Monthly Archives: January 2004

Snow Pics

Taken at Ubuyama Bokujo. What you can’t see (to the bottom right, beyond the frame) is a big treaded set of tracks that told of multiple snow donuts on the tractor. Snow. Yuuto kun atop a mini-mountain of snow. Tried … Continue reading

Posted in Ubuyama

Gaijin Jelly Donut

Koreans don’t take no sh*t from smartass foreigners.

Posted in Strange Words

Ridiculously Cold

Posted in Ubuyama

More Than Meets The Eye

When I was 5, the Transformers was one of my favorite cartoons in the action category, up there with G.I. Joe, Voltron, He-Man (remember, I was only 5), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (spot the double entrendre here), Thundercats, Inspector Gadget, … Continue reading

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Same Same, But Different

Reading this post at Vagabonding (a great travelogue, BTW) was like reading Off The Rails In Phnom Penh: Into The Dark Heart Of Girls, Guns, and Ganja all over again (this is a great book by Amit Gilboa that talks … Continue reading

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American Engrish

Damn, this picture is so great, I was tempted to cut and post it here, but I will resist my online klepto temptations. The site’s worth exploring with gems like “Chinese Hut“. I had no idea that there were Mister … Continue reading

Posted in Strange Words

Ubuyama Snowboarding Safari

My snowboard planted in a foot of powder in front of Yamaga Shogakko in Ubuyama. Arguably, this is the best place for snowboarding in my village. Today I woke up late (10:00AM- I MUST be gettin old), and was shocked … Continue reading

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Snow is dumping down on my village right now, and the roads have been covered in a blanket of snow three inches thick. Thank goodness that I am driving the Yakuba’s Nissan Wingroad with AWD and snowtires, or else I … Continue reading

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Kagoshima Part 2

The very next day after I got back from Korea, I made a trip with Kaori-Sensei and her friend Emiko down to Kagoshima. But first we stopped by the city to visit a shogakko student who was in the hospital. … Continue reading

Posted in Around Kyushu

Back In The Motherland

I just stepped back into my apartment after a full day and two nights in Seoul, which I will write about later when I am not about to nod off. I just want to say thanks to everyone who made … Continue reading

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