An American living in Japan reflects on experiences as a foreigner, bioluminescence, and myriad other things.
Gaijin「外人」 literally means outside person, or foreigner in Japanese. Often seen as derogatory, many expatriates appropriate the term as a badge of pride.
Champloo「チャンプルー」 Is a Ryūkyū term for ‘mixture’, ‘mixed’, in the sense of a mashup. This term is the name of a popular dish found in the Ryūkyū islands, and also occurs in the name of a popular Japanese anime series.Follow @gaijinchamploo