Monthly Archives: May 2008

New Bicycle

My bicycle was stolen last Tuesday from in front of JR Hirano Station. I had it for five years (almost exactly) and it was pretty beaten up, with a deformed basket, broken light and a bell which clicked more than … Continue reading

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Rainy Season: Of course it’s early – it’s on time!

The Rainy Season is here in Osaka, and to the consternation of everybody, it arrived on time. Every year, the Japanese government announces the official beginning of the rains with much fanfare around now, and then, usually, nothing happens until … Continue reading

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Who Wears Short Shorts (in Osaka)?

… well, recently men do. Anyone who’s new to Japan would not notice it at all, but If you’ve lived here any time, you know that this is a fashion revolution of Napoleonic proportions – after all, it’s only May, … Continue reading

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A 10 AM Geography Lesson

Golden Week is so named because some Japanese people happen to have four days off (only three consecutively) at the end of April/beginning of May. By chance, our company closes (grudgingly) for the full week. Many colleagues go to Okinawa; … Continue reading

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“Arrogant Serpent”

“It symbolizes to the memory of people who boasting, high, arrogantly at times, and see it.. serpent that is bold and not suitable.. once “To twine, remain”.” – Printed on the side of a bag, found in my closet while … Continue reading

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