Monthly Archives: December 2010

Gaijin’s first haircut

We got our first haircuts in Japan yesterday at Hair Techno. We stood perplexed at the ¥8500 after the word “cut” on the sign since we were lead to believe this place was reasonably priced.  Somewhat skeptical and a little … Continue reading

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Some things never change

I may have moved 7,000 miles away, but I’m still being stupid.  This is what my day is like while we’re just hanging around in the apartment. I’ve been watching this in my spare time.  A compelling story about a … Continue reading

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Shinjuku (re)visited

Tuesday night we made a somewhat impulsive decision to visit the Shinjuku section of Tokyo in the morning.  Now, I know we’re not in New York, but I think subconsciously I felt the need to stock up on goods on … Continue reading

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Christmas weekend

Christmas night we went out to a bar with our neighbor & friend Mark.  Oyama’s pretty boring for the most part.  The restaurants are nothing special, the people tend to be older & don’t speak English, and everything closes early … Continue reading

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Kurisumasu

Merry Christmas, everyone! With the sun shining on our faces & a truck scaring us by driving over the cement-plate gutter on our street, we got up out of bed to find what Santa had left for the day. We … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Today was Christmas Eve in Japan! We did a bit of last minute Christmas shopping for each other and I decided to hit up the 100 Yen store (dollar store to you ‘mericans). In Japan, Christmas isn’t really the family … Continue reading

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Cookin’ mama

Last night’s culinary adventure wasn’t all that interesting.  It was okay, but a bit bland.  Sort of a shame since I spent probably a half hour trying to yank skin off a chicken thigh & chop it, carrots, veggies, and … Continue reading

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