Monday, March 13, 2006

Ditches and Mail-Order Husbands

A lot of drainage in Japan isn't done through underground sewers - waste water is just shunted into ditches behind people's houses. Ostensibly this is for feeding the rice fields, which are smack dab in the middle of the city blocks. But I wonder - what kind of water goes into it? Like, the soapy water that runs from my shower after I'm done?

Going shopping the other day I discovered random pants discarded near the bike parking area. No, I did not investigate further.

Also, Japanese people don't know how to drive. Or park. Yes, especially park. This guy parked on the road near the entrance, essentially turning the two-lane road into a one-lane street. For over half an hour while he was inside shopping. It was still parked there when I left.

Saturday was a fun meet-up day with the JETs from the next two towns. I met Kira and we went to Book-Off and then we went to Mos Burger. Following Travelingrant's advice, I had the katsu burger, which wasn't bad. I was surprised that the bun was made from rice, but hey.
土曜日は楽しい日だった。隣の町のJETに会って(ま、別々だったけど)Book-OffとMos Burgerに行った。Travelingrantの提議でかつバーガーを食べたし別にまずくないと思っていた。変だったけどまずくなかった。御飯も使われてちょっとびっくりしたけどまいや。

We spent way too much money buying manga and music and whatever that day. In the evening we went to a kaiten-sushi restaurant and I proceeded to ask that the girls take the tuna off the belt and hand it to me at every opportunity.

The hand is quicker than the eye, or in this case my shutter speed.

Since I really don't like anything other than tuna, I tried my hand at the natto maki. I think I've found a new favourite!

At night we went back to the Abanzale bar, and we all ordered one drink. I ordered the gayest thing on the menu, a China Blue.
夜はまたAbanzaleに行った、そして皆が酒を一杯注文した。僕はメニューの一番ゲイな飲み物を頼んだーChina Blue.

We did get a special treat though - one of the guys who runs the turntables is also an amazing beatboxer. I mean really. Chris, you have a partner.

Anyway, the title of today's post refers to a discussion I was having, where mail-order brides are well-known, but do mail-order husband sites exist? And would they be referred to as male-orders, then? The answer is yes.

I've also been playing with Photoshop too much.

5 Comments 論評:

  • I always enjoy reading your blog. I am curious, is the burger really as small as your hand makes it look, or is it the angle?

    By Blogger Nathan, at 3/14/2006 11:52 AM  

  • It was about the size of a regular hamburger at Mos. I think my hand makes it look a bit smaller than it is.

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 3/14/2006 1:18 PM  

  • Ah, I'm not that good at beatboxing. and HOLY HELL you don't know how much I miss Mos Burger.

    - Chris

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/15/2006 2:04 PM  

  • I think we've all agreed that Mos is the Food of the Gods. Damn, you make me want to go tonight, but must fight fat.

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 3/15/2006 3:34 PM  

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    By Anonymous Sarah, at 3/16/2006 12:58 AM  

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