26 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holidays wishes from yours truly. I hope everyone can enjoy this day with family and loved ones. Though I’m not with mine now I’m not going to let that get me down. This is a tough time of year for an ex-pat without a family in a foreign land far from those with whom he’d […]

22 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

My Landlord’s Ukiyo-e Treasure pt.2

My Landlord’s Ukiyo-e Treasure pt.2
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More pics (and video) from this amazing event! (If you missed the pics in part 1 here’s a link) Well, that’s about it. It was an amazing experience and I’m sure these pictures do not do it justice. but, I tried…wish i had been prepared to do this and I had the requisite photographic skill.  I […]

21 November 2010 ~ 9 Comments

My Landlord’s Ukiyo-e Treasure

My Landlord’s Ukiyo-e Treasure

This morning my landlord gave a little presentation for me and my fellow tenants. What she showed us was like WOW! She has a collection of original Ukiyo-e prints from the 19th century! And, over tea and snacks, she presented each of them to us complete with an explanation of each. One of the tenants […]

21 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

What the Hell are Japanese teens thinking about??? cont…

What the Hell are Japanese teens thinking about??? cont…

This post is a continuation of the post I did last week. You can find those pics by clicking here. Well that’s about it for now. Here’s the Wall of Fame outside the teachers office in the pic below. Any translations or interpretations are welcomed. Let’s see how good your Nihongo / Japanese is! If […]

19 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

What’s up Loco

With the New Year looming, time to break out the new ideas…or dust off old ones and give them a new paint job. In that spirit, today I announce the beginning of a new venture here at Loco in Yokohama. I call it: What’s up, Loco I’m not sure how to label it just yet. I don’t want to call […]

18 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Obama in Yokohama

Obama in Yokohama
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Yep, Obama was in Yokohama for the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit. Here’s what he had to say: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwxb7AtkyY4 After a day of meetings, President Obama was able to take a small break and enjoy some good ole Japanese technology. Mr. Obama was introduced to a robot that mimics humans, animatronic seal pups and […]

16 November 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Why should you be “following” Loco? Readers explain

Why should you be “following” Loco? Readers explain

Well, the word is out! Or should I say in? The readers have spoken. All I can say is wow! Thanks guys! As you may recall, in a post a couple of days ago I asked readers/followers 3 questions: 1- Who am I? (Not Loco, you the reader/follower) 2- Why do I Follow Loco? 3- Why should others, as […]

16 November 2010 ~ 12 Comments

On going home for the holidays…and for the food!

On going home for the holidays…and for the food!
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Loco’s going home for Kwanzaa / Christmas  / New Year’s for the first time in 7 years, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Which is not good because I have a novel to finish in 14 days  (as per NaNoWriMO- see top of web page for more info). So, I figured I’d better deal with this […]

15 November 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Why should anyone “Follow” Loco?

In my efforts to build up my social networking profile, I asked myself a simple question: why do people follow Loco in Yokohama: (538 on Twitter and 239 on Facebook, as of this moment) ? I don’t know how to answer this question so I wanted to ask those of you who not only read Loco in Yokohama […]

11 November 2010 ~ 4 Comments

What the HELL are Japanese teens thinking about???

What the HELL are Japanese teens thinking about???
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Good question! I can’t speak for all of them, of course. But, I can tell you what my 1st year students (13 and 14 year olds) are thinking about. Better yet, let me show you: Well, they’re thinking about racial equality. . And racial unity… And Human Rights… They’re thinking about one another’s feelings… …A […]