I’m kind of a nerd.


For many Americans like myself (and many, many other people from all over the world) Japan is considered the Mecca of video games; a sacred land that birthed Nintendo, Playstation and an array of dearly loved game franchises like Final Fantasy, Zelda and of course Mario. While I’m not a super nerd that buys dozens of games and spends all his free time in a dark room in front of a glowing screen, I will admit that gaming has been a significant part of my life ever since I can remember, and also played a large part in me becoming interested in Japan.

My first fond gaming memories were from when I was about five years old and I played games like Super Mario World, Mortal Kombat and Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo (スーパーファミコン). Later, for my 9th birthday I received a Nintendo 64 and the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time which made me fall in love with role-playing games (RPGs) and has influenced me ever since. Nowadays, I have a Playstation 4 and love to play games from the Japanese video game company From Software.

While gaming is a great passion of mine, I also realise that many think it’s a waste of precious time (my wife is one of those people)! I titled this post “I’m kind of a nerd” because I also believe it’s important to keep a balance with what I choose to do in my free time so I can keep up with everything else happening in my adult life while nourishing my other interests.

Whatever you may choose to do with your free time, I hope you enjoy it!







最近のグローバル化に伴い、英会話スクールの必要性はますます増加しております。特に、スピーキング・リスニング・ライティング・リーディングの4技能をバランスよく持つ人材が必要とされており、英検など4技能対応型の試験への期待も高まっております。小学校の英語必修化や資格試験を重視する大学入試の大幅な変更もすぐそこに迫って来ている中、 アミック・イングリッシュセンターとしては、英検やTOEICの対策にも力を入れており、優秀な外国人及び日本人講師を積極的に採用しております。