So it seems that I will use this space to broadcast the much-loved self-profile.

Name: Christopher James Ikaikapu’uwai Leong (梁)

Birthdate: October 4, 1984

Age: 23

Astrological Sign: Libra / Wood Rat

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Current Town: Kasuga Town, Tamba City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Education: ‘Iolani School, Diploma, June 2002; Lewis & Clark College, B.A. Foreign Languages & Literatures, May 2006

Occupation: Assistant Language Teacher, Hikami Prefectural Senior High School

Hobbies: Reading, Sleeping, Traveling, Taking pictures, Browsing the internet, Listening to music, Watching movies and J-dramas, Swimming, Collecting car brochures, ドライブ

Interests: Languages, Cars, Trains & Train Stations, Bookstores, History, Mobile Phones

Current Mobile Phone: NTT DoCoMo FOMA N902i (Blue)

Favorite Color: Federation Blue

Favorite Food: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian

Favorite Books: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, 世界の終わりとハード・ボイルド・ワンダーランド, ねじまき鳥クロニクル, The Eight, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The End of Detroit, Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit, The United States of Toyota, Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series

Favorite Movies: The Back to the Future Trilogy, Star Trek: First Contact, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, The Lion King, Dumb & Dumber, Dude Where’s My Car?, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Shrek (1 and 2), Ghostbusters (1 and 2), Ice Age, Bean, ハウルの動く城, 天空の城ラピュタ, 功夫

Favorite TV Shows: Everybody Loves Raymond, Star Trek (TNG/DS9/VGR), クレヨンしんちゃん, ドラえもん, 頭文字D, 電車男, 危険なアネキ, サプリ

Favorite Music: TBA. Too many to list.

Favorite Cars: USF40 Lexus LS460, GSE20 Lexus IS250, GRS184 Toyota Crown Athlete, GGA10 Toyota Mark X Zio, ST246 Toyota Caldina, JZX110 Toyota Verossa, JZA80 Toyota Supra, JZZ30 Toyota Soarer, AE86 Toyota Sprinter Trueno, ACV40 Toyota Camry

Current Car: AE110 Toyota Corolla 1.5 SE-Saloon L

Currently Desired Cars: BNR34 Nissan Skyline GT-R, CKV36 Nissan Skyline Coupe, Z33 Nissan Fairlady Z

Favorite Car Company: トヨタ自動車株式会社 (Toyota Motor Corporation, including its Lexus and Scion sales divisions and fully-owned subsidiary Daihatsu)

Favorite Train Company: 京阪電気鉄道株式会社 (Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.)

Favorite Train Stations: JR Kyoto, Keihan Hirakatashi, JR Ikebukuro, Hankyu Umeda, JR Himeji


One Response to About

  1. Tamas Gantner says:

    Hi mate,

    My name is Tamas and, if all goes well, I will be coming to Tamba City end of August to work as a JET. Unfortunately, I don’t know any of my placement details as yet, just been told that I’d be coming to Tamba. But no idea which school I’d be working with or anything like that…

    Anyway, I’m from Sydney but my background is Hungarian… Since I don’t know much about Tamba at all (even though I was trying to find out things from the web and from your blogs, I don’t seem to be able to find much info), I thought I’d email you to see if you can refer me to some website or send me a bit of info on what that place is like, how’s life over there, in general… My first impression is that it must be pretty much like a rural area, with Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto as the nearest bigger cities.

    Hopefully, you get this message and by the time you reply back, I might have more info available from my Contracting Organisation.

    Thanks in advance,



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