Shimamachi, on the outskirts of Tokyo, is really famous with the Japanese. It’s not because it’s quaint, or because it’s old-fashioned, or because it’s kitschy (although it’s all those things!). It’s because it’s where the movie series “Otoko wa Tsurai yo” (It’s tough being a man) was filmed. The series is about, the kind of
Every once in a while, I get a craving for that salty, rich, slimy soup-ish stuff known as ramen. Although it’s technically chinese, Japanese ramen is still leaps and bounds above that cheap stuff that my Mom used to buy for 4/$1.00 in the US supermarkets. Not that that stuff was bad! I practically grew
I was looking through this month’s issue of my favorite manga magazine (It’s called Ribon. It’s a monthly publication geared towards young girls. Sort of the girly version of Shonen Jump), and something caught my eye: It says Enjoy it to the utmost, everywhere! Have an awesome Halloween!! in big letters at the top. (368
Just because I thought you guys needed another post about bathrooms! Why is this here? Because I mentioned that I’d posted about my bathtub to my boyfriend, and he said, “Hey! Oh! I KNOW!!!” *pulls out his iPhone on the train and looks through Google Street view for about 5 mins* “You should post about
This was last winter (2010). It was really cold, and my lovely editor at Asahi Weekly, arranged for me to get a little waitress-training for my column, Jamie on the Go. The idea was that I would learn the basics to waitressing at Hooters, and report on what it was like being ogled at while
Week two of my “doesn’t fit in anywhere else!” picture dump of the week! 🙂 I can’t believe it’s only been a week since I started this blog. It feels like I’ve been blogging forever… (oh wait, I have! Over 9 years now!) There is a chain store called Beard Papa that I love. ♥
Time has flown by! Not literally, since I’ve barely flown in my life at all. (It’s not within my budget, at least not yet!). But a week ago, my Japanniversary came and went quietly. My Japanniversary is basically the anniversary of my landing in Japan. In my case, this be the 16th of September, 2004.