PEOPLE OF JAPAN 34 - “THE GEOGRAPHER”
Okay, so he may not have been a geographer, but I sure hope he was. Either way, he definitely spent our entire five hour train ride from Kochi to Kyoto drawing spirals in his notebook.
I’m not even sure if geographers draw spirals, but I sure hope they do. I’m pretty sure if I was a geographer I’d be drawing some spirals of geological formations. I’d probably sell em on Etsy. I wonder if he sells his spirals on Etsy?
Note to self: Look up spirals on Etsy. If nothing shows up, tap into that market and get rich quick.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 33 - “GRANDMAS INVENTING STUFF IN GARAGES”
Okay, so they might not actually be grandmas, and they may not actually be inventing stuff, but I’m pretty sure that they are in a garage.
That being said, if by chance they are inventing something, I hope it’s an ice cube that never melts, cause I like my coffee cold but not watered down. And if they’re not working on un-meltable ice cubes then I hope they’re at least working on underwear with pockets, for those day when I forget my pants but still need someplace to put my wallet.
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Of all the photos I took on my recent trip to Japan this is the only one that’s been on my mind since I heard about the earthquake. I remember thinking “Wow, that’s a damn good family, and that dad has a damn cool jacket”. I really hope they are okay.
Also, thank you so much to all of you nice Tumblr folks who have sent me messages asking if Vicki’s family is okay. The answer is yes, they are all alive and well. Thank you.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 32 - “FED UP”
The look on his face says it all… someone just showed him my blog.
I’m not sure why, but of all my chef photos this one is my personal favorite. Maybe it’s the composition, or maybe it’s because this one reveals the chef’s sidekick.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 30 - “IRON CHEF MAKES IT HAPPEN”
Whoever’s getting that container of “not chicken teriyaki” is going to be very happy as this chef was serious about his fried chicken.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 29 - “IRON CHEF LAYS IT DOWN”
I hope you like this guy because today my blog’s gonna be ALL IRON CHEF ALL THE TIME, as I took quite a few photos of this charismatic chef.
When I look at this one I picture that woman with her hand out attempting to “lay it down”. She’s probably saying “I want some some Chicken Teriyaki and I want it now!”. But then the Iron Chef lays it down harder by saying “Damn woman, step off, this is Japan, there’s no Chicken Teriyaki here!!!”.
Note: Quite a few of you seemed to think that I was joking when I said in a previous post that there was “no Chicken Teriyaki in Japan”. Trust me, that was no joke. I spent 8 days in Japan and at every single meal (even breakfast) I attempted to order Chicken Teriyaki. Not once did I get it. I’m pretty sure it’s an American thing.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 28 - “PINK LIPSTICK”
In addition to her pink lipstick I also really like her paper cap. However, my favorite part is her winning attitude. I really miss Japan, everyone was so nice. I only had two minor quibbles…
1. I could never find a trash can. Where are your trash cans Japan!!! Does no one in Japan snack on the go???
2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… THERE IS NO CHICKEN TERIYAKI IN JAPAN!!!
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 27 - “LOOK CLOSELY”
Look closely… she’s hiding something. Could it be a mogwai? I hope so.
For any Gremlins enthusiasts out there, here’s a question that has always bothered me…
I know that the most important rule for “keeping” a mogwai is “Don’t ever feed him after midnight”. My question is, at what point after midnight can you feed a mogwai? I assume there must be a specific time, is it noon? It’s very confusing because midnight is the beginning of the day so everything that follows would technically be considered “after midnight”? Do you see what I’m saying.
I’m only asking because in my dream world I’d like to eat pancakes for breakfast with my mogwai. Unfortunately I prefer my pancakes at around 8am on Sundays. Would this be possible, or would I have to eat pancakes for dinner? I’d obviously make the sacrifice to prevent a “gremlin situation” from happening, but damn, pancakes are sooooo good in the morning.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 26 - “THE HUMAN HIGHLIGHTER”
Without the bright blue earmuffs he’d be just another regular guy who happens to wear bright clothes. But with the bright blue earmuffs he ups his game and transforms into “The Human Highlighter”. Watch out because if he thinks you’re important he might brighten your day!!! What an awesome super hero.
Note to self: Make “Human Highlighter” comic book, make lots of money, buy big screen tv, order some pizza, watch Cupcake Wars with Vicki, eat pizza, watch Animal Hoarders with Vicki, order more pizza.