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In a Smoky Bar at Midnight

So I started this post by writing this giant rant about the ridiculous complications involved in moving house in Japan. I wrote …

I’m Feeling Snarky Today

Snarky – snide and sharply critical.  Adj. I’d rather this blog weren’t a sounding board for my cute and fuzzy internal demons …

When Last We Left Our Hero

As I write this, there’s a pot of Asian red beans with two enormous boneless chicken thighs simmering away on the stove …

Buskers, Bears and Music

Street performance or busking is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles. People engaging in this practice are …

More Tales from the Crypt

I have mentioned before the secretary that is supposed to organize the schedules for the foreign teachers.  She has buggered things up …

National Day Holiday: Day 3

Seriously, there is something very wrong with the Chinese understanding of the word “hike”.  Several students have asked me what I like …

Heat Wave

It has been crazy hot today.  And I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill, normal for Chinese, regular for the local climate, standard …

“The Penalty Volcano”

For those of you who don’t know(big spoiler here) I play my fair share of video games.  Right now, because it lets …