Here comes winter. The snow arrived a little later this year than last, but it is still of little comfort to me. Some people around here are nothing less than overjoyed about the rapidly approaching winter season. I for one am not one of those people. W… more »
Not long after I first came to Aomori I noticed an interesting pink building along the side of road between Asamushi and Hiranai. It appeared to be an old abandoned drive in love hotel called "Hotel Endless 2". Perhaps the "2" was added to the name so a… more »
That tire ain't just flat, it's dead.
So as I wrote about previously, I was not allowed to leave early with the other teachers on Thursday and participate in bowling night. When I finally was able to leave work I got in my car and headed home. On th… more »
Slaughting native people for their natural resources is now and has always been the heart and soul of American Thanksgiving.
Most of us by now have heard that the whole story of American Thanksgiving with natives bringing food to the starving sett… more »
A couple weeks ago my cousin Katharine and her boyfriend Andrew paid me a visit on route to their new life in Vietnam. I know you've all been anxiously awaiting the photos of all the zany antics that went down. Well here they are! more »
I've been thinking about hacking my PS2 to play "backup" games ever since I got it a few months ago, but all available options would require me to solder wires to the motherboard inside. I've never soldered anything in my life, and I'm sure that if I we… more »
Today is a national holiday, which means some lucky people in Japan like me actually don't have to go to work (most probably still do though). I got to do something today that I haven't had a chance to do in a long time, nothing! Yeah, I know I don't do… more »
Last Saturday when I was having Thanksgiving dinner at the Raush family's home, there was a French girl at the table named Valerie. Valerie wasn't from France but from a French colony in the South Pacific called New Caledonia. I was never taught much ab… more »
This weekend I visited Kuroishi city near Hirosaki where there is an onsen (hot spring) that is also home to the Kokeshi doll museum. Probably about a thousand Kokeshi dolls from all over Tohoku can be found inside. You can also watch wood carvers make… more »
Real Teacher: "Jamie sensei, we are having bowling enkai next Thursday. Will you come?"
Jamie Sensei: "Sure, sounds like fun. Is it the same place as last year?"
Real Teacher: "Yes, it's at 3 p.m.. Teachers get the afternoon off because exams are in… more »
My cousin Katharine and her boyfriend Andrew paid me a visit in Japan this week while enroute to begin their exciting new life in Vietnam. Friday I headed down to Tokyo by Shinkansen to meet the weary travelers and begin my weekend stint as a terribly u… more »
Apparently a Baywatch movie is in the works, and David Hasselhoff isn't going to be involved! As a half-German, and proud Hasselhoffiac, you can bet that you won`t find me in line for this one. I`m now going to go and watch the greatest music video ever… more »
Lately I haven't had much going on that I though was worthy of being written about on here, so I've decided to start adding short posts whenever I learn something new about Japan that is interesting to me. Today's post is about sneezing.
In English whe… more »
I thought this site was kinda funny. It's a place for Americans to apologize to the world for electing George W. Bush: < a href=http://www.sorryeverybody.com/gallery/1/>SorryEverybody.com
Update: This is pretty good too more »
As many of you know, this site is one of the most famous "Video Blogs" of all time. Back when I started this thing about a year ago, I was but one of at most 6 or 7 true video blogs on the web. Back then the majority of video blogs didn't actually have… more »
Today there has been a lot of posts in the comments section by 'bots'. For those few of my readers that aren't otaku, bots are programs that are responsible for doing really annoying things like send you spam emails, block search engines like Google, sp… more »
New video: Hello Internet Nerds
Click here (25 megs)
Right off I just want to admit that I put very little effort into this video. It is made up entirely of old footage that was left over from previous videos. It's a mix of stuff that was poorly… more »
This morning on the way to work, I was running late (as usual) and hit the gas to minimize my tardiness. This caused me not to see a gigantic puddle in the road which I proceed to hit and completely soak two of my students. I guess they must hate me now… more »
In Tokyo, every day is Halloween for the Ganguro Girls
Happy Halloween! Okay, so I'm like 3 days late on that one I guess. Actually I didn't even realize it was Halloween on Sunday or whenever Halloween was. In Japan the only aspect of American holi… more »