Tag Archives: sapporo

shitsurei shimasu

That’s what you’re supposed to say when you leave the presence of a teacher. ::deep bow:: ::walks backward toward the door:: ::exits:: I have to admit, I’ve been putting this one off. When I post this entry, it will bump … Continue reading

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Last Month In Sapporo

Thanks to my new speedy internet connection, pictures from my last month in Japan are up sooner than planned. I decided, against a lot of people’s advice and my own good judgment to make a Japan photo album, so I … Continue reading

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Kaerichatta

On the plane… …”It’s just like any Japanese anime, but the music is dope,” says some Asian guy talking to some girl. Who uses dope that way anymore? And why do I understand him when he says that? In fact, … Continue reading

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More Proof That Japan Is Infact the Magical Kingdom of Narnia

For a long time now I have come to the conclusion that Japan is not actually part of the real world and that when I tell all of you of my life abroad you will all say, “but you were … Continue reading

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Out of Context

Since coming to Japan, I had begun to think that I had become more honest – more upfront – since a language barrier doesn’t allow you to use euphemisms very well. I thought I noticed a slight increase in assertiveness … Continue reading

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Old Friends, Bookends

A few weeks ago, I noticed that December 11th is on a Saturday this year, which I thought was cool since I started going out with Justin on Saturday, December 11, 1999. I remember it was a Saturday because it … Continue reading

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The Secrets To Obtaining Enlightenment

To obtain enlightenment, mix together ceremoniously: -1 really excellent and really strange vegetarian monk meal -4.5 cups of tea -4 hours of sitting on a cushion with your legs folded lotus-style -1 part intense concentration while trying to understand Japanese … Continue reading

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