25 September 2012 ~ 15 Comments

Conversations 2012 #3: The Best Legal Drugs in Japan

Conversations 2012 #3: The Best Legal Drugs in Japan

The following is a couple of conversations that took place this morning. Part 1 takes place at the Starbuck’s drive-thru. Starbucks Staff: Welcome to Starbucks, may I take your order please? Me: Sure. A grande size hot coffee to go please. SS: Will that be all? Me: Yes…and please  give me 6 packs of sugar […]

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23 September 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Cristo Redentor

Cristo Redentor
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We were sitting in a Starbuck’s in Yokohama, one of my private students and I, discussing her anxiety about an interview she’s conducting tomorrow for which she is less than prepared.  “…at least you have the questions prepared so…”  “Actually…” she said, and smiled painfully.  “You don’t even have the questions prepared?”  “I’ve been so busy […]

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09 January 2009 ~ 23 Comments

And yet MORE things I LOVE about Japan: Service & Safety

And yet MORE things I LOVE about Japan: Service & Safety
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5  & 6 – Service with a gleam and a song / Otherworldly Safe When I first moved to Japan I lived in Musashi Urawa out in Saitama. It’s about 20 minutes from Tokyo on the notorious Saikyo Line.  The Ekimae (the area around the station) has a handful of of shops and restaurants…and as is the norm at […]

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