13 March 2013 ~ 2 Comments

The NinGendo Game System: Play At Your Own Risk!

The NinGendo Game System: Play At Your Own Risk!
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First, a little about how this game was conceived… A while back, in an effort to maintain sanity amidst absurdity, I’d taken to avoiding looking at Japanese people by walking through the streets of Yokohama with my head down. Sounds ridiculous, I know, but I’m dead-ass serious! I still do it, sometimes. Enter, or sometimes even approach, […]

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10 May 2011 ~ 17 Comments

Back to Life Blog Party #4: J Skool rocks!

Back to Life Blog Party #4: J Skool rocks!

Yep, it’s about that time again! First a little mood music from the maestros De La Soul w/ Q-Tip! So, like, yeah, it’s your boy, Loco, back spinnin’ the platters that matter. I’m so pumped that you guys are digging my little blog party so far, and we ain’t about to let up. So, the […]

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28 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Loco in Yokohama, The Movie-Scene 3: Sometimes a dream is just a dream

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 For All English version click here . FADE IN TITLE Sometimes a dream is just a dream  FADE OUT TITLE  EXT. YOKOHAMA-SAME MORNING   Loco walks away from a fairly modern apartment complex.  Still high from his dream, he has a bounce in his step, pride in his stride. He walks upright, confident and poised, basking in the morning […]

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25 April 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Loco in Yokohama, the movie- Scene 2 (eng): It all started with a dream…

Loco in Yokohama, the movie- Scene 2 (eng): It all started with a dream…

日 本語は、ここをクリックしてください。 FADE IN TITLE: It all started with a dream… FADE OUT TITLE NARRATOR (V.O.) It all started about a few months ago, with a dream he’d been having off and on for over a year… FADE IN EXT. MOUNT FUJI- MORNING Mt. Fuji, peaked with snow, fills the screen, not unlike the Paramount logo. Then we zoom […]

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21 April 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Loco’s back!

Thank you all for your patience (assuming you were all just sitting around waiting for me to get it together.) Well the wait is over: Loco’s Back! Got myself a new self-hosted blog and spanking new logo and banner, and a bunch of other doodads to make my blogging life a little easier and your […]

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10 April 2010 ~ 17 Comments

Yokohama, in living color pt.4: Hanami in Yokohama

Yokohama, in living color pt.4: Hanami in Yokohama

Took a little stroll around Yokohama last week, to an area not too far from Ishikawacho station. There ‘s a lovely historical district, and a quiet park there with Sakura (cherry blossoms) galore. Here are the pics: Ah, Spring! Loco

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04 April 2010 ~ 49 Comments

Ambassador Extraordinaire

I was reading through my post from a year ago and came across a comment I wrote in response to a reader’s comment.  I had written the post in response to a Japanese reader’s advice as to how I should respond to Japanese people who avoid me out of fear of me. My response was […]

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23 November 2009 ~ 9 Comments

Waikiki via Japan pt.4

Waikiki via Japan pt.4

Waikiki is really beautiful despite the efforts of commercialization! I could almost see what it used to be before it became what it is now. Like the original wood moldings carved by Italian artisans in the late 1800s that resides beneath the atrocious peeling lead-based paint in a Brooklyn brownstone.  I would have loved to have experienced that Waikiki. But, […]

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12 June 2009 ~ 17 Comments

Anti-Acts of Retaliation #3: Team Chikan

This morning, as I passed through the ticket gate, I could hear the train pulling into the station so I sprinted up the endless staircase taking the steps two at a time. By the time I reached the top the passengers had already boarded and as I rushed towards the nearest door the passengers facing my approach liked to […]

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19 May 2009 ~ 10 Comments

Strange Relationship

Bored in Kanagawa, one of my faithful readers, has given me the assignment of talking about a strange relationship I’ve had in Japan. Hmmm…let’s see now. Ah, here’s one: I was sitting in a Doutor’s coffee shop in Yokohama studying Japanese, puffing a stogie and sipping some of their rather bland but cheap Blend Coffee […]

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