27 November 2010 ~ 5 Comments

What’s up loco? Question #1: The bond of being the other

You might remember last week I wrote a post called “What’s up, loco?” where I invited readers to ask Loco a question on anything related to Japan or on anything else for that matter. I’ve received several so far and have either responded or told the reader when they could expect a response. Here is the [...]

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06 November 2009 ~ 6 Comments

On the couch #2

continued from On the couch #1: Me: I mean, I like Japanese girls, but then again I like all kinds of girls…. Doc: I thought we were going to be honest. Me: Ain’t I? Doc: I’ve read your blog, Mister…I mean, Loco…I read ALL of it! Every post! Remember you sent me the link? You suggested [...]

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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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17 March 2009 ~ 7 Comments

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel – Part 2

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel – Part 2

Your room size and amenities will depend mostly on how much you’re willing to spend. I’m pretty utilitarian and frugal to boot so I usually go for the cheapest room, but on certain occasions I am apt to pamper myself and overindulge a little. And I had planned to do so on White Night, but because of [...]

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15 March 2009 ~ 9 Comments

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel pt. 1

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel pt. 1

In Japan, Valentine’s day is for the boys.  The girls buy chocolate and what not and give it to the guys. The Japanese have a separate holiday for the return of these Valentines. Its called White Day. I don’t know why it’s called White Day…I’ve heard because chocolate companies were trying to market White Chocolate…I’ve [...]

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13 March 2009 ~ 5 Comments

All my Children Part 3

All my Children Part 3

Yet more pics from graduation day… Don’t let their smiley faces fool ya! This is the Girl’s Basketball team and they play to win. They can do anything but dunk. I ended up on the floor (and so did they) a number of times. We played at least once a week…I think I will miss [...]

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13 March 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Looky, Looky at what Loco found (-:

Looky, Looky at what Loco found (-:

I must have walked past this store 1000 times…it’s next to Vivre Mall in, yes, here it comes, wait for it…Yokohama! And what does Loco in Yokohama sell? Well, you guessed it! Sweets (-: This can’t be a coincidence. I think I’m divining a message in this sudden discovery… Me thinks I’ll pop in there this [...]

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10 March 2009 ~ 34 Comments

Anti-Acts of Retaliation #1: Cock-Blocking Chikan

Anti-Acts of Retaliation #1: Cock-Blocking Chikan

I could feel the awkward pressure against me, his subtle 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 me voluntarily was [...]

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06 March 2009 ~ 51 Comments

Lighten up, Loco

Lighten up, Loco
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I’ve been doing some thinking…a lot of thinking, actually. For the most part I’ve focused my blog on Japanese people, culture, customs and idiosyncrasies, and the highs and lows of living among them, as well as the effect of xenophobia on the soul. What I have ignored to a large degree is the issue of other people living here who also have [...]

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06 March 2009 ~ 19 Comments

The Homogeneous versus The Homo Sapiens: Conversation 3/5/09

Student: I read your blog about the empty seat on the train. Is it fiction? I can’t believe it. Me: Can’t believe what? Student: Is it true? Me: Well…I guess it does sound incredible. I’ve gotten used to it, though. Student: You seem tired. Me: Some days are rougher than others Student: I really can’t believe [...]

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