Tag 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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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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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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Who was that masked man? マスク対策

Were this America, I’d be getting stares, what with this ridiculous-looking mask I’m wearing. But, alas, this is Japan — I get them regardless. So here I am, rocking the hay fever mask in all it’s suffocating glory. Can I … Continue reading

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Train, train 走って行け、train, train, どこまでも

Some people hate trains, especially foreigners living here who aren’t used to such public methods of transportation. I’m not one of them. Despite having to deal with a daily one-hour commute, I like the freedom a train offers; you’re free … Continue reading

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Drunk on (in) Japan: 飲兵衛の物語

The sauce has given me plenty of trouble in this country — and probably more than my fair share. I definitely drink more in japan than I did back home. In fact, I’m fairly certain that I drank more in … Continue reading

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