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[an error occurred while processing this directive] I live in Sanda City. It is located in Hyogo Prefecture, about one hour from Kobe, and 40 minutes from Osaka by train. Click here to see more photos of Sanda City and the surrounding area. Philippines I travelled around the Philippines for nine days. Click here to read notes from the trip. Click on the cities below to see the photos.Philippines

Manila
Silay
Dumaguete
Cebu
Panglao
Chocolate Hills
[an error occurred while processing this directive] I work at Arima Senior High School in Sanda. It is one of the largest schools in Hyogo Prefecture with over 1000 students. Click here to see more photos of the school, sports day and the annual agricultural festival.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] I went to the Summer Festival with Gina, Michie and Yumiko at Miwa Jinja Shrine in Sanda. Click here to see photos. China I travelled around China for three weeks. Click here to read notes from the trip. Click on the cities below to see the photos.China

Kunming
Dali
Lijiang
Chengdu
Xi'an
Beijing
Shanghai
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Kyoto is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Japan. However, as a city it cannot compare to other historical destinations around the world. Click here to see the photos.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Winter Holiday 2005 Nao and I went to Koh Tao, a small island in Thailand, for the new year. Click here to see more photos. Java Pool Game During my free time I created these games. Java Pool (37KB) allows you to play pool (billiards) against the computer, or against another human player. Rated as one of the top 5% of applets on the internet by jars.comTo view the rules click here. To launch the game in a popup window, click here
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Kyushu: Nao and I took the overnight ferry to Beppu. We then took the train to an active volcano, Mount Aso, and then on to Kumamoto. Click here to see more photos. Java Juggling Game Java Juggling (41KB) is a juggling simulator. It allows you to juggle with between two and seven balls, and is customisable, allowing you to Rated as one of the top 25% of applets on the internet by jars.comcreate your own patterns. Click here to read the rules and instructions.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Julie, Scott, Djana and I went to South Korea (and North Korea!!) for three days. Click here for South Korea, and here for the DMZ and North Korea. Java Paintbomb game Paintbomb (37KB): Draw a circle and a bomb will appear. Draw a square and a box will appear. Draw a line and the bomb will rebound Rated as one of the top 25% of applets on the internet by jars.comoff of it. Use the bombs to get rid of the boxes. Click here to read the full rules and instructions.
Malaysia, Singapore and England Summer 2004: I went to England via Malaysia and Singapore. Click here to see the photos. Java Boxes game Boxes (19KB) is a 3D puzzle game written in Java. Load the boxes onto the truck, choosing carefully where to place each one. Unload each box Rated as one of the top 25% of applets on the internet by jars.com(when prompted) to score points. Click here to read the full rules and instructions.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is part of the largest metropolitan area in the world with a population of more than 32 million (a quarter of the population of Japan). The population of Tokyo itself is 12 million. Click here to see more photos. Java Dodgems Dodgems: Do you have the skill to be the last surviving dodgem on the track? Play against up to five friends, or against the computer. Click here to read Rated as one of the top 25% of applets on the internet by jars.comthe rules, or here to launch the game in a popup window (33KB).
English Teaching Once every few months I teach English to children and adults at my friends house in Okaba, near Sanda. Click here to see the photos. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Nao and I went to Thailand, where we spent time in Bangkok and Ko Samui. Click here to see more photos.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan. There is no green space between Tokyo and Yokohama. Click here to see more photos. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Mobile Phone Photos: A collection of small photos taken with the camera on my mobile phone. Click here to see the photos. To see more photos, click here.
Tokyo, Taiwan and Miyazaki-ken Winter Holiday 2003: Chie and I spent one week in Tokyo, three days in Taipei, Taiwan, and two days in Miyazaki-ken, southern Japan. On the way to Taiwan, we flew over Mount Fuji and Sakura-Jima. Click here to see more photos. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Hiroshima: Nao and I went to Hiroshima for the weekend. Hiroshima was the first city to be attacked with an atomic bomb. Click here to see more photos.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture: Kameoka is a small city situated to the west of Kyoto. Click here to see more photos. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Hiking in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture: We went hiking in Ashiya's Rock Garden. Click here to see more photos.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture: For Golden Week I went to Kanazawa, 300 kilometres northeast of Sanda. Click here to see more photos. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: In 1995 an earthquake struck Kobe and the surrounding area. In Kobe's Harborland, An area of damaged land has been preserved as a memorial to the event. Click here to see more photos.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Shanghai, China: In March 2004 I spent three days in Shanghai, the most populated city in China. Click here to see more photos and movies. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Kobe is the largest city in Hyogo Prefecture. It has a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Click here to see more photos of Kobe City.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Winter Holiday 2004: Nao and I went to Hong Kong and Macau for five days. Click here to see the photos. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Himeji Castle is the finest in Japan. It is located in Himeji City which is in western Hyogo. Click here to see more photos of Himeji Castle.
Kobe Shimbun newspaper International Symposium: In September 2003, I took part in my school's 'International Symposium' which involved talking about life in England. It was reported in the Kobe Shimbun newspaper. Click here to see the article. [an error occurred while processing this directive] I went to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on a school trip. Click here to see more photos.
Nihongo Salon Every week I have a Japanese lesson at Nihongo Salon. It is a mixture of foreigners who live in Sanda, and Japanese volunteers, who teach Japanese one-on-one. Click here to see more photos. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Every year the Tenjin Matsuri takes place in Sanda. People from different temples around Sanda walk with floats to Tenjin Shrine. Click here to see photos.
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