Tag Archives: Japan

Tophatsu

The final installment of the great adventure starts on Shell Beach. Shell Beach not because of the shells but because of the artillery ammunition Ben found there. It is of course a beautiful beach and Dileas is well moored fore and aft … Continue reading

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007

Time to get my driving licence renewed. A licence here only has a lifespan of 2 years. They are called hamster licences. My original getting of a license was much facilitated by Rei san who showed me what to do. … Continue reading

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And the Living is Easy

Here is an example of how nice it is to live in Japan. My much-loved G10 breaks down. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/the-murdering-canons-roar/ Who you gonna call? Why the help number on the Canon web site, of course. They go through a thorough fault-finding … Continue reading

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Throwing Up

It is Winter in Okinawa. Then, too, they say, thro’ all the burthen’d Air, Long Groans are heard, shrill Sounds, and distant Sighs, That, murmur’d by the Demon of the Night, Warn the devoted Wretch of Woe, and Death! Wild … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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Madeleine

Japan is a country where you take your shoes off a lot – at the dentist, in many restaurants, certainly upon entering a home, yours or someone else’s. If you take off your shoes then usually you put them back … Continue reading

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Eyeless in Ishikawa

I bought some new prescription sunglasses, which arrived last Friday. I had 3 pairs of sunglasses 3 months ago but I broke or  lost all of them in quick succession. I had glibly said to the spectacle shop guy, optometrist?, … Continue reading

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