Monthly Archives: November 2003

Strange day at the office

I had another weird experience today at work. But before that, I’m so happy to note that I’m gonna hop on over to Tokyo in a couple of weeks for some much needed “cultural furlough” (translation: “panda partying in the big city”). I miss Tokyo – not only my friends, but also the atmosphere, people,…
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Cold day

A three day weekend here in the land of the rising sun (though not so sunny today, as you will soon see). Actually, it’s Monday, which sadly means I have to go back to work tommorrow. Panda is tired, and desperately needs one more day to recharge before jumping back in the grind. To this…
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Coming along

An old house I pass on my way to work everyday… Apparently the last color scheme I picked was too dark to show up on some people’s monitors. (*in a huffy voice* “which obviously means you need to calibrate your monitors…!”) So I’m working on it now. I’m not sure how I feel about this…
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Japans a blast…

“Hey mike!! You know what would be really swell? If you would maybe prepare a three hour presentation talking about yourself, America, internationalization and experience as a foreigner living in Japan. Visual aids would be great, and if you could throw in a couple of power point presentations too? Oh yeah, and you’ll need to…
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Site update

I am so exhausted right now. I hate Thursdays – no matter what I do, by the time 9pm comes around, I’m dragging myself through the motions. I feel really bad for my night course adult students – I am being a shitty teacher, and I know it. It’s painfully obvious to all of us…
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Humpday

I hate the tuesday-wednesday-thursday stretch. Wednesday sandwiched inbetween those two unsufferably long days, an exhausted panda wearily tripping home from work at 9 pm on tuesday, shuffling bleary-eyed through wednesday and getting up at 7 on thursday to work another one of those 13 hour days again. The best thing after a long day –…
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Busy night

Pretty busy tonight trying to get my lesson plans all set up for tommorrow, so I’m afraid there’s no time for witty commentary in this post. *waits for people to sigh in disappointment* Why are panda’s eyes so pretty? Read on and find out!! I went out last night, and because I am so very…
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Dead panda walking

I’m slowly, but surely, starting to feel better. Furthermore, through some bizarre detail of scheduling, I’ve somehow managed to sneak the day off today, to rest and recover (my supervisor says it’s to compensate me for working on Saturday – I still think that I’m coming out ahead on this deal, seeing as how I…
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Panda Plague

I’m sick right now, so no updates this past weekend (or today) – sorry. If I can manage to drag my pathetically ill self to work tommorrow, I might be able to post something while hacking up a lung at my desk. Now listening to: “Juno Reactor – Navras” (off of the “Matrix Revolutions” soundtrack….
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pandadoodles

Sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been quite sick the latter half of this week. When you’ve got a sore throat, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned American cough drop. The weak wanna-be Japanese nodoame’s are no match for the ferocity of rawness which permeates every aspect of my throat when I’m ill….
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