Monthly Archives: April 2012

Okinawa City looks oh so pretty. Get there straight on Route 58

Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on” God say, “No.” Abe say, “What ?” God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see … Continue reading

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Birds

Sorry to be dull but I really like looking at birds. During my stroll around Ueno and close by places I saw a lot of birds which made me happy. All these birds seen in the center of what maybe … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard! While we’re in the mood — Cold jelly and custard!

So this is what I ate over the last few days.

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Speed Art

Ueno Park also has art galleries. I went to the Museum of Western Art and did the whole thing in 25 minutes. I like to maximize pleasure by compacting looking at amazing stuff worth billions into a very short time. … Continue reading

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My Dad Used to Take Me to the Pet Shop and Tell Me It Was the Zoo in Tokyo

I always try to go to zoos. I wrote an entry about this in a previous blog so read this link and change San Francisco to Tokyo. http://spikekalashnikov.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/my-parents-used-to-take-me-to-the-pet-department-and-tell-me-it-was-a-zoo/ Tokyo is not a great zoo. It still has a lot of … Continue reading

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“In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.”

I am in Tokyo. It is cherry blossom time. The city celebrates. Because it is cherry blossom time not because I am here. Hanami or watching flowers is a big deal and seems to be a wonderful reason to sit … Continue reading

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Tuna and Chips

I have noticed an interesting dietary evolution over the last few months. I now eat tuna and rice at least 2 times maybe 3 times a week. It is delicious and cheap. Tuna is very cheap here – you can … Continue reading

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Drippin

One memory of my 50s and 60s childhood that I hold dear is the joy of bread and dripping. Dripping is the fat and meat juice that exudes from roasting meat, usually beef and pork. It gathers in the bottom … Continue reading

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The Competition

I realized that I have not been writing much and wondered why. Pressure of work? Er, yes but what’s new? Getting used to Okinawa? Well, yes but still a trillion things to write about. The real reason is the very … Continue reading

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