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Anecdotes いろいろの話

The 100th Post!

I had a bit of a conundrum the other day. I had several different posts scheduled and ready to go when I realized the next one would be post number 100! How time flies! I only started in June last year, and I'm already on my 100th post! Admittedly, several are from the Tokyo Walking series, which are photo reposts from my ...

Conversations with YJ: Granddad おじいさんと話したら・・・

YJ's family isn't your stereotypical, traditional Japanese family. They aren't that "out there" either, but manage to strike a balance between "weirder than most" and "not as weird as what blogger Crazy Chinese Family has to deal with". I love them dearly, but they surprise me, often. Most of all though, I like YJ's ...

Conversations with YJ: Yamapi Envy / YJはヤマピに焼きもち??

On Sunday nights there's a show called "Otona no Kiss: Eigo" (Adult Kiss: English) on Fuji TV, starring J-pop star and actor Yamapi (full name . It's on really late, starting at 00:40 on Monday morning. YJ and I had never seen it until last week, since we normally have early starts on Mondays. (I go to bed at 10pm if I ...

Sleep Talking Doesn\'t Work Both Ways 寝言は一方だ〜

The bizarre conversations I've had with YJ while he's asleep are becoming a regular thing now. It amuses me and doesn't seem to bother him, so it works. But the other day, the tables were turned. I went to bed early and YJ woke me up later to tell me that I'd been talking in my ...

Conversations with YJ: Acronyms / YJと会話: 接頭語

I've covered YJ and my strange half-asleep conversations a few times now, but I like to think that as strange as those are, the "real" conversations we have are sometimes weirder. Every couple has their idiosyncrasies, and that's what makes it interesting, but sometimes I wonder if ours aren't just a little bit on the weird ...

Army of Doraemon ドラえもんだらけ!

If you visit Roppongi Hills in Tokyo now, you'll be able to see an army of 66 Doraemon gathered there as part of TV Asahi's Summer Station campaign. It's on until August 28th, so if you have a chance, it's definitely worth checking ...

The Sleep Talking Continues 寝言は続きます

  I thought I would run out of amusing content when it comes to sleep talking conversations, especially since we've had some far more interesting interactions awake, but I was wrong. Earlier this week, this happened: ...