It was Friday evening, and I was at home making chicken soup to round out an excellent day of staying home and not wearing pants. My phone lit up with an email from the manager at the school where I teach part time. “The weatherman says there will be a lot of snow tomorrow, so […]
You experience a lot of “firsts” when you come to a new country. They pile up right at the beginning of your experience, like when you use a new currency for the first time, eat a meal for the first time, have your first (stumbling) conversation with a local, etc. It’s all very exciting (and […]
When I was growing up, the bane of summer for my brother and I was gardening related. If my parents are reading this, I’m sure they already know well and good what I mean. WEEDING. We had stubborn weeds encircling our home, and we were engaged in a perpetual, futile battle to pull them all […]
The Carpenters sang “rainy days and mondays always get me down”. There wasn’t really much expansion into how one might feel if it was a rainy Monday, which it was this week in Tokyo. Rather than feeling “down” about it, however, I thought it would be a great opportunity to take a few pictures. It […]
After a flurry of posts two weeks ago, I was sadly unable to post anything last week. I was off and away, at the massive, terribly exciting, thrill-mobile that is FoodEX. Myself and several of my coworkers were stationed out in Chiba from Tuesday until Friday, where we were representing our company at the exhibition hall. […]
Behold: Here we see a friendly picture of President Barack Obama gracing the cover of a Japanese beer bar’s address book. He greets the onlooker with a simple “Hi”. “Cultural Collisions” like this stand out to me, and I usually find them hilarious. Part of me wants to ask “why?” when I encounter this kind […]
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