Interviews, Music

Swinky, Kenyan Musician Making Waves in Japan

I first heard about Swinky on a Facebook group, where someone had shared a link to a video of her appearance on the Churchill Live show. I was enthralled! I mean, she was a Kenyan working as a singer in Japan! That had been my dream a few years ago, before I discovered programming! Naturally, I had to get in touch and ask her if she would do an interview for the blog!

Mbithe’s ideal life would consist of an infinite loop of travelling to beautiful, idyllic locations with breathtaking views, amazing food, and nothing on her to-do list but relaxation and rejuvenation. Mbithe’s actual life involves a lot of proposals, research papers, and code, with just enough travel to make up for the rest of it.

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Cuisine, Interviews

Cheka Japanese Izakaya

This past Monday, we, The Wondercores, sat down with the Chef and Owner of Cheka Japanese Izakaya for a brief interview which we were very excited about, seeing as it would be the first interview we would feature on the blog. Chef Yuki welcomed us in with a nice hot cup of green tea which I was really grateful for because it was a very cold morning. We then had a very interesting conversation as we sipped on our tea.

In a perfect world, Gillian would be travelling round the world in her red vintage VW T1 van (Hippie Van) gathering stories of the people she meets and retelling them to those ready to listen. She is in the process of building this world which is now going to have all of you in it.

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