19 March 2013 ~ 10 Comments

Photo Essay #2: Loco ♥s Yokohama

Photo Essay #2: Loco ♥s Yokohama

Manhattan, and the other 3 boroughs of New York City, I could take or leave. But I ♥ Brooklyn… I spent the better part of my life there, and learned a great deal about who I am in that amazing community.   …and more importantly, I loved ME in Brooklyn!   After thirty years of […]

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18 September 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Conversations 2012 #1: Like When Japanese Carry a Big Penis on their Shoulders

Conversations 2012 #1: Like When Japanese Carry a Big Penis on their Shoulders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjLjMSut_JU”>Barry

So, I’ve decided to restart my “Conversations” series. I’ve always found these to be one of the best ways to intimate what every day life is like here. For those of you who have read the book, you probably noticed that some of the previous conversations relevant to race matters were included. If you’re curious just click […]

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26 August 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Brooklyn is America

I like this campaign ad! Makes me homesick and proud at the same time. Good luck Kevin!

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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 […]

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27 June 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Loco: The unintentionally abridged unauthorized autobiography

Loco: The unintentionally abridged unauthorized autobiography
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I was born in Brooklyn, New York more than three and less than six decades ago, today June 27. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen: It’s Loco Day in Yokohama!Go Loco Go Loco, it’s your birthday, it’s your birthday! Unfortunately, the parade got rained out…Yabai! (Rain date 6/27/2011. Mark it on your calender.) I was born […]

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05 May 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Loco in Yokohama, the movie: Scene 4: It’s fucking genius!

Loco in Yokohama, the movie: Scene 4: It’s fucking genius!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6OGy57tmEY”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6OGy57tmEY

FADE IN  INT. TOMOMI AND JUNICHIRO’S APARTMENT – NIGHT  We see a closeup of the same screen shot we faded out from: Can you be more Japanese? Loco’s latest post. We can hear a male voice reading the post aloud and laughing.  We pull back, to reveal it’s Junichiro reading aloud from Loco’s blog.  JUNICHIRO  (Alternating respectively between a high- pitched […]

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23 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

loco in yokohama, the movie: Scene 1- We’re gonna need another chikan!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m29F4FtVo-U”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m29F4FtVo-U

    Click here for all English version . . . LOCO IN YOKOHAMA by Loco FIRST DRAFT FADE IN TITLE We’re gonna need another chikan! FADE OUT FADE IN INT. SUBWAY CAR-DAY We move through a crowded subway car, every seat filled, every inch of standing room occupied (though not sardine-like), every face: Asian. This […]

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23 April 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Loco in Yokohama, the movie – Scene 1 (eng): We’re gonna need another chikan!

Loco in Yokohama, the movie – Scene 1 (eng): We’re gonna need another chikan!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m29F4FtVo-U”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m29F4FtVo-U

. 日 本語は、ここをクリックしてください。 . . LOCO IN YOKOHAMA by Loco FIRST DRAFT FADE IN TITLE We’re gonna need another chikan! FADE OUT FADE IN INT. SUBWAY CAR-DAY We move through a crowded subway car, every seat filled, every inch of standing room occupied (though not sardine-like), every face: Asian. This crowding is par for the course, judging […]

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06 July 2009 ~ 11 Comments

School Gardens (It’s the little things #1)

School Gardens (It’s the little things #1)

As promised, here is the first installment in my new series: It’s the little things… I attended Jackie Robinson Intermediate School in Brooklyn, a school literally built on what is considered by most older Brooklynites as hallowed ground: the space that formerly held Ebbet’s Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yes, that would be the same […]

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17 March 2009 ~ 15 Comments

Conversation 3/16/09 – I hate waking up mad, too

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This conversation took place between myself and my boy EZ yesterday. Actually it was via my blog comment area but I thought it noteworthy enough to make a post out of it. EZ: All right, here’s my amateur translation of Sora’s blog post (currently with no comments). I apologize for any errors: “So I decided […]

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