as promised

A little homage to the news that KFC is bringing their famous ‘heart attack in your hands’, otherwise known as the ‘double down’ to Japan. yeah, i didn’t spend much time on it, but i thought it was funny! and, whoever made this is a hero. more to come.  

An old gem, playing the odds and some more silliness.

Explain the title first, I guess. I have been listening to an album that was released in 1996, the singer died just before it’s release. the band (and the album) is called Sublime. i finally bought it on CD after listening to it in some form or another for the last 10 ish years. NOTE-…

3 things.

I will never understand why dub step is popular. It has been raining all day, so I have been keeping my PS3 busy, as well as starting a new little painting. I made the shocking discovery on thursday that my 6th grade students have less than 42 days till graduation. Here we go again!

2012.

New banner, new ‘games’ entry and a 2011 retrospective, located in my journal. Now, time to get over this cold before Tuesday!

Sniff.

The first week of 2012 is nearly over. It is my Dad’s birthday tomorrow (so I can FINALLY put up a pic of the hilarious card I got him). I am sick, and the Japanese public holiday calender is again going in my favour, SO, I have another long weekend. So I am drawing, sniffing,…

Snowboarding, Matsumoto and Tokyo.

Between Christmas and new year, we went to Matsumoto and Hakuba¬†for our winter vacation. After 3 days of snowboarding, my legs felt like lead walking in treacle (tough life, eh?!) but the end-of-day onsens were well worth it and soothed my aging limbs. The scenery was spectacular, the powder was like nothing I have ever…

An apology, running and new year.

First, I KNOW I said my next post would be about my snowboarding trip. It isn’t. Instead, it is three things about new year in Japan. 1) Running. Every year (first week In January) is¬†the Hakone Ekiden¬†(relay marathon) race¬†involving the top 20 university running teams¬†in the Kanto region. ¬†Between ten runners, 2 days¬†and over 200…

Last memories of 2011.

¬†I have not done much since returning from snowboarding, but that is what vacation is for, right?! Anyway, the last day of term was an expectedly ceremonial affair, until the day ended. I had a quick dentist¬†appointment (which I thought was going to be worse than it turned out to be) and then I had…