25 September 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.26

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.26

click here for part 1 Intermission is now over. Shall we proceed? Ok, let’s get to it.. Patrick wasn’t the first to dehumanize the un-alike based on race or for whatever reason, and he certainly wouldn’t be the last. I’d seen this creature before, of course. It had reared its ugly head in my presence a […]

23 September 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Cristo Redentor

Cristo Redentor

We were sitting in a Starbuck’s in Yokohama, one of my private students and I, discussing her anxiety about an interview she’s conducting tomorrow for which she is less than prepared.  “…at least you have the questions prepared so…”  “Actually…” she said, and smiled painfully.  “You don’t even have the questions prepared?”  “I’ve been so busy […]

22 September 2010 ~ 2 Comments

A message from President Obama


httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWACBatQuSs We got your back, Mr. President. Just please continue to focus on keeping those promises you made. Loco

21 September 2010 ~ 6 Comments

500 Tweeps and counting…Thanks!


Yep, I’m at 500 followers on Twitter, and I haven’t bought a single follower…yet. (-: I don’t even auto-follow anyone who follows me. I don’t know what that says about me or about Loco in Yokohama, if anything, but I wanted to pause and thank all my followers for…well…following Loco. And to re-itterate that I’m […]

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


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. […]