10 August 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.19

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JEWzS8B2j0″>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JEWzS8B2j0

click here for pt 1 It’s my fault I fell off the wagon. I know the tendency is to blame others for everything and ignore one’s own culpability. But I take full responsibility for what I’ve  allowed to happen to me. I should have known better! From the moment that first potentially negative feeling I had […]

09 August 2010 ~ 26 Comments

Women on Asia: 5 blogs I really dig!

Women on Asia: 5 blogs I really dig!

Most of the blogs I read on Asia are from the male perspective, I ‘ve found, but some of my favorite blogs on Asia are hosted by women. I mean,  they REALLY got it going on! Check them out for yourself. #1: A Reason to Write This blog is mostly about my family’s unexpected journey to India. I hope to […]

09 August 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Mi kasa su kasa (re-post)

Another rainy day in Yokohama…I “borrowed” an umbrella today and it reminded me of a post I’d written last year. Thought I’d pull it out of the archives for you guys. It’s one of my faves. If you’ve never read it, enjoy. If you have…hope you’ll enjoy it, again (-; As I laced up my boots preparing to […]

04 August 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.18

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.18

click here for pt 1 I have a flair for dramatics, I discovered long ago. And the drama of telling my boss what I really thought of her, followed by a march into HR and subsequently into unemployment-dom, well, it was the kinda occasion to flex dramatic muscle that’s hard to pass up. The drama […]

03 August 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.17

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.17

click here for pt 1 A few things became official around that time. 1- I was officially single. I’d told Maggie that I didn’t think it was working out. That our relationship had become too much of a strain for me and that I needed to focus more on my studies. She was angry. Bitter, even. She blamed me for […]

02 August 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.16

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.16

click here for pt 1 In the weeks after the party, Maggie and I grew further and further apart. Kim had planted a seed in my mind the night of the party and it had grown into an entire crop.  It began by my asking myself why was I really with Maggie. Was she special to […]

01 August 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.15

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNsYjKrsONE”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNsYjKrsONE

click here for pt 1 It wasn’t a typical Brooklyn house party. I knew that as soon as I walked in the door and spotted a white couple sitting on the steps chatting and sipping wine…from real glasses! And, when the female of the two said, “Hey Loco!” I realized who she was. It was […]

31 July 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.14

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.14

click here for pt 1 Maggie and I had not made the fact that we were involved known at the job. Not that there was any policy against employee dating. There wasn’t to my knowledge.  And we’d never discussed it, either, so it wasn’t a conscious decision. It had started as a secret rendezvous on top of […]

29 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IYa343ga4g”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IYa343ga4g

click here for pt 1 One night, while we lying in her futon, in the afterglow, Maggie turned to me and asked: “So, is there a reason why you haven’t introduced me to your friends, yet?” “My friends…” I laughed. “You do have friends, don’t you?” “Everybody has friends…” “And a mother and father…You do have […]

28 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.12

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvoxW28_UV4″>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvoxW28_UV4

click here for pt 1 I wrote a post a couple of years back- one of my first- a pretty crude piece called, “the J-Factor.” Some of you might remember it. If not, take a peek. To summarize, it was about my infatuation with Japanese girls when I first arrived here in Japan. How there was […]