“Ask me something else, Sybil,” he said. “That’s a fine bathing suit you have on. If there’s one thing I like, it’s a blue bathing suit.” Sybil stared at him, then looked down at her protruding stomach. “This is a yellow,” she said. “This is a yellow.” “It is? Come a little closer.” Sybil took a step forward. “You’re absolutely right. What a fool I am.” “Are … Continue reading Bananafish Chit-Chat
About a week ago I did a little “language exchange” with a friend of mine at a cafe in Shimokitazawa. Actually it was the same exact cafe where I met my podcast friend for coffee a few weeks before that. I don’t know why I keep returning to this one cafe out of the many dozens that shimokita has. It’s a really tiny cafe too, … Continue reading 出鱈目なwriting
Another two months, another blog post. I should probably stop starting each post with a reflection on how long it’s been since I’ve last posted, though. That’s just always the first thing that comes to mind when I have a blank canvass in front of me and I’m trying to begin again. Well in addition to being 2 months since my last posting, it’s, more … Continue reading Freelance Reflections
According to my suspiciously easy teaching contract, I’m supposed to teach at my school only 16 days a month. The theory behind this is that the same teaching contract applies to all teachers in my program placed in Tokyo Prefecture. Up until a few years ago, most of those teachers were not placed in the greater metropolitan Tokyo area, but were rather in the outskirts … Continue reading Who is laughing at mankind?
At long last the much-anticipated Japan blog! Even as I sit here poised on the brink of my first entry I’m struck with the strange self-involvement and almost purposelessness of this. The only thing that drives me forward is the idea that if I myself came across a blog chronicling someone’s random eclectic adventures in Tokyo, I would probably be interested enough to take a … Continue reading An Introduction