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Uguisu – short fiction

Every now and then a bird cries at the window in my room. I have never once thought about what it means. My mind has been stuck on a nagging discomfort for the past eleven months. The bird is called an uguisu in Japanese. It has an English name too, but why would you call a bird endemic to Japan by its English name? I’ll have to look into why it is that birds cry at people’s windows. Continue reading

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English Builders Eikaiwa School Open!

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Today I officially opened my doors to applications for new students. Continue reading

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Homemade Chicken Sausages

14. Finished product

Ingredients

  • 700 grams ground chicken thigh meat
  • diced onions, garlic, or leeks
  • 1 egg
  • sage
  • black pepper
  • salt

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Spring Trip to Osaka and Kobe

I recently went to Osaka to get some official papers from the consulate there.  I made a little trip out of it.  Here are my redacted logs (names and personal information removed):

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Wedding Stuff

There’s so much wedding stuff to do!  Since Miu and I decided on having a wedding I’ve learned about a lot of it.  Just like in America, the wedding industry in Japan is huge!

Costs for ceremonies range from 5000 to 50000 dollars easily, and as I’m sure anyone who has looked into whats possible with weddings knows, the sky is the limit.

So far as I can tell we’re planning a ceremony something along the following lines:
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I’m racist

Hopefully you’ll humor me long enough for me to explain the title, which I think is an important statement. Continue reading

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I liked the rain

Saturday I went for a walk in the rain.

I wore a pair of fast drying shorts, a comfortable t-shirt, a hoodie, a rain jacket, and my new sneakers.  I had a big umbrella and a baseball cap to shield my glasses from spray. Continue reading

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