Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Big Ones?

I've been mulling over how to start this blog for some time now, and just because I have finally put pen to paper (or rather finger to keyboard), it is no indicator that I have come up with the perfect beginning. However, like any good book, film, or adventure, there has to be a beginning, and so I decided to press on and get something down.

As we go through life, occasionally we have an experience which seems to stand out from the rest of our mundane day to day lives. These are what I have come to call the "Big Ones", and they can be anything from having an epic holiday with your mates, to simply hearing a bit of a rad tune on the radio. The Big Ones are what make life worth living, and provide the excitement in an otherwise ordinary day.

"So why the blog?" I hear you ask. Well, I'm about to embark on a bit of an epic mission to hunt out the Big Ones in as many far reaching places as I can get to, and I want to bring as many people along for the ride as possible. Granted, I'm going to be the one really "living the dream", while you guys are made to watch from the sidelines, but you'll all be there in spirit and together we can share in what the world has to offer.

Being a second year Japanese and Spanish student, I'll be off to Japan for a year starting in September. This presents an amazing opportunity to find new and interesting Big Ones in the Land of the Rising Sun. On top of that, I'll be heading in the opposite direction in July, spending a month in Argentina chilling with the family and searching out those well known Latin Big Ones (known locally as "Los Grandes").

So I hope you'll stick around and make yourself comfortable. Suffice to say, there are plenty of Big Ones to come.



  1. "You are now following in search of the big ones" ... I'm like a disciple.

  2. Hey James, looking forward to hearing of your exploits in Japan. It'll be interesting to see how our experiences compare.

    Did you say you were coming to Rikkyo? Do you know where you're going to be living yet?