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October 19th, 2007

moof's daily life @ 09:28 pm

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative (and wet)

Things have settled into a routine, mostly; I go to work, and very occasionally go out and about. This is where it starts to get interesting in terms of a daily living basis: now that the novelty is wearing off - now what?

I no longer pull the faucet to try and turn it on (which is quite handy, cuz you can just nudge it with your elbow when your hands are all dirty, then push it back upwards once your hands are clean.); it seems normal that bell peppers are around $1 each, or a Wendy's double goes for $7; that manga is sorted by publisher and then by author (unless it's porn or subculture or girly, in which case it gets sorted a little differently).

One of my roommates says that he feels far less alien here than he did back home in Canada; here, he's expected to be weird, whereas in Canuckistania he felt much more pressure to fit in and conform. I feel just as much (or as little) an outsider here as I did in the US - but the way in which it manifests is certainly different.

Perhaps if the rain lets up tomorrow, I'll try hitting the flea market at the racetrack - but for right now, it sure is nice to sit and listen to.
 
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From:icis_machine
Date:October 19th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
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i think the advantage to japan is that you are expecting to feel like an outsider. in tokyo other outsiders seem aware that you are there but in osaka they wanna talk to you and hang out. it's an odder response.


besides, there are $9 boob pillows!
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/boobs/boob+shaped-cushions-could-almost-turn-me-lesbian-312832.php

i know i'd like one.
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From:moof
Date:October 22nd, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)
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Eh, I'd prefer people wanna talk to me; I haven't gotten any random strangers wanting to do so, however.

Looks like I have a trip to Kiddieland in my near future.
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From:icis_machine
Date:October 22nd, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
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take a trip to osaka. white people are much more of a novelty and other outsiders openly seek each other. plus there is shinkansen.
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From:moof
Date:November 11th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
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Sadly, the boob pillows where nowhere to be seen.
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From:icis_machine
Date:November 11th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
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No problems.

We don't know where to put boobshaped items anyway.
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From:amaninthemoon
Date:October 21st, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
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One of the oddest, nerdiest guys I ever met was Japanese. I wonder if he felt the same way about living here in the States--free to be as all-out weird as he wanted to be.

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