Shiina Ringo
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Shiina Ringo

by Michael Diana Well darlings, here it is. My Last Column Ever. It’s been a wild ride, hasn’t it… oh, all the bands and artists I’ve talked about that no one cared about. I do hope you’ll all continue to not care. It really made my life that much butter (sic). Continue reading

WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA
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WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA

By Michael Diana Finally, it’s spring. Birds are singing. Flowers are singing. Trees are singing. Everything is singing. Just, singing everywhere, all the time, always. Including the new school year! And as they say, new school year, new school YOU. Or maybe no one says it, but I bet it’s going to catch on soon! … Continue reading

Chiaki Naomi
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Chiaki Naomi

By Michael Diana IT’S ALMOST SPRING BREAK Y’ALL, YOU CAN DO IT!!! That was abrupt . . . anyway, really glad we got a new head editor, because I don’t want GMA to disappear for several months to forever! Next I just need someone to take over for me, but . . . in due … Continue reading

Plastic Tree
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Plastic Tree

By Michael Diana Good day to you all. I hope you enjoyed January and the first half of February. Perhaps you’ve skied, perhaps you’ve been to the Snow Festival in Sapporo, perhaps you’ve spent a lot of quality time with your kotatsu! First years, I hope you’re enjoying. Apropos of nothing I’ve just said, here’s … Continue reading

Hata Motohiro
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Hata Motohiro

By Michael Diana Happy new year to all of you! I hope you all had lovely winter breaks and are not too heartbroken to be back at work! I went to Bangkok and I think I narrowly missed another ALT at Wat Pho, just ships passing in the night, but that’s neither here nor there, … Continue reading