Hi, I’m Joshua Zimmerman and you’re one of those rare people who actually clicks on the “About” page on a blog. Now I feel pressured to entertain you, and I should warn you that I’m not very entertaining.
I’m a 27 year old American living in Yamanashi, Japan. If you don’t know where that is I’ll give you a moment to google it. Oh don’t worry. I’ll wait for you. I’ll give you a hint. Find Tokyo and then go left. Its where Mt. Fuji is, you can’t miss it.
I spend most of my days attempting to teach English to Junior High School students. I say ‘attempt’ because teaching English in Japan is much like using a spoon to bail out a sinking Titanic. While the job is fun and rather rewarding I’m always reminded of a quote. “There is no Nobel Peace Prize for ‘Attempted Chemistry.’” Powerful words to live by.
When I’m not trying to get children to make the words “mouse” and “mouth” sound different I travel around Asia. If I’m lucky I can spend some time diving in warm tropical seas taking photos of very small sea life. I also tend to carry around a small Domokun for company because in a pinch I can use him as a makeshift pillow.
So I welcome you to my blog. Feel free to look through the many years worth of random posts, picture, and videos that I’ve put together. Leave a comment if you’d like. It feels good to be loved.