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courteney DeCelis

In response to: Japanese School Rules

courteney DeCelis

wth who does that and my japanese teacher likes those skools yikes they have it tough

 Permalink 08/05/10 @ 05:18
feilong

In response to: A Tale of 2 Donuts

feilong

Is there still a Mister Donuts in Keene, NH? My first MD experience was that one run by a Chinese family in the 80eith. Wonderful products there. Hope it’s still there.

 Permalink 07/10/10 @ 14:20
Jamie

In response to: The History of Purikura

silverso

awesome! thanks~

 Permalink 07/08/10 @ 09:29
Brandon

In response to: The History of Purikura

At http://PuriCam.com/ you can take Purikura Online with your WebCam.

 Permalink 07/08/10 @ 04:40
Watch Eclipse Online

In response to: Photo Gallery #20: Dolphins are evil

I just visited your website through Facebook..
. would you be interested in becoming weblog partners?

 Permalink 06/27/10 @ 22:10
Dorothy

In response to: Saturday Night's Main Event

I simply wanted to say your site is one of the nicely laid out, most inspirational I have come across in quite a while. Thx! :)

 Permalink 06/16/10 @ 01:47
sehorn

In response to: A Tale of 2 Donuts

sehorn

mr. donut needs to come back home to usa, tim hortons will never be a donut shop!

 Permalink 06/12/10 @ 21:53
Andrew

In response to: The End

Andrew

Hey Jaime!

This blog was great. I started reading it back in 2005 while going to college and studying Japanese linguisitcs. I think I popped in “avoiding life” on a winter day into google and found your blog. This has definitely been a great look into the JET program which I was looking into, but ended up not doing.

If I ever get bored in IT I’ll certainly make sure to enlist in JET or something else to change it up. Your story and perspective has been intriguing. Enjoy your life in Toronto - it’s a beautiful city.

 Permalink 06/09/10 @ 23:05
James Bell

In response to: The End

James Bell

Hi,

I worked in Aomori 2002 till 2003. When I got back I found that I missed Aomori and my friends immensley. Your website helped ease the blow of “real life” back home. Especially because I could watch your videos and remember what a Japanese aparto looked like, or what the snow was like or how boring work could be at times! Thank you so much for your website. Please add me on facebook!

 Permalink 06/05/10 @ 18:39
sing

In response to: The Daiso: "The Wal-Mart of dollar stores"

sing

is anyone know how much is the franchise cost of Daiso?? 6 stores u can find in Malaysia already.

 Permalink 05/12/10 @ 03:10
Nic

In response to: The End

Nic

Dude, a job? A car? A wife? A life? You sold out…

Just kidding. Hope everything is going well and I enjoyed your insights while they lasted.

Ganbatte ne!

 Permalink 05/11/10 @ 00:24
The Sexy Armpit

In response to: The End

we’ll miss u!

 Permalink 04/28/10 @ 12:35
Kristen

In response to: The End

Kristen

How strange.

I was sitting on my computer, fingers frozen over the keyboard as I tried to determine why, exactly, I wasn’t doing any of the things I needed to do.

I attempted to justify by lack of motivation with, “I’m just… avoiding life right now. Hm. I wonder if that is a website. It should be.” So I typed in avoidinglife.com and- viola! Sorry to have caught you on the last day that your site is going to be in existence, but it’s nice to know that there was someone else out there who, at least for a time, also avoided life.

Glad to hear things are going well for you, random stranger. I guess it’s time for me to stop avoiding life and just… start living it… agh.

 Permalink 04/20/10 @ 19:03
ron

In response to: The End

ron

I followed your site pretty consistently when you were in Aomori. Good luck in your future endeavors and congrats on all of your successes. Thanks for the entertainment.

 Permalink 04/20/10 @ 14:30
Jamie

In response to: The End

silverso

Hey Luke! Thanks for your kind words. It was largely your participation and the involvement of other Aomorians that made this site so much fun. I’m not saying that I will never blog again, but should I start up again on a regular basis I think it will need to be something different from this. I guess we shall see. Kate’s told me about bumping into you and I very much hope I have the pleasure of seeing you again. Maybe we can go bear hunting in High Park sometime. ;)

 Permalink 04/20/10 @ 09:29
Luke Elliot

In response to: The End

Hi Jamie, it’s been a great ride. I wonder how many people can say–as I can say–that they have read your Avoidinglife blog in its entirety. Well, all good things come to an end and I’m glad to see that in this case its a happy end that doubles as a happy beginning. Congratulations on getting a life ;-)

Perhaps we’ll see you around town (we’ve already had the pleasure of bumping into your wife a couple of times).

