Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lizard Tales

In Taiwan on vacation....

A lizard who apparently lives in the car traveled the length of the island, and back, with us. It was a three-day trip. Said lizard, "Liz" for short, crawled up and rode on the hood for the last few kilometers, as if her lizard senses had somehow indicated that she was nearing her usual environment. That was weird. She even jumped around a bit, like she was glad to be back. Forgive me if I overindulge in anthropomorphizing. I think maybe swimming with the fish may have something to do with it. I am a fan of snorkeling now. But I digress. Welcome home, Liz.

Oh, and Liz? I wonder if it was a relative of yours who was trying to share my bed the other night. If so, tell him I'm sorry if it was my fault his tail fell off. I think we caught each other a bit off guard.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Going Native

March is ending, so in order to be able to say I have posted something every month, here is a post.

Tonight I went to the grocery store and used my newly acquired member's card to get "Pure Water" in a 3.8 liter bottle, along with probably way too much half-price food. (Shopping for half-price items at supermarket closing time is one of my hobbies/money-saving techniques. I know, it's an exciting life I lead.) Among the plethora of delectable goodies was this sushi, which normally doesn't appeal to me that much. I don't dislike it; I just don't get excited about it. Especially not as a main course.

But tonight it cried out, "Eat me! Eat me!" And so I obliged. Not only was it much better than I expected, but it filled my stomach as well. In over 7 years in Japan, I do believe this is a first. Wacky.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Reverse Culture Talk

This article is from 2007 but I read it again today and I think I identified with more list items this time around. Feel free to hazard a guess or add to the list.... ; )

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(And don't forget to go to part 2 after finishing!)