Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hak Na Sarakham

Maha Sarakham University, where my wife works, paid off the right people to make a sappy love story movie (the kind that makes the most money here) about the university and our town in general called “Hak Na Sarakham” (Laotian … Continue reading

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best. songify. ever.

Yes, we’ve all seen enough of Charlie Sheen and now just think it’s a sad reflection of society that he’s still on the news 24/7. And yes, it’s wrong to make fun of sick people. You will laugh anyway.

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WTF? – ?????? ??????

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Acrobat Mina

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Whoring in Japan

A commenter on a post I wrote last year has summarized what it’s like to be professionally serviced in Japan, complete with typical prices and the phrase, “moistened antibiotic towelette.” How to pay for sexy sexual sex in Tobita Shinchi, … Continue reading

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Site Updates

I’ve updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Both Facebook app and Android market development make these necessary… More on this later.

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Water Business

I thought some translator was having fun when I saw a reference to “JR East Water Business Company” on this photo of a vending machine employing a facial recognition system. As it turns out, it was somebody in a higher … Continue reading

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Watching. Washing.

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Manual Ejection Jigs

Worthless. Priceless.

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Power, Fame, or Winning?

I thought the Guardian really had something with their Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi quiz, but NY Mag did them one better with It’s Time to Play ‘Sheen, Beck, or Qaddafi?’ Yo should go check those out, but remember, these … Continue reading

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Wat Ban Donnad

A couple months ago, when it was still “cold,” we visited a temple that we’d been hearing of for a while, Wat Ban Donnad (Wat Ban Don Nad?). At the end of a long, broken dirt road that runs through … Continue reading

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a seed

Max, in twenty years will you remember when daddy told you that chicken pox causes you to see Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes in black in white? Because it was actually a PAL to NTSC-J conversion problem. I hooked up your … Continue reading

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Poxy Varicella

I came home yesterday after lecturing for two days, fresh off finals week, looking forward to a nice, relaxing evening and some much-needed sleep. Alas. Max has chicken pox. Which means Mina will probably get them soon as well. Trying … Continue reading

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Lunch break

I’m eating a plate of crab fried rice that looked unremarkable, but actually tastes quite amazing. This is a touristy dish that I pass on in Thailand because it’s usually got bits of shell in it, but it’s what they … Continue reading

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It’s called “prep”

Note to organizers: If you hire me to lecture at a conference or other event, please do not change the topics five minutes after it starts. That is all.

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