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wild  sexy  fun  japan what the other guys won't show you...in bite-size bits, like sushi.


Checking It Twice...

naughty                                                                nice

Happy Happy Holidays 2010!!!
Crappy Holidays!

the number of people jumping in front of trains to a grimy death skyrockets during the Holidays.

Try to focus on the Good, people.

Like, how about a Free Hug!? 

(I've had worse offers this week.)

Say, I'll take one of those!

What would Bruce Lee do?

Partial lunar eclipse.

Cheers! and Kampai!!!

Happy Autumnal Equinox ShuBun no Hi to you all !!!*

(which is actually a paid National Holiday here in Japan; as is Green Day, Sports Day, Respect for the Aged Day, Marine Day, and last but not least, the Birthday of the current Heisei Emperor.  No Buddha's Birthday, though.) 

This inclusion of the cycle of Nature into the calendar, along with the importance of seasonal foods, speaks to the connection--after all this technology and enclosing of private spaces--with the pulse of the Universal One.  I like.

Eye on the ball there, slugger.

(*apologies for the anachronism here, but Christmas just has to get top billing.)


 Through the tinted bifocals of Culture.

The fish bone at the Dinner Party:

*by this point in the night I was too sauced, and the wait staff too keen, to snap a picture of my actual plate (which btw looked much more authentic and less Euro-designy.  My bad.)


Kimono wanna leiya...so don't shoot me there Miss Kana Hoshino!

"I don't even know how to talk to white girls anymore."

 --a guitar-toting, English-slinging nice guy of a Canadian Lothario...who seems to have not much trouble talking to the J-girls.

...as with all muscle groups and skill sets, that which isn't used or needed tends to atrophy.  (cf Ch. Darwin)


A few good ideas, sparkle


 ...and fade.

33 minutes of winter. Nagano, Japan.

I don't think that the rules don't apply...I know that they don't.  

The question is, how do you use that towards some sort of Good?

Took a bit of a trip Within recently...almost forgot to use that return ticket.

...so just ramping back up here.


you can have it all...but how much do you want it?

File Under: Fuck Multitasking

"To do two things at once is to do neither."

---Publilius Syrus  

(Word and Amen...now let me do what I be doing.)

card courtesy SparkleDusted Free Cards


You've just perfected the Scroll-Leer.

WARNING:  this page currently under heavy construction, and operator under heavy sedation.  Use at own risk.  

No indemnity stated or implied. 

"These people are so fcking picky we ought to just make them plastic wood."

 I worked a 7-day temp job in a sawmill north of Seattle ("OK, pay attention here.  That's the buckle grabbing machine so no leaning in.  That there's the finger chopper, this here's the hand-detacher.")  My partner team leader sorting the 'Export' grade wood, which meant going to Japan to become the unseen framing for houses.


pOW !!!



"Avoid taking the elevator; climb the stairs instead."

--Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do, p. 27


Bruce Lee says take the stairs, I'm taking the stairs.


File Under: Formative Phrases

"Got tits-up and drunk for two weeks."

New England, USA. A guy who worked at the local paper mill, Backtender on Machine 4, describing with great glee the highlight of his year, summer vacation.  Said he'd sent his Old Lady back to her parents house with the kids.  This was my high school summer job, and provided the final push to my first steps West, which has led me so far I am now East.



( O  . O)


this too shall pass.



if ever you're feeling misunderstood and alone, remember, you've always got Rollins...

ocha steaming from a chipped cup.


Should you ever find yourself on another planet, like Korea, and wish to give the best possible condensed overview of the history and thought evolution of your culture, bring this:

ph: Asimov Guide to Shakespeare.

Bonus:  it's great fun to read! I kid you not.

Telling It Like It Is.

Some forced-fact-facing hit me via the mail box the other day...(the brother has got a point, although adoring might be a bit grand.)

OK-  every morning I turn on the puter, pee, make a coffee, select Japandemic from favourites- and once again the site is as it was yesterday. You have a responsibility to your adoring public. We need our fix. So update your site you slack bastard!   Yours affectionately,


It takes a true friend to point out unpleasant truths.  I appreciate your concern and am back on the block, so to speak.

Happy Holidays! ...and Thanks.

P.S.  I want to add that we've gotten a lot of good mail from you...many good readers...It's all read and all appreciated.  My goal is to start writing back, getting and sending you shirts, stickers, magnets...and so on, in 2011.  Peace.

stay                       free

1000 cranes...may all your wishes come true.

Hmmm...now where's all that vice?


cute cheerful and helpful in a time of need.  3 young hairstylists on their way to the bike shop.  it's the little things...

Never underestimate the power of pink.

Gone Daddy, Gone...

fellow readers: if you like this site please spread the word like human manure over an Edo Period rice field.  thanks.  doumo arigatou!

posting a link to this site also much appreciated and good karma for you. 


Don't Ask Don't Tell Don't Know.

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