Monthly Archives: June 2010

Oh, god, not Tokyo Tower again

So this is my fifth trip to Japan. The first time, I went to Tokyo Tower as a tourist. And the second time I went there because I’d broken something my wife had bought there on our first trip and … Continue reading

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Calligraphy Lesson

It may or may not be obvious, but I’m a bit of an attention whore. I loves me an audience. This will become apparent. We had calligraphy class after our normal lessons today. Obviously, with only an hour to do … Continue reading

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This Egg Sandwich is Yummy.

Let’s bite and taste it! Tamago dog! Basically egg salad in a hot dog bun, yours for a reasonable Y100 at your nearest Family Mart. Out of the package: And actually it was pretty yummy.  I’ve noticed that expiration dates … Continue reading

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Japan-size me

While I’m over in Japan taking language courses, I’ve been doing some side research on a project of my own – that is, I’m trying to find out if it’s really as hard as everyone says to find clothes that … Continue reading

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Parfait GET

There’s an early episode of Ranma 1/2, everyone’s favorite comedy about sex-changing martial artists, in which Ranma (in his feminine form) is gorging himself on parfaits because he could never possibly order one as a man. Having been to Japan … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Cheese Teri Tama

I’ve been trying to be sociable while I’m in Japan, which means that I’m trying to invite people along when I go down to the nearby station area to eat.  Unfortunately, I’m learning that this comes with some necessary compromises. … Continue reading

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Tooth Beavers?

This is probably only funny if you watched Ren & Stimpy in the 90s. Since I did, I cringed JUST a little at the sight of a dental office with a beaver mascot. 🙂

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