Sam Baldwin found himself in this position when he

first_imgSam Baldwin found himself in this position when he became disillusioned with life as a ‘lab rat’ and decided to escape to Japan and embark on an adventure as an English teacher. The difference for Baldwin was that he didn’t see it as a year out – he saw this as a year in.For Fukui’s Sake tells the story of two years spent in the rural Japanese town of Ono in Fukui Prefecture and, inspired title aside, the book is a charming and often hilarious recollection of an Englishmen’s adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun.Baldwin expertly captures what it feels like to be a foreigner in a strange land and the book colourfully depicts the highs and lows of the adventure.With a slant towards the wild places and wildlife of rural Japan, he shares tales of mountain climbs, seven-day snow storms, snake invasions and bear attacks, as well as his growing relationships with the locals he meets.As he bids an emotional farewell to his class and says ‘sayonara’ to the locals he now counts as friends, it’s clear that Baldwin did indeed have his year (well, two actually) in.For Fukui’s Sake will appeal to anyone with an interest in Japan and armchair travellers who’ve wondered what it’s like to climb Mount Fuji, visit a Japanese dentist or go fishing in a swimming pool. And those pining for an overseas adventure will only be swayed further towards taking the plunge._For Fukui’s Sake is available from Amazon, or for more information visit: _ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Many of us dream of taking a year out somewhere exotic, far away from the daily grind and familiarity of life at home. RelatedJapan to give away 10,000 free flightsJapan to give away 10,000 free flights12 top travel books for ChristmasLight up the long winter nights with these 12 inspirational books guaranteed to make a great gift for the travel lover in your life this Christmas.Secret seas: 7 holiday seas you’ve never heard ofMediterranean mundane? Set sail for new nautical adventures. We introduce seven seas you’ve probably never heard of.last_img read more

Googles Hiring Process—in 140 Questions

first_imgGoogle is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the United States—and the company doesn’t skimp on the interview.So if your startup is trudging through the hiring process, take some recruitment advice from Google.The Seattle Interview Coach blog scored 140 questions Google asks during an interview. Here are a few greats:For product marketing managers:Who are Google’s competitors, and how does Google compete with them?If you are the product marketing manager for Google’s Gmail product, how do you plan to market it so as to achieve 100 million customers in 6 months?For product managers:Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands?For software engineers:How are cookies passed in the HTTP protocol?What is the C-language command for opening a connection with a foreign host over the internet?Your startup probably won’t need all 140 questions, but many of them are definitely work cribbing.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more