My ‘Ideal’ Women and A Pain in the Back: Friday 10th June

Today in class we were discussing my ideal women, and being facetious I said that I would like someone who spoke only Japanese; had lots of money; and was very beautiful (kireina). Or at least that is what I wanted to say, what I actually said was that ideally I would end up with someone who could not speak English; who was rich; and whom I hated (kiraina). As the subtly of my facetiousness was lost amongst my poor vocab selection, my classmates now think that my ideal partner is Paris Hilton.

It’s all your fault!

Recently I have been getting a bad back, probably as a result of using a floor chair that is too small for me. In order to rectify this problem I turned to my old friend Craig’s list, which quickly found a solution. After making the necessary arrangements I was due to pick up my new chair at 14:00 from Setagaya station, yet upon arrival the place was deserted. I waited a good fifteen minutes before giving the seller a call, whereupon I was told that she was waiting for me in Sengawa station. As Sengawa is in the Setgaya district, and because I am an idiot, I had obviously confused the two. And because I couldn’t be bothered to trek out to Setagaya, not to mention the fact that I had already wasted a couple of hours and about ¥600, I decided that my back could join my Japanese language capabilities and go straight to hell.

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About truehamlet

Sam is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, who researches the different ways in which media such as poetry and film can be used to communicate science to new audiences.
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