24 October 2008 ~ 4 Comments

…every panda that wouldn’t screw to save its species!

I remember the first time I saw a chikan (subway pervert) performing the dirty deed. I was on the train, standing near the door reading a book, ignoring the stare-less stares…the usual. Then we pull into Akabane station and the train, crowded already, became twice as crowded…also the usual. One girl boarded, and something about […]

24 October 2008 ~ 5 Comments

The J-Factor

During my first months in Japan, I met Tomomi. She was cute, like most of the girls here. But, unlike most, she had great breast. I was never a breast man in the US, but here, they’re something of a novelty. And, to make sure everyone knew she was special, she wore low-cut sweaters and […]

23 October 2008 ~ 10 Comments

The Dance

Maybe the problem is I’m too sensitive and wayyyy too observant to live stress and anger free in Japan. I mean, I have a tendency to notice almost everything. Great for writing – terrible for living. The one thing that vexes me the most about Japanese people is something I’m sure many foreigners living here […]

21 October 2008 ~ 7 Comments

The Crush

           I woke up to my chirping cell phone alarm at 6:30 feeling well rested. The crows were cawing, the bluebirds were whistling and Aiko was typing in the next room.              “Ohayou,” I groaned, feeling a slight twinge in my back. I’d played basketball the day before at the gym, and though I don’t look […]

17 October 2008 ~ 3 Comments

Sou desu yo ne

Man, I gotta thank god or the devil or whoever or whatever it was that gave me the inclination, the motivation, the divine inspiration, to make this move. I mean, on my list of decisions made, and un-regretted, moving to this man’s country has to be so high on top that number two is barely […]

16 October 2008 ~ Comments Off on King Kong VS Godzilla

King Kong VS Godzilla

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Typically, when I put together a lesson for JRHS students, I begin it with a listening exercise, followed by a matching exercise and then finish it up with an opportunity for them to practice the English I’ve just taught them. Of course, the emphasis is primarily on Grammar, but there’s a bit of propaganda incorporated […]