Monthly Archives: January 2011

Power Tools and Dining Stupidity: Sunday 30th January

This morning and early afternoon was spent in the far Western reaches of Tokyo, helping with the building of the ‘Picasso’ set; and surprisingly, given my complete lack of dexterity and masculinity, I was allowed near a rather dandy collection … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Sun as my Hatred of Shinjuku Increases: Saturday 29th January

This morning I successfully managed to completely block out the sun, by hanging out my washing on the balcony. My wet clothes were placed on the newly purchased metal pole, which I have balanced between two joists that stick out … Continue reading

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I Am Meat! Friday 28th January

Given my performances over the last few days, I was surprised to find that it wasn’t me who was guilty of committing the biggest blunder in school this week; that particular honour went to one of the Taiwanese students, who … Continue reading

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If Only Buildings Were Words: Thursday 27th January

Today was one of those days where it would probably have been of greater benefit to the rest of the class if I had given my answers in Spanish, the only positive to come today’s adventures in Japanese grammar being the knowledge … Continue reading

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Naughty Japanese Businessmen and Noh: Wednesday 26th January

In School today I learnt about two very interesting aspects of modern Japanese culture: 1) in downtown Tokyo you can pay to have a young Japanese girl clean your ears with a Q-tip; 2) the reason why my camera always … Continue reading

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Dolphin or Fish Egg? Tuesday 25th January

For once it was not me that made the largest error in class today. One of my classmates was trying to say ‘the man swims like a dolphin (Iruka)’, but instead he said ‘the man swims like Fish Roe (Ikuro).’ … Continue reading

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Monday 24th January

The way that languages have to be taught mean that you often end up in a position when you are trying to run before you can walk. At least this is what I tell myself as I continue to repeatedly … Continue reading

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