“But Did Thee Feel the Earth Move?”

I remember reading Hemingway and in ” For Whom The Bell Tolls” this bloke asks his er partner after an act of coitus, “Did thee feel the earth move?” I always thought this was very bloated male bollocks. By the way, they did the deed in a meadow. When he stood up the bloke said to his er partner,”Gracias.”

In a Tokyo hotel room this morning, as I scratched my stomach and contemplated getting up, the earth moved. The coat hangers rattled, things fell off my desk, the building swayed   and undulated, I was on the 8th floor, and I thought Hemingway.

I went to a breakfast, all excited, with a Japanese colleague. She never mentioned the earthquake. When I, schoolboyishly, did, she said something like, “Well duh yeah.”

I like Tokyo

Every Japanese city has one.

Every Japanese city has one.

Earthquake breakfast. I thought I was pretty much in control of Japanese breakfast until I smashed the hard boiled egg on top my tray to find that it was'nt.

Earthquake breakfast. I thought I was pretty much in control of Japanese breakfast until I smashed the hard boiled egg on my tray to find that it was’nt.

TV station

TV station

 

Love Hotel

Love Hotel

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

 

It's Christmas at Haneda

It’s Christmas at Haneda

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