Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cloven Feet

It has been quite fun observing the hurricane excitement on the east coast of the US. I feel vaguely superior in the condescending European  “Oh yes, so I heard ” tradition. Ours are of course much better. The last one … Continue reading

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Alea jacta est

Shisa (シーサー) (Okinawan: siisaa) (shishi or shisaa) is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often in pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawan mythology. People place pairs of shisa on their rooftops or flanking the gates to their houses. Shisa are wards, believed to protect … Continue reading

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Marketing

On the island of er tokasuku, tungnagusuku, tolumnaka, tilanakatoka, I can’t remember, there is a camp site. The sign at the entry of this site is below. That should get the punters pouring in.

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Ninja Turtles

  3 dives. This really is it. My fantasy of what scuba diving is, happens in the seas around er T????????????. Ben and I are picked up by a pick-up and off to the port. H???????? and G??????????? are our … Continue reading

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“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

It is a great thing to be able to remember stuff, especially in Japan. Unfortunately I can’t. Well to be precise I cannot remember names. Ben and I go away for the weekend to an island some miles to the … Continue reading

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We gonna be burning and a-looting tonight

So as London burns, here in Okinawa the burning is more restrained – essentially it is limited to big trees stuffed into the nobori-gama  – check previous post: https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/harry-potter/ Fortunes smiles as, now quite good buddy Yamada san, asks Ben to do … Continue reading

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Get back your ‘oo’ with Typhoo

Sorry for long silence but we have just been through one big Typhoon, which amongst other stuff cut the internet connection for several days. This was a schoolboy dream as at 11:30 0n Thursday there was an announcement at work … Continue reading

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