Tag Archives: Birds

He Who Pays the Piper

Incredible though it may seem, people give me money to pay the flute. Japan is a very strange country. Yesterday we played at a shopping mall. Anyway there is something very different ┬áhaving used bills shoved in your hands to … Continue reading

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Any Worthwhile Expedition Can Be Planned on the Back of an Envelope.

Much though I love my boat, about which I have written extensively, she is an antisocial creature. She only really likes me. We have had unforgettable moments together, but once another person is introduced, she does not feel at ease. … Continue reading

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Voyeurism

I like to watch. I pick up garbage from the beaches and watch shells. I wander in the undergrowth by the house looking for things to watch. I then go to watch the stinking pond. There are two super rare … Continue reading

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Respect the Aged

“On Monday we have a holiday because of the Respect for the Aged Day. The purpose of the holiday is self-explanatory; it is to respect the elderly and to celebrate longevity. In Japan, the influence of Confucianism from the ancient … Continue reading

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Clubbing

Bit of a misunderstanding last night when some young people, after we had some drink taken, said, “Do you want to go clubbing?” “Baby seals?!!” Anyway whatever the activity, the answer was going to be No as I find myself … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Listening?

So I start the conference. I attend two sessions before lunch, which are strange affairs. First because frankly I do not understand much of what is being said. Nice cozy web stuff that I feel at home with, soon develops … Continue reading

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Birds on the Beach

So the greatest thing about going to foreign parts is that you see new birds. One of the tedious factors of advancing age is that you have been there seen that before. New experience becomes rarer. A colonoscopy is fun … Continue reading

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