A crafty, nommy, occassionally geeky blog-thing.

And More!

  • Being gaijin in rural Japan is like being a ghost. You’re out of phase with everyone around you, visible only to shopkeepers, waiters, and the drunk. This is both liberating, and disconcerting.
  • No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you are always breaking some social taboo. But since you’re invisible (see above), that’s okay.
  • Japanese dead are not spiteful, and enjoy company. Visit a cemetery!
  • Karaoke makes much more sense in private rooms. Japlish lyrics for “foreign” songs, however, make much less.
  • I had to go to Japan in order to try pigs feet. Savour the irony. =P
  • A properly made lemon sour tastes like lemonade, kicks like a mule on speed.