ explosive device scans. Then you gotta bypass customs – guess…

When the Words Don’t Flow

I’ve been finding it harder and harder to concentrate on my writing these days. Boring you to death with the details would be unfair on you, dear reader, so I will focus on something I definitely know I can write about. By and large, my time in Japan has been a very positive experience. Such…

One Year Anniversary and Visitors: Part 3

First! Umeda Sky Building. So this building is 40-odd floors high. You can go up to what they call the ‘sky garden’, where there’s all manner of things to interact with and do. As a matter of fact, the more I say about these particular things, the higher the chance I’d ruin the experience for…

One Year Anniversary & Visitors: Part 2

This photo was taken at a lovely cafe in Nara called Cafe Cachette. This cafe has one of the nicest serves of tacorice I have ever been served. For the uninitiated, tacorice consists of: A bed of rice topped with crushed corn chips, shredded lettuce, spicy beef mince, melted cheese, tomato salsa, mayonnaise and dusted with…

One Year Anniversary & Visitors: Part 1

Today marks one year since I moved to Kyoto. I’ve had an amazing time here and feel that I’ve been very fortunate and blessed. Trying to encapsulate all my thoughts, feelings and reflections into a blog post is nigh on impossible to do. But now it is time for me to start thinking about what…