17 September 2010 ~ 1 Comment

First Comments

These are  my first comments from my first post back in 2008 (it was called “The Empty Seat“) . With the 2nd anniversary of Loco in Yokohama looming I’ve been thinking a lot about where it came from, where it is and where I want to go with it, if anywhere. When I transferred from WordPress.com to […]

15 September 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Conversation 9/15/10: I’m going to the hospital to die!

This conversation took place a few minutes ago between Akiyama, Mrs. Betty and I in the teacher’s office. I had returned from a smoke break and overheard the conversation the two of them were having…. Akiyama: …cuz it’s difficult working with ALTs sometimes. Mrs. Betty: It sure is. The both look up as I take […]

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 […]

14 September 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Conversation 9/14/10: Nihonjin ni nari tsu tsu aru ne (日本人になりつつあるね)

This conversation took place this morning, a few minutes ago. I walked in the door at 8:15am Akiyama: Good Morning Loco sensei! Me: Mornin’ Akiyama: Are you ok? How’s your tooth? (I had a tooth extraction on Friday. A molar. I have been a mess of drugs and pain since) Me: (Moan) Akiyama: Does it […]

07 September 2010 ~ 11 Comments

“We” the people

“We” the people

New ad for Softbank…this is hanging in Yokohama station. Just thought it was interesting considering my previous discussion of “WE” so I snapped a shot of it. Guess Softbank picked up on the vibe, too… Maybe they’ve had enough of this successful absurdity. At least I hope they have. (-; Loco

06 September 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Conversation 9/4/10: A generous asshole pt.2

Conversation 9/4/10: A generous asshole pt.2

Continuation from part 1 of the same conversation… Student: That’s funny! She seems like a very nice person. Me: Yeah, she was… By the way, you said tipping is an insult, right? Student: Yes! Me: Why? Student: In Japan, tipping is thought to be something that is done from up to down. Me: Ah…I can see that. […]

04 September 2010 ~ 20 Comments

Conversation 9/4/10: A generous asshole!

Conversation 9/4/10: A generous asshole!
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This conversation took place today between myself and a student at a cafe in Yokohama: Student: …So, have you written part 25 in your racism series yet? I read part 24… Me: Really? thanks! Yeah, I wrote it earlier this week. Student: What was it about? Me: It was about a guy I used to […]

03 September 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Don’t talk about Fight Club!

Don’t talk about Fight Club!

I’m reading “Fight Club” now, Chuck Palahniuk’s satirical debut novel on which the film was based. The book is dangerous…especially when read in my present state of mind.  Words and images conspire to taint your thinking in a most satisfying way. Little rebellious thoughts pop into the head at the most convenient times….at those times when, usually, […]

01 September 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Peace? Yeah someday I guess

Peace? Yeah someday I guess

Tonight marks the end of the American combat mission in Iraq. As a candidate for this office, I pledged to end this war responsibly. And, as President, that is what I am doing. Since I became Commander-in-Chief, we’ve brought home nearly 100,000 U.S. troops. We’ve closed or turned over to Iraq hundreds of our bases. […]

30 August 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt. 25

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt. 25

Click here for pt. 1 “They are not a moral people,” Patrick said. “At least not moral as we see it.” “As we see it?” I asked, incredulously. I couldn’t imagine he and I saw anything similarly but I didn’t say so. I just wanted to know how  he’d become the most notorious Charisma man in Tokyo…at least […]