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Brandon Chin

Brandon Chin
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Brandon Chin is a Jamaican-Chinese hybrid, and sees the world just the same: a mash-up of different stories. He spends his time asking questions through his writing. Music is his blood and he uses it to fuel his work. He is currently working on permanent residency in Japan. All of his content can be seen at brandonchin.net.
bubble tea

Bubble Tea and Life: What I learned about myself in Taiwan

This was the last tapioca ball you’d chew in your hometown. Enough of the watered down, flavorless and utterly fake bubble tea at your...

The Nanking Revolution

This is an excerpt from Brandon Chin's novel, "The Nanking Revolution". It is an alternative history of The Nanking Massacre where the Chinese civilians,...

WELCOME TO JAPANESE FOOD CULTURE IN PALM BAY, FLORIDA: IRASHAI 2

Walking into the small venue, I hear voices and see bodies moving. Suddenly, I am being hugged. I later learn that it’s the owner, Mimi....
Japanese math

How the Japanese can teach your kids math

They stare at the page. It’s been 30 minutes and they haven’t made any progress on their homework. Next thing you know, they’re on...

Beginner’s Guide to Japanese kitchen knives – the secret to washoku

You’ve heard it before. “Japanese knives are the best.” They’re sharp, artistic and get the job done (if you know what you are doing.) So, how...
WWOOF

This is what volunteering with WWOOF taught me about Japan

There were spaces in between the windows of her residence. At night, the cold came in with hesitation and snipped at our extremities with...