Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Discrete Breaking of Wood and Avoiding the Bull: Sunday 27th February

Today brought an end to the fabulous run of ‘Picasso at the Lapine Agile’, and with the end of any show comes the strike. As we were taking the scenery down to the waiting trucks, it became apparent that our … Continue reading

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Possible Washing Line Fatalities and Being Upstaged by Hot Curlers: Saturday 26th February

Here in Tokyo spring is definitely upon us. Yesterday topped 20 degrees, and for the first time since returning from the UK I was reminded of the sense of touch, with some feeling having returned to my wizened fingers.   … Continue reading

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Laughing All the Way to the Bank and Fun with Bicycles: Friday 25th February

Today was rent day, which meant  that I had to pay a trip to the bank, armed only with a wad of cash, a sample pay slip, a hope, and a prayer. As I was waiting for my payment to … Continue reading

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Good Morning, you Look Scary Today: Thursday 24th February

Today I managed to mortally offend one of the girls in my class, twice. First of all I told her that she looked very scary (kowaii) in her new outfit. I at least had a semi-legitimate excuse for this mistake, … Continue reading

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The Correct Way to Eat Tofu and Excess Jowl-age: Wednesday 23rd February

Today we learnt that, as a child, one of our classmates was taught how to eat Taiwanese Tofu by his parents. The poor lad took something approaching an epoch to construct this sentence, only to be put in his place … Continue reading

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Hall People and the Mona Lisa: Tuesday 22nd February

There was another grammatical gem from one of my fellow classmates today, as he informed the rest of the class that he often got documents from hall people. This conjured up images of a bitter and resentful race, lurking somewhere … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Hallucinations and My Imminent Retirement in Bournemouth: Monday 21st February

The weekend caught up with me at about five o’clock this afternoon, just as I was sitting in a coffee shop trying to get on with some studying. One minute I was reading about why I should never ask a … Continue reading

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