Photos of Japan: Welcome to the hood

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Yamato in the Kanagawa Prefecture might be considered part of greater Tokyo, but there are miles and miles – both figuratively speaking and literally – from down-town Tokyo to this place, my new hood. Located to the west of Tokyo … Continue reading

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Homer on the Bayou – When songs meet philosophers

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Photo by: brewbooks

I do love me a good pun, yes I does. Any even more than a good pun, I loves me some really, really bad puns. Even more so if they mix two things I love: philosophy and music.

So I tip my head to McSweeney’s for creating the Canon of Philosophy Student Karaoke Songs.

This smorgasbord of hit upon hit upon hit include evergreens like ‘Total Eclipse of Descartes’, ‘Get the Party Sartred’, and ‘U Kant Touch This’.

Other personal favourites include:

‘Love Voltaire Us Apart’

‘I Kissed Hegel (And I Liked It)’

‘Forever Jung’

Five points for the first to find one with Aristotle :-)

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Photos: Japanese living #1

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A gallery of photos from the flat – not much to go on, so can’t say it’s typically Japanese….but it’s definitely different from the previous places I’ve lived.

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First signs of Japan – The joy of lost in translation

I have a feeling that Japanese signs are going to be the foundation of a very large part of the coming year’s guffawing. Takes these three for example, which are funny if you, like me, have part of your brain that’s always stuck on age 13:

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This is likely to be the first of many…consider yourself warned :-)

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Photos: So long to the beautiful South West part 2

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Another round of see you soon photos from what’s become a second home. Will miss this place and the people here more than I can really put into words….which is a lot (I hope) seeing as I make part of … Continue reading

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Photos: So long to the beautiful South West part 1

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Setting off for an adventure in Japan, and leaving the South West for a while. This is definitely not a goodbye, but a ‘so long’, and here are some pictures that give an idea of why:

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Appetizing and aesthetically pleasing arrangements – but how?

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The photographer Emily Blincoe is a recent favourite of mine. In her own words, she ‘finds inspiration in faces, shapes, colors, light and the quiet little moments’. The combination of shapes, colours and light are prominent features of my favourites … Continue reading

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