17 February 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Live from Yokohama S2/E42: Fuck You, Loco!

Live from Yokohama S2/E42: Fuck You, Loco!

I was wrong about Satou-kun. I thought he was the type that liked to remain in the shadows, be the right hand of da man. Be  that reliable, capable, dependable, loyal soldier,  willing to not only carry out assignments but adept enough to anticipate the needs of his leader before they arise.  I remember I likened him to Bob […]

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12 December 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Over the course of the year, the school gets pretty dirty… Time to change that! It’s like a cleaning game. Japanese call it Zoukin Gake! Aren’t they just too cute for words….I love my kids! These pics were submitted as part of the Show Me Japan series at Budget Trouble Vol. 1/Issue 4. Please go there […]

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11 June 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama pt.2

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama pt.2

Here are some pictures from school C:          Well, that’s about it for now. Thanks for stopping by.   Loco

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20 May 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E10: The Cuckoo’s Nest

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The door of the teacher’s office slid open and in came Special Ed, shouting, “LoOocOoO Sennnnseeeii!” Over and over. Every teacher in the office looked at me without envy. Akiyama smiled piteously and nodded toward Special Ed as if to indicate I should join him. I peeked down at my schedule on my desk, confirmed that […]

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18 May 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E8: It was the damnedest thing

Live from Locohama, S2/E8: It was the damnedest thing

It will come as no surprise to my readers that Junior high school students in Japan are required to wear a uniform to school every day. The uniform, among many other aspects of school life, promotes conformity and discourages that great Western deharmonizing plague: flagrant individuality. However, if you look closely at the students (and I wish I had […]

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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 February 2010 ~ 18 Comments

The trials and tribulations of teaching English in Japan pt.3

“Do you like to make lessons for our classes?” I asked Yoshida-sensei making sure my smile was intact. She flinched and said, “Unnnn chotto….” (well, kinda, sorta…) which I’ve learned is as strong a “no” as you’re gonna get sometimes in Japan. But I treated it like a half-hearted yes. “Well,” I said, keeping upbeat. “I really like making […]

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