20 September 2014 ~ 3 Comments

What do Japanese Girls, Subway Gropers and Ramen have in Common?

What do Japanese Girls, Subway Gropers and Ramen have in Common?

Apparently they have LIY in common! At least according to a three-month check of the top ten search terms that bring googlers to my haunts, aside from the blog name itself: Loco in Yokohama (which is number 1).   Not sure how to analyze that though. I do have a number of stories on all the top three though… These two […]

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12 April 2013 ~ 6 Comments

Hi! My Name is Loco…The Lost Chapters (and Comments) #5: Magnanimous Pimps & Corny-Ass Clowns in Japan

Hi! My Name is Loco…The <em><strong>Lost</strong></em> Chapters (and Comments) #5: Magnanimous Pimps & Corny-Ass Clowns in Japan

Here’s another jewel from the Hunterfly Road Publishing vault.  This one also made it into the book, “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist”, as part of chapter 3. I’ve included this post in the series because of the comments it generated, particularly those discussing the relationship between black men and women here in […]

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18 March 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Photo Essay #1: Japanese Women and Cellphones

Photo Essay #1: Japanese Women and Cellphones

I’ve grown quite passionate with my street photography. It’s one of the few things I look forward to every day in Japan. I tend to shoot the everyday things I see, so my photographs seem, at a glance, to be repetitive. But, unlike people, to me, each photograph is, indeed, a unique and special snowflake. […]

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07 March 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Shit Japanese Girls Say…and Do! (Video/Pics)

Shit Japanese Girls Say…and Do! (Video/Pics)

Just saw this video on YouTube and cracked up! I’ve heard almost all of these during my time here. Great job Medama Sensei! I think he could have gotten a cuter girl, though (-;   For instance, some of these girls would have been better choices, (though not nearly as funny).   Just a few […]

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20 September 2012 ~ 29 Comments

Conversations 2012 #2: You Must Have Many Japanese Girlfriends!

Conversations 2012 #2: You Must Have Many Japanese Girlfriends!

The following conversation took place today in a taxi cab on the way to work. The door of the cab sprung open at my approach and as I slid in… Taxi Driver: Yokohama junior high school, right? Me: That’s right? TD: (satisfied smile in the mirror) Its hot again today, isn’t it? Me: Yes, very […]

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27 October 2011 ~ 26 Comments

Five Things I’ve Learned About Myself Living In Japan

Five Things I’ve Learned About Myself Living In Japan

This post is a submission to the Blog festival being hosted by Amanda of Whoa I’m In Japan! Click the cute icon on the left to see the announcement and guidelines for entry. I thought about what to write for her festival’s theme (Important things I’ve learned living abroad) for about all of 10 minutes before an idea […]

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21 October 2011 ~ 13 Comments

Did You Forget What It’s Like To Be Xenophobic?

Did You Forget What It’s Like To Be Xenophobic?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKX4LktBI5o]

Woman walks by a shop window and stops to check herself in her reflection. Amid a few adjustments she notices something in her peripherals. Something startling. She turns her head fully and takes it in. She’s aghast! She turns away quickly and begins to walk faster than before. She glances over her shoulder every 4 […]

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06 October 2011 ~ 6 Comments

On the Orgasmic Thrill of Speaking Japanese

On the Orgasmic Thrill of Speaking Japanese
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpGM2fbevDI]

After I had been studying Japanese (Nihongo) for over a year and still couldn’t hear it if my life depended on it, as you might imagine, I started to get a bit discouraged. I worried that maybe my brain had gotten too old to take on the challenges of learning a new language. They say a […]

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04 October 2011 ~ 43 Comments

The Cure for the Plague Of Japanese Perverts on the Trains

The Cure for the Plague Of Japanese Perverts on the Trains

I could feel the awkward pressure against me, his bodily insistence that I move when moving was unnecessary; ample space awaited him in the other direction I discerned with a glance. If this were NY I would’ve thought he was a pickpocket or nutcase…but this is Yokohama, and the mere fact that he was touching […]

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11 July 2011 ~ 16 Comments

My 7 links

My 7 links

This post is a submission to TripBase’s My 7 Links initiative after receiving a nomination from Lonlee Planet to participate. The process is simple. Nominated bloggers identify posts that meet seven specified criteria and share them with readers. In turn I have the opportunity to nominate 5 bloggers, listed at the bottom of this post, […]

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