Sunday, October 12, 2008


One thing that's beginning to bother me is how many Japanese people I meet act completely surprised that I can say "nice to meet you" in Japanese or that my fork-clutching fingers are dexterous enough to handle chopsticks. I know they're just being polite and encouraging, but after two months it begins to feel a bit patronizing. Nader just called it the soft bigotry of low expectations. I think that might be the way to put it.

Halloween is on our minds, and if a certain shopping excursion for yellow galoshes goes as planned, I will appear as the famous Anpanman at the company Halloween party. Please see picture for further explanation:

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