Archives for: November 2004

It's yuki outside

11/30/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Exploring Hotel Endless 2

11/28/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts, Photos
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 »


11/26/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

THANKSGIVING: Its true history

11/25/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Tokyo Tour Guide Gallery

11/24/04 | by silverso | Categories: Photos
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 »

DMS4 E.Z.I. solderless PS2 mod-chip coming

11/24/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Happy Labour Thanksgiving Day

11/23/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Geography Lesson

11/22/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

The 1.9 Million Dollar Kokeshi Doll Twins

11/21/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

No bowling for me

11/17/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Tokyo Tour Guide

11/15/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

This movie will bomb in Germany

11/12/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

New thing I learned about Japan today

11/11/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Sorry Everybody

11/10/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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=> Update: This is pretty good too more »

Video Blogging

11/09/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »


11/05/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Vlog #12: Hello Internet Nerds

11/04/04 | by silverso | Categories: Videos
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 »

I feel bad

11/03/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »

Zombie 101

11/01/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts
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 »
Avoiding life and teaching English in Noheji, Aomori, Japan


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