Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ken Dodd

So ‘hats off’  to Ken Dodd a 60’s British comedian. He sang  a song called ‘Happiness’ which was a big hit at the same time as, The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love“ 2 April 1964 3 Peter & Gordon “A … Continue reading

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Gander in the Pratie Hole

So it is the very end of October. The weather is er very good. 24 degrees, sunny, low humidity. Basically the summer was a gardening washout. Er no, that does not describe the baking sun that burns everything to a … Continue reading

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Magic Flute

So I have a big event approaching for which I will have to wear a suit.  Those I have balloon around me satisfactorily due to weight loss. One recommends me to go to a certain store. It is packed with, … Continue reading

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A lovely horse is always an experience….. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.

Some words about horse. Intro A good week working with old friends on building THE website. Final night, you gotta eat horse. I did not know that the Japanese ate horse but Kevin did and Japan expert Michael tracks down … Continue reading

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The Cider Press Oozes

So the Fall comes to Okinawa. Not in the religious sense but in the seasonal sense. I look at my thermometer, humidity measuring thing and to my astonishment the temperature is only 24 degrees and there is a miserable 55% … Continue reading

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Spike Island Shinto

So we break the ground on a new residential complex at the university. This involves a shinto ceremony that goes like this. First call gods/ spirits/deities, broonies down to us by using a shinto priest who sings. Then ask for … Continue reading

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As I was going to Zakimi Fair

Gentle stroll around the stalls at the Zakimi fair. Once a year street festival around the castle just behind my place -food, pottery, stuff, instruments, dancing, singing, storytelling. The weather has cooled. Remarkable how many people we bump into that … Continue reading

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White Gloves

So last week I was in Yokohama. Very enjoyable. Time came to leave. It is very early in the morning as we head for the airport. Cab to the bus station which looks like at 5 star hotel. We get … Continue reading

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On The Third Day He Rose Again

In my previous message I described how my Mac had committed hari kiri in sympathy with the decease of Steve Jobs. I was very sad but at the same time awed that my much beloved MAC should choose that day … Continue reading

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Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace

“Space: the final frontier” my Mac Classic would announce as it hummed into life. Its tiny black and white screen would light up and it would sit there panting with expectation, full of mischief. If waited too long flying toasters … Continue reading

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