 Permalink 04/20/10 @ 07:46
Essay

In response to: In Japan geeky Gaijin character 'Mr James' loves McDonalds

McDonnalds has perfect advertising compaign

 Permalink 04/20/10 @ 05:07
pudzianowski vs kawaguchi

In response to: Saturday Night's Main Event

Excellent article i am sure that i will come back here soon

 Permalink 04/06/10 @ 18:37
Angie

In response to: Don Gorske: King of Men

Angie

Have you had any luck finding the short film Don Gorske: Mac Daddy? My own search for the film is what has lead me to your page which I’m glad to have found.

 Permalink 03/11/10 @ 18:05
Madeleine

In response to: The Rock N' Wrestling Connection

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 Permalink 03/08/10 @ 09:20
Claire

In response to: Awesome Aomori Train Videos

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 Permalink 03/08/10 @ 06:48
dishwashers

In response to: The History of Purikura

Hrmm that was weird, my comment got eaten. Anyway I wanted to say that it’s nice to know that someone else also mentioned this as I had trouble finding the same info elsewhere. This was the first place that told me the answer. Thanks.

 Permalink 03/07/10 @ 12:59
dishwashers

In response to: Awesome Aomori Train Videos

Thanks for the great post,i love to read articles that are informative and beneficial in nature.

 Permalink 03/07/10 @ 11:11
Alexandria

In response to: The History of Purikura

You have done a marvellous job by exploring this subject with such an honesty and depth. Thanks for sharing it with us!

 Permalink 03/07/10 @ 08:26
Nehemiah

In response to: Awesome Aomori Train Videos

Hi there, I found your blog on Google while seeking for first aid for a heart attack and your post looks very interesting for me.

 Permalink 03/07/10 @ 06:40
Emeline Jabaut

In response to: Photo Gallery 2

hehe yes I agree with your post here. At first, I wasn’t sure.

 Permalink 03/03/10 @ 02:12
Boardroom Tables

In response to: The Rock N' Wrestling Connection

Ah, I’m glad I added you to my bookmarks, otherwise I would have missed this post! Thanks for this.

 Permalink 03/02/10 @ 16:57
Scuba Diving

In response to: Saturday Night's Main Event

Great Post. I add this Blog for sure to my bookmarks.

 Permalink 03/01/10 @ 06:53
DONUTMAN

In response to: A Tale of 2 Donuts

DONUTMAN

Mr. Donut was much better than Dunkin Donuts.

 Permalink 02/13/10 @ 11:42
ugg boots

In response to: The Little Black Sambo Controversy Hits Japan Again

the entry is good!

 Permalink 01/21/10 @ 04:28
Sandriixoxo

In response to: Japanese School Rules

Japanese school rules are sometimes really stupids y’know… they tell you even how to behave during summer break, What the hell? that’s really silly…
Though, I like the uniforms… I’ve studied all my life in a school that has uniforms and it obviously easier than having to deside every morning what to wear, and it makes you have at least one talk with everyone to know their personalities (if there were not uniform, personality through clothes would be a lot easier to guess)
Besides you don’t have to buy as much clothes as you would if you didn’t have a uniform.

 Permalink 12/26/09 @ 00:50
Justine

In response to: The Daiso: "The Wal-Mart of dollar stores"

I agree with the author. Thanks

 Permalink 12/21/09 @ 12:34
Mark Finn

In response to: A Tale of 2 Donuts

Mark Finn

My wife and I have always considered Mister Donut to have the best donuts. One of our first dates was discussing physics (yeah, both of us have science backgrounds) over hot cocoa and donuts at a Mister Donut. We actually live near the only remaining Mister Donut in the US (according to Wikipedia). Since Dunkin bought MD, their donuts are pretty-much the same, though, so that’s a good thing. They are so much better than those gross Krispy Kreme things and way better than any grocery store or local donut place. Why? They are not as sickening sweet, and (especially) they are not heavy. You can eat three or four MD donuts and not feel like a rock is sitting in your stomach. Long live Mister Donut!

