Another whirlwind month gone by. Another insanely busy set of weekends. September has been quite a full month, even with two and a half weekends at home. I started the month by managing to embarrass myself face-to-face with Granrodeo (my Japanese deserted me post-haste when the lead singer took my hands; the guitarist teased me…… Continue reading Sneaky September
I really should write more often. I have things to write about, but I’m generally not around on weekends, and too tired during the week to “put pen to paper,” as it were. When last I left off, I was about to dash to Osaka for more Granrodeo shows. Which I did, and they were…… Continue reading August, gone in a flash
Summer is indeed quite upon us. Daytime temps soaring to 35 C, a symphony of cicadas greeting every open door, the bone-chilling freeze of over-airconditioned stores…. Nagoya was disgustingly hot and humid. It’s special that way. But I insisted on doing a tiny bit of playing tourist anyhow. Had wanted to visit Inuyama castle and…… Continue reading Depths of summer
A few minutes ago marks 3 lovely years since I arrived. And on Thursday begins the process for another 5. I shall hopefully celebrate with a free massage and maybe a glass of sake after work.
Er, well, eight times over. Visa renewal time is upon me and I needed a new picture before the hair became blue again. Still haven’t quite processed that it’s been three years (or will be, a week from Monday) since I moved to Japan. It’s cliched to say “time flies,” but tempus has indeed fugit…… Continue reading Me, in triplicate….
February ended quietly, but March has more than made up for that brief interlude. Last week I attended four concerts (two on one day) in five days and three cities (Tokyo, Kumamoto and Sendai) … and I’m off tomorrow for one more in yet a different city (Yokohama). And then my parents come in and…… Continue reading Candle, meet flame~
I haven’t been to the movies in quite a while now (two years? not since the over-long, over-obvious, boring as heck Interstellar), but I’ve recently signed up for Netflix again, and it got me thinking about my relationship to motion pictures…. I have a small confession to make, one that won’t come as a surprise…… Continue reading Let’s all go to the movies