Tag Archives: mistakes

Breathing is a good thing

I have nothing more to say about Japan. That’s a lie. I have plenty to say. I’m just more interested in pursuing new venues to express myself. NihoniGo has begun to feel limiting. It’s funny, because my initial concept was … Continue reading

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Sorry, that was me

It could happen in the lunchroom, at a café, walking down the street, in your home. You never know when it will strike. It begins innocently enough. Eyes meet, eyes dart secret whispers, dramatic laughter, fingers point. They are laughing … Continue reading

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Blogging Sensibilities

It has been a year and a half since I started blogging. It took a lot of convincing from close friends to get me to start. For me, the big question was why. I couldn’t see an audience for what … Continue reading

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Aural Savagery

I just realized that I was a dick.  I might still be but at least I now realize a few things.  So, I’m a dick.  Here’s my story… About fourteen years ago, in my early twenties, I worked at a … Continue reading

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Epic Adventures in Plumbing

“The washing machine is expelling water.” “Well that’s not good.” “No.  No it isn’t.” “Can you fix it?” “I will try.” Secret Wishes or Adventures in Plumbing If you’ve ever worked with plumbing, you know the unlimited joy it brings.  … Continue reading

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Engaging Language

“Sumimasen, kore wa kome pan desu ka?” “すみません、これはこめパンですか?“ “Excuse me, is this rice bread?” My first sentence constructed in Japanese.  It wasn’t a prefab sentence.  I figured out how to say this sentence so I could ask about rice bread, … Continue reading

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Why won’t the air go in?

A young man once found that the bicycle was a preferred method of transportation.  Quick, simple, and easy.  One day, he discovered that his tires needed air, a common occurrence.  He had inflated countless bicycle tires in the past.  In … Continue reading

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Bonjour! Oh, I mean Konnichiwa

It happens when you least expect it.  You could be strolling along the road, riding in a car, relaxing on a park bench, eating lunch in a local eatery, or minding your own business, and somebody says Hello in whichever … Continue reading

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Taco!? Wait a second… That’s not a taco!

At kankousai I ran across this booth. And let the confusion commence once again.  I felt so proud that I could read the sign.  It said tako, which I took to mean taco because phonetically, in Japanese that is how it would … Continue reading

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Spelling, and other sorts of things that may cause confusion…

So, I’ve noticed (and some of you may have also noticed) that I may have spelled a few things wrong or even sometimes got it completely wrong.  For example, my last post was about the kankosai mishima river sightseeing festival. … Continue reading

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