24 June 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Japan Blog Matsuri:June 2010: Hot fun in the Summer Time!

Japan Blog Matsuri:June 2010: Hot fun in the Summer Time!

Welcome to the June 2010 edition of the Japan Blog Matsuri!  This month’s theme is: So, you’re looking for some cool things to do this summer? Well. you’ve come to the right place!  Even if you’re just curious about how some of the people here in Japan spend their summer, you’re at the blog to be. The answers are here! By [...]

18 June 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Hot fun in the summer time!

Hot fun in the summer time!
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Loco here. With the deadline for post submissions to the June Japan Blog Matsuri quickly approaching, I just wanted to remind all of my fellow Japan bloggers, readers, followers and friends that it’s not too late, and submissions are still being accepted and most welcomed. So far we have a handful of excellent posts and a number [...]

17 June 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Conversation 6/16/10: Rice Subsidy

Conversation 6/16/10: Rice Subsidy

This conversation took place yesterday with the same student who is being transferred to his company’s New York office this Autumn: Student: I spoke with Human Resources today. Me: Oh yeah? Anything interesting? Student: Actually, they are going to give me extra money. Me: Really? You mean for extra expenses you incur living in New York? [...]

16 June 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Conversation 6/16/10: Stabbed, Shot, and Beheaded

Conversation 6/16/10: Stabbed, Shot, and Beheaded

This conversation took place this morning between Akiyama, Mrs. Betty and I in the teacher’s office: Me: What’s wrong? You look upset… Akiyama: A girl was… (she thrusts her hand at me in a stabbing motion with an invisible knife) with a knife! Me: Stabbed? A girl got stabbed?? Where? Here? Akiyama: No, at another [...]

15 June 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Conversation 6/14/10: Autumn in New York

This conversation took place between me and a student last night in a cafe in Yokohama: Student: So, I have some news. Me: What is it? Student: My company is sending me to New York at the end of August! Me: Really? That’s great news! Student: Is it? Me: Well, yeah. Aren’t you excited? Student: [...]

11 June 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama pt.2

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama pt.2

Here are some pictures from school C:          Well, that’s about it for now. Thanks for stopping by.   Loco

11 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Message to readers re: Contacting Loco

I just discovered by accident that my contact page was not working (entirely my fault) and so anyone who’s tried to contact me through that page in the past 2 months has not received a response for I have not received the message. If you are one of these people, I apologize. I assure you your emails [...]

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10 June 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Conversation 6/10/2013: Chai Enema

Conversation 6/10/2013: Chai Enema

Conversation with the toilet at Takashimaya in Yokohama 3 years from now Toilet:“Welcome to Takashimaya, and thank you for using our Interactive Restroom and Restorative Spa. Our genetic aroma-lyzer has indicated you are an English-speaking American, of African-American descent, from the North Eastern portion of the United States, and that you have been living in Japan for nearly a decade. [...]

10 June 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama

I’ve written a lot about the drama and adventure at Schools A and B, and at the new school C, but rarely do I actually show pics of the environment in which I work. I guess that left a lot to the imagination. Well, I’m going to remedy that today with a dose of the real. Following are scenes from [...]

07 June 2010 ~ 6 Comments

House Rules pt. 2: Through the looking glass

I went back to that same cafe with the stupid House Rules today. What can I say? It’s one of my favorite sanctuaries. While i was there I edited and uploaded all of those pictures from my trip last weekend to the rice fields in Tana and watched the NBA finals on NBA  Broadband…smoking stogies [...]