Hello! My name is Brendan Ellis! I’m from the US. My hometown is in the state of Maryland, near Washington, D. C. The name of my hometown is Bel Air. It’s a small town, with friendly people, some farms, and lots of open space. So nice! My state, Maryland, is famous for seafood, and especially crab! We love to eat crab in the summer with all our friends. We even eat crabcakes, which are lick crab burgers. Very tasty!
In high school, I studied computer programming. When I went to university, I thought that was what I wanted to do. Later, I changed my mind, and studied to be an elementary school teacher. After graduating, I decided to change again, and become an English teacher in Japan. Definitely one of my best decisions ever!
I came to Japan in April 2018. I live in Itabashi ward in Tokyo. It’s a nice place to live. I came to Japan for a few reasons. First, I really love Japanese music! I started listening to Japanese music in university, and it’s great! I also love Japanese games, like Metal Gear and Biohazard. I’ve been playing games since I was very young, and I always played Japanese games. Japanese anime is something else I like. It was on TV a lot when I was a kid. I’m a big Gundam fan!
Playing games is not my only hobby. I also like to play guitar. I bought an electric guitar soon after I came to Japan, and I play a few times a week these days. I’ve also started recording my own original songs, too. It’s fun! I take a lot of inspiration from Japanese music. I also like cooking food from many places around the world. Pizza is one of my favorite things to make!
Moving to another country has helped me become more creative. I’ve learned a lot, and I hope I can teach you soon! Keep on learning!