English Tips & Advice

A while ago, I started making short videos for my students to help them with specific English points they tend to have trouble with. It eventually became a YouTube channel, as I assume that if the videos are helpful to my students, they can be helpful to anyone learning English.

The videos are available directly on YouTube, as well as on the blog here. Sometimes blog posts have a few more details.

Latest video

Latest blog post

Seto Inland Sea of Japan & Setouchi Triennale

Setouchi Explorer is a site and blog content that I’ve been maintaining and writing since 2010. It will guide you through the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, particularly its eastern part and the Prefecture of Kagawa on the island of Shikoku.

The other main focus of the blog is the Setouchi Triennale. It is a major contemporary art and architecture festival that takes place every three years on the small islands of the region. Setouchi Explorer probably is the most detailed source of information about the festival in English. There is also a French version called Ogijima.fr.

Setouchi Explorer

Latest posts

  • Tamamo Park, Spring 2024 (part one)
    on April 28, 2024

    These days, I don’t post nearly enough, and yet I’m starting a multi-part post. What’s wrong with me? I realized a couple of days ago that I […]

  • Takamatsu Anpanman Train Park
    on March 24, 2024

    The shopping mall right next to Takamatsu Station, which was under construction for a couple of years is finally open. It’s called “Orne” […]


I’ve been regularly writing blogs from before the time the word “blog” even existed.

My current “generalist” blog is called Liminal Web. There, you’ll find various topics mostly revolving around travel writing, pop culture, photography, journaling, and more.

It is published in English and French. Below, you’ll find links to the English homepage and latest post.

Liminal Web.Site
  • Ants… Lots of ants…
    on May 9, 2024

    Alright, warning and all that: if you have a phobia of ants or crawling things, maybe you shouldn’t stay here… . . . . Is everybody still here […]


Metastructure is a writing experiment that was started more than 15 years ago by a friend and me.

It only recently found its way to the web, and it will be an ongoing project for many more years hopefully.

Trying to describe it would spoil the fun.

The posting rhythm is very slow – the writing process pretty much has become one of a novel, even though I don’t see MetaStructure as a novel – as it’s a bit tricky to post paragraphs that may be completely changed at a later date. However, if you’re intrigued and want to read a preview of stories before they’re completed, click on the links below: