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

  • Tatami maker in Takamatsu
    on February 24, 2023

    I should write “one picture posts” more often, don’t you think? Well, actually what do you think? Today, a small tatami maker near downtown […]

  • “Parting Gift to the Island’s Maritime Days” on Awashima
    on February 21, 2023

    Parting Gift to the Island’s Maritime Days is a very interesting project on Awashima. Some background first. Awashima is one of the Shiwaku islands […]


In this newsletter, I talk about various topics. I try to focus on cultural things, but anything is fair game. Sometimes I republish posts from my blogs, sometimes, it’s original content. I also tell you what’s been happening in my blogs if necessary. You should sign up for it first if you’re not familiar with my writing, blogging, and the rest. Read the latest one ➡

  • I’m on a plane, I can’t complain…
    by DavidB on March 22, 2023 at 9:39 am

    (This post was originally published on my blog also called Liminal Web)Liminal Web is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Ten days ago, I was on a plane to France. I’ll save you the suspense, everything went smoothly. I’ve been in my childhood home since – mostly chilling. As jetlag has finally worn off (it always takes longer when you’re not that active – I haven’t been that active for the past week), I’m not in a constant half-asleep half-awake state, so I’ll try to write a little. I’m not sure I’ll do it much more while in France; quiet and alone time is pretty scarce in my childhood home, with five people in it.


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
  • Origami Pokémon
    on March 22, 2023

    These days, my daughter has been making origami Pokémon. And she must be quite proud of her work because she even allowed me to post them online. […]


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: