Monthly Archives: June 2012

Great Job on The Laundry! In Recognition of Your Achievement…..

Here`s what`s not explained clearly when permanently leaving the work place. Never again will you hear the words, “That was a great job.” Most likely no one will call a neighborhood coffee in your honor to say, “In recognition of … Continue reading

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Another Culture Lesson Learned the Hard Way- #16

Today, I will review a case study, which will, if committed to memory, prevent your new Japanese friends from committing seppuku (suicide) after attending a party at your apartment. Harasi-san, a Japanese male in his early twenties. A recent graduate … Continue reading

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Irises at Meiji Shrine – and a Surprise Sighting

My favorite ” go to” spot- Meiji Shrine. Always entertaining- to me anyway, asĀ  I can never find anyone else to tag along. The Offspring hide until I`ve been gone for 10 minutes. Spouse will go if he can see … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather Bike Tokyo Together

I prefer to limit constraints on my behavior with too many rules. Therefore, I operate under a general set of guiding principles which can be altered if circumstances require a quick adjustment. There is one that has remained constant, has … Continue reading

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