Monthly Archives: April 2004

At the beach

My thanks to everybody who commented on my last post…! I’m happy to report that I’m still alive and (apparently) none-the-worse for the wear, though any potential mental defects as a result of my head striking the hood/pavement may not have have bubbled up to the surface yet . Actually, the father of the girl…
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Panda gets run over by a car

The day started like any other day – rainy clouds covering the entirety of the sky, gloomy teachers shuffling their way around the staffroom, bored-out-of-his-mind panda desperately trying to avoid stabbing himself with a straw while playing human tape recorder to the disinterested, disaffected student masses – so on and so forth. The scene of…
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Mortality

[I know this is a really long post without a lot of pictures. If you do take take the time to read it, thanks!] I’m staring across the table at this man. the first thing that strikes me is his teeth – precarious, almost fragile looking. unlike many Japanese, they’re aligned in a relatively straight…
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Cherry Blossoms

Friday, April 09, 2004 One of the ways you know it’s spring is when the cherry blossoms start to bloom. For a period of about 2 weeks in late march and early april (depending on where you live) the entirety of Japan is awash in brilliant pink cherry blossom flowers – big bushy masses of…
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Point Cards

Japan can be a wacky place. After living here for a while, you tend to get used to a lot of it however – banners featuring topless women advertising massage parlors in the middle of the day, 85 lb. wanna-be B-boy Japanese boys walking around in baggy “thug” clothing simultaneously festooned with the logos of…
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