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Is It Right to Hate China? The Clampitt`s Investigate

Among ExPats, Japan is referred to as “Asia Lite.”  While shopping one gets confused as to location- there`s more English signage than Japanese and random animals of various size and denomination don`t cross the road along with the pedestrians. Cars … Continue reading

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A Forced March to the Terracotta Warriors- Xi` An China

I`m the only one who wanted to go. Two of the Clampitts flat refused. One actually had a good excuse being that he is living in Canada at the moment. The other got a lecture on culture, missed opportunities, and … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind van Gogh`s Missing Ear…

I now know the true reason van Gogh cut off his ear for the Clampitts recently faced similar circumstances. A well-intentioned van Gogh signed on to a group tour of the South of France in order to divine inspiration from … Continue reading

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Living Dangerously, On the Edge, That`s How I Roll

Living dangerously, on the edge, pushing the boundaries between life and death, an adrenaline junkie seeking the next jolt. This is how I roll. Every day. All day. Yet a challenge remained untested and chiding me from afar. It was … Continue reading

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To Be or Not to Be….That Is The Question

To Be or Not to Be? The question on the mind of the Ouisar-san. Now posted to you. Some of you have expressed delight concern as to where I`ve been. Not only have I not been aggravating readers who happen … Continue reading

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“What`s Your Type?”

“What`s your sign?” The ultimate conversation starter lost with the demise of the horoscope in the 70`s. Perhaps it got tangled up with disco. Whatever the reason,  I stopped looking for a Leo soul mate and that groovy Sagittarius embroidered … Continue reading

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Ouisar-san drops the Ball on the Local Matsuri

The fact that I`ve been blogging for two full years and haven`t done a post on a matsuri is shameful an oversight. Especially given the number of these that occur throughout the year. During a matsuri, the neighborhood shrine`s delegates … Continue reading

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Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Japan- Add It To Your Bucket List

It was turning out to be the typical Clampitt vacation. A perfect storm of sorts. We boarded a plane headed 3 hours south toward Okinawa, then another 45 minutes further south to Ishigaki Island. So did several right-wing activists ready … Continue reading

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If It Can`t be Snowboarded, the Clampitts Don`t Go, But…..

others do. This post is brought to you by a number of others. Namely Apple and one of my latest favorite blogs Rocket News 24. During one of my weekly trips to the Apple store to replace various shattered Iphone … Continue reading

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(Hell) Raising Teenagers in Asia

Warning- Graphic Images, not to be read while eating. Don`t say I didn`t warn you. One day last spring I was walking with several thousand of my closest Japanese neighbors through Yoyogi park in central Tokyo. Just enjoying the day … Continue reading

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