Wanting to Help

Spoke with a friend today who has chronic back problems. He’s the nicest, sincerest and most energetic guy I know and my heart goes out to him in the hope that he can find a cure to his problems. Our conversation on the phone naturally drifted to his back issues and while I didn’t want to dwell on the topic long, because I’m sure he is tired of talking about the topic, I couldn’t help but ask about his condition and how a search for the cure was coming along. Of course, most of the news was disheartening and difficult for him to say. Is it better to try and… Continue reading Wanting to Help

Home Econmics in Japan

A home economics teacher who I have relationship to, except that she now teaches at the high school I went to visited me today. Went to Shinjuku for dinner at an izakaya. Also took a stroll around the red-light district of Shinjuku much to the amusement of the visitors. Live just doesn’t get more entertaining than seeing underage ladies of the night and hosts with their half-buttoned colors and their slimy auras. I couldn’t get over the way the visitor pronounced Aomori all night. Please, pronounce it ah-oh-more-ee. Although Italian and Japanese have been known to have their similarities in sound, Aomori should by no means be said as a-MORE-eh.… Continue reading Home Econmics in Japan