Monthly Archives: July 2013

Driving With Inappropriate Hair

One of the first thing young women do upon graduating from high school in Japan is dye their hair. Most opt for a fairly subtle brown – nothing outrageous, nothing that would leave an elderly fellow shaking on his cane, … Continue reading

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Flipper’s Guitar – My Red Shoes Story

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Sun-dappled bamboo grove

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Language Leeches

Many foreigners who have spent  some time in Japan will have encountered a local person eager to practice their English language skills at an inopportune moment. These people annoy me, but I have, on occasion, also scolded myself for feeling … Continue reading

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