12 March 2013 ~ 7 Comments

Treacherous Teachers Grinning in my Grill Piece

Treacherous Teachers Grinning in my Grill Piece

I want to say more…I do. But I ain’t… I will just reiterate what I told my peeps on Twitter/Facebook as it was happening: From Twitter: “Just learned that I have once again been the target of Japanese teacher treachery, grinning in my grill piece while sticking the knife in my back slowly.” “It’s enough to […]

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05 July 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E25: Tell whatshername to bring me the thingamajig!

Live from Locohama, S2/E25: Tell whatshername to bring me the thingamajig!

Imagine my surprise when I walked into the teacher’s office at School C and saw none other than Mrs. Betty seated at Yamada Sensei’s desk! “Mr. Loco! Welcome back!” “Mrs. Betty! What are you doing here???” I thought whatshername was coming back and…” I had used the word ‘whatshername’ sort of contemptuously. “She extended her leave…still grieving, […]

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10 June 2010 ~ 10 Comments

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

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

I’ve written a lot about the drama and adventure at Schools A and B, and at the new school C, but rarely do I actually show pics of the environment in which I work. I guess that left a lot to the imagination. Well, I’m going to remedy that today with a dose of the real. Following are scenes from […]

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04 June 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Conversation 6/4/10: You ain’t gotta explain shit to me…

Got on the train this morning and found myself standing next to one of my buddies from “the company”. He was listening to his I-Phone and hadn’t noticed me so I nudged him. He didn’t respond. I nudged him a little harder. He pulled his earphones out of his ears and turned on me like he […]

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01 June 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E13: Mother Sounds

Live from Locohama, S2/E13: Mother Sounds

Takahashi sensei asked the class, ” …And who knows when we use “an” before a noun?” As has become the norm, the hands of my two new favorite first-year students shot up.  They remind me of my former, now graduated favorites, the Onanii Brothers. Ones chubby, the other slim. (Is this how it always is with comedy teams???) […]

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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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