Monday, 23 August 2010



Read English news, do listening and question practice.
英語 ニュース、 リーディング、 リスニング、 問題。
Three levels, from beginner to native!
ビギナー、 中級、 ネイティブレベルの英語。

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Goodbye blog

So yeah, don`t think I`m gonna update this thing anymore. Bye

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

So I shaved my bum

Fear not, this episode will not feature photographs.
But yeah, today I lathered up both hands, applied it to my cheeks, and went in with a razor. It was surprisingly easy, because down there the skin is smooth and the hair is soft. I just deleted two puns from that last sentence, can you guess what they were?
Tensions flared up suddenly at approximately 3pm this afternoon. After decades of peace, sudden unprovoked attacks from the Ryan syndicate decmated much of the hair population. Several thousand hairs retreated deeper into the mountain crevice, and a spokesperson for the Ryan syndicate has already hinted that further violence may be neccessary to secure this region as well.
Anways, the whole thing left me feeling a little too feminine. Not the final result, but the act itself. I know kobody likes hair on the bum except monkeys - and I'm not allowed to go near them anymore since the court order - but something about taking a razor blade anywhere near my legs made me a little uncomfortable. So in an effort to make a skinny man feel more masculine, I decided to grow a beard, starting now. Not shaving my face also prevents me from mixing up which of my blades is for my arse or my face.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

John Spencer Blues Explosion

I haven't seen this gem from the ABC's Recovery in a long time. If you think it's lame and wanna stop it, just stick with it for a while. It gets better.

God I miss Rage.

Friday, 13 June 2008


Yes I like the Bowie song. Yes I am sad.
Anyway, this entry is about changes that have happened to my personality, I guess. This was sparked by a recent incident. You see, I bought a bag recently. Nothing special about that. It's a cheap, $3, pocket-sized foldable bag you can use instead of plastic bags at the supermarket. Then I realized that I'd have nothing to put my trash in before I put it out on the street on Mondays and Fridays. So I wondered why I bought it in the first place. Was I trying to be kind to the environment? Not really, that's more Dan's shtick now .... was it just because it was cheap? Then it hit me. I bought it because it had a cute picture of a dog on it.

What have I become? I thought to myself.
The answer is, slightly Japanese, I really think so. I don't think I would have bought this bag in Australia, but I don't know if it's because I've changed, or my circumstances have ... would the checkout chick think I was gay? Or would I think it was gay?
Anyway, I tend to like much cuter, dare I say girly things than I did before. I want to buy the new Suzuki Swift. I like babies with tomato sauce.
Other evidence points towards my general easternization. Everyone who comes to visit me here says I'm more polite now. I had to delete the word ketchup from the last paragraph before I put the hyperlink in. Eating rice with a spoon seems like a very strange thing to do, and I wonder how to eat anything on my plate that isn't big enough for one mouthful.
I've started exercising daily. That's a good change.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

I always thought I didn't like Japanese music

... but it turns out I was just a decade or two late. Welcome to my new favorite song.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

bullet points

  • people don't work for money, they work for respect - which is why I can work for peanuts and be happy
  • my new Junior High job is lots lots of fun, and I have a lot of down time so I can study Japanese at work
  • women is bitches
  • I can now watch a Japanese TV show and understand 80 percent of the dialogue and 100 percent of the story, but only if the show is about a little boy who likes baseball a lot and on is on channel 3 at 9:30 Saturday mornings
  • junior high school students in Japan are weird. Everyday they practice sports until 5pm after school with all the discipline and regimen of a military unit
  • three junior high school students like me, one says she loves me and the other two asked me to sign their books like I was some kind of rock star or something. I was both disturbed and flattered by this
  • women my own age are decidedly less interested in me than junior high school students. I should be a pervert or something.