Category Archives: japan

Time marches on

Long time, no see. I’ve been busy over the past year. We moved house, took many trips and I was promoted to a senior-level position. Good stuff. There have also been a few bad things: we’ve yet to have a … Continue reading

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Moving on up!

Moving. That is usually one word that inspired dread in the lazy. So far for me, though, it hasn’t been that bad. Dare I even say it, the process has even been fun at times. In an attempt to move … Continue reading

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Write or wrong?

Just read an excellent piece on writing by Anna Quindlen. In it, she talks a bit about writing, and how most prolific writers, contrary to popular belief, hate writing. For many of them, it’s not an innate ability their blessed … Continue reading

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Totally rad

Being without bike, I was recently “forced” to walk to my nearest station, a decent 2-km trek. And during one of these trips to the station, I noticed something. Almost all the larger parks were undergoing some kind of construction. … Continue reading

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Fuck the po-leese

Never had the pleasure of having anything more consequential than my umbrella stolen in Japan — until last week. It was then that my bicycle was stolen. Naturally, I thought of reporting this to the police, but then remembered something … Continue reading

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On the wagon: 禁酒中

Yeah, it’s true that I wrote drinking was a way of life in Japan. And that I didn’t drink anymore than your average dude (or chick). I still think this is true. But a bender on April 1 and the … Continue reading

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節電伝説: Making the best out of the summer of “setsuden”

The summer of “setsuden” is probably something we will remember forever. While it’s just kicking off, it has all the markings of an unforgettable culmination of factors conspiring to make for a miserably uncomfortable season. But there’s another side to … Continue reading

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