 Permalink 11/17/09 @ 12:26
Anderson Layne

In response to: Mission: Find Abandoned Theme Park

hey there i’m trying to figure out who took/owns this picture of the roller coaster with the stars on it? i really want to use it on a record cover and i need to talk to them about permission etc. any ideas?
thanks…anderson
you can e mail me at andersonlayne@hotmail.com

 Permalink 11/10/09 @ 14:49
Thi Thi Vuong

In response to: The Daiso: "The Wal-Mart of dollar stores"

How much to pay for franchise.

Thank you,
Thi Thi Bui Vuong

 Permalink 09/28/09 @ 16:31
Deja Bishop

In response to: The Death March

Deja Bishop

My mom needs her car pimped up

 Permalink 09/13/09 @ 04:18
Fajr

In response to: Japanese School Rules

Fajr

I am more then proud of their culture and school rules. I am now studying to become a teacher and hopefully make a change to school life and Japanese and Korean schools are an inspiration to me.

 Permalink 09/03/09 @ 20:30
Lisa Asian

In response to: Japanese School Rules

Lisa Asian

ah, school rules. got into trouble when i had my earrings in. also, no gum chewing, thats a big no-no…found out the hard way from the vice principle. uniform is a big thing, no rebeling about uniforms.

 Permalink 08/28/09 @ 02:09
Jamie

In response to: The Vinegar Man

Jamie

That’s awesome Jean. Glad to help.

 Permalink 08/25/09 @ 17:05
Jean

In response to: The Vinegar Man

Jean

I have been searching for “the Vinegar Man is a long time dead, he died when he tore his Valentine” for 66 years! My 6th grade teacher read the poem to us and I may be crazy but I loved it. I can’t believe I’ve found it! I had no idea who wrote it or how to find it until I got going on the computer.

 Permalink 08/25/09 @ 12:06
Danika

In response to: Japanese School Rules

Danika

I’m fifteen (year 10) and am from australia and I am writting a story that takes place around the world. My main focus is Toyko, Japan because of all the wonderful culture they posses. I think Japan school rules are amazing, half the students at my school don’t even remember their own natural hair colour let alone wear the approriate school uniform. I wish to know so much more about Japanese school and culture for my own personal gain and cultural understanding.
I’m off to write. Bye xx Danika

 Permalink 08/22/09 @ 02:47
mr.west

In response to: Japanese School Rules

mr.west

i love japan and want to now more….and i to live in america. have to say thow do the techers hite kids in japan o and im 16….thanks

 Permalink 08/21/09 @ 08:23
Ed

In response to: The Rock N' Wrestling Connection

Ed

I laughed my butt off, what a great find, yea they took down the videos you might want to update that.

As for the Wrestling Rocks, I found a copy many years back on cassette. 1986 Rhino Records INC.

The Body Rules appeared courtesy of PS Records

Figured I share since you gave me a smile

 Permalink 08/12/09 @ 19:48
darrell virgin jr

In response to: Work starts on Aomori-Hakodate bullet-train line

darrell virgin jr

my dad has a 1995 chevy suburban that is not working the way it should and he thinks its all that he"s a little league sports coach that gives his all to his players and not his truck. i just want to see him happy for a change he work all day and coach in the evening and never have time to chill in his ride. i love my dad thats why i want to try to get his ride pimped to show him he"s special.so if you can help me please try to pimp his ride thanks darrell virgin jr.

 Permalink 07/12/09 @ 23:46
emily

In response to: The Daiso: "The Wal-Mart of dollar stores"

emily

i love Daiso too! there’s several braches near Seattle. I really want to open a franchise myself. I can browse those aisles all day.

 Permalink 06/26/09 @ 19:50
Anna

In response to: The Daiso: "The Wal-Mart of dollar stores"

Anna

I wish can open a Daiso store at my hometown>>> East Malaysia. Please let me know how can i contact with the person in charge n the address. I wouold like to get further information about that. thanks .

 Permalink 06/25/09 @ 03:37
john brightman

In response to: Avoidinglife.com Review

HI
looks very interesting!
bookmarked your blog.
john brightman

 Permalink 05/25/09 @ 11:41
Akiakuta Jones

In response to: Not gettin' any? Why not join Japan's "Sex Volunteer Corps"?

Akiakuta Jones

I like to know how to apply

 Permalink 05/11/09 @ 07:26
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