Archive | Season 2

18 February 2011 ~ 12 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E43: Fuck you, Loco! pt.2

click here for pt.1 I walked away from the confrontation with Ishii feeling unsettled. Not only had I lost my cool but he still had the ball in his pocket and a satisfied gleam in his eyes, so I had lost the battle of wills, as well. I was not thrilled. I must have been glaring at [...]

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17 February 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Live from Yokohama S2/E42: Fuck You, Loco!

Live from Yokohama S2/E42: Fuck You, Loco!

I was wrong about Satou-kun. I thought he was the type that liked to remain in the shadows, be the right hand of da man. Be  that reliable, capable, dependable, loyal soldier,  willing to not only carry out assignments but adept enough to anticipate the needs of his leader before they arise.  I remember I likened him to Bob [...]

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21 December 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E39: Yokohama Christmas Card Company

Live from Locohama S2/E39: Yokohama Christmas Card Company

Told my kids the other day that I was going to New York for the holidays, so they went ahead and made some greeting cards for me to take home with me for friends and family. Flooded my desk with hundreds of them, actually. Here are some of my faves:   Think my peeps will get [...]

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16 December 2010 ~ 15 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E38: The solution to the Japanese Ageing Crisis?

Live from Locohama S2/E38: The solution to the Japanese Ageing Crisis?

Many of you might have heard about the declining birth rate here in Japan. There’s much ado about it in the news. What’s to be done? Well, today at work I saw something that might be key: Get the kids to thinking about having babies! Yep. How do you go about that? Well…step this way: First you [...]

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12 December 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Over the course of the year, the school gets pretty dirty… Time to change that! It’s like a cleaning game. Japanese call it Zoukin Gake! Aren’t they just too cute for words….I love my kids! These pics were submitted as part of the Show Me Japan series at Budget Trouble Vol. 1/Issue 4. Please go there [...]

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03 October 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E35: Catch the dream!

Live from Locohama, S2/E35: Catch the dream!
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With the population decline, the well of kids to draw from has declined as well. So, High Schools have amped up their recruitment  a bit. Enrollment meaning funds and profits, of course. I noticed this year that the walls outside the third-year classes are literally littered with advertisements from every High School, public and private, in the area, [...]

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14 September 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E33: All by my lonesome

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Betty-Sensei had informed Akiyama and I that she’d be spending most of the day today at the doctor. She’s been having problems with her left knee. I’ve mentioned before the trouble she has walking and the pain she’s in most of the day. Beyond my concern for her well being, which was considerable, it also [...]

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23 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E28: Survival of the Suicidal

Live from Locohama, S2/E28: Survival of the Suicidal

Well, it’s natsu yasumi (summer vacation) for us ALTs, thus the pause in my Reality Show. I’ve been spending most of my vacation thus far knee deep in my summer writing project / catharsis / purging / self-therapy series I call: Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! For those of you who, despite it drifting slightly off [...]

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08 July 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E27: The girls in the hall

Live from Locohama S2/E27: The girls in the hall

The Board of Education showed up at School C today. Different guys from the ones that had shown up at School B, but with the same dynamic. Only this 偉い人 (big shot) had two underlings instead of one. I wish I had a picture to show you what I mean by the following phrase: the teachers were [...]

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07 July 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E26: Tanabata Tree

Live from Locohama, S2/E26: Tanabata Tree

So, I walked into the school today and noticed this big colorful tree with what looked like decorations hanging from it. Yeah, you probably guessed it, if you live here. if not, well here’s the reason:  tomorrow is known as Tanabata or in English as the Star Festival. there’s a lovely back story which I’ll [...]

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