Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ken Dodd

So ‘hats off’  to Ken Dodd a 60’s British comedian. He sang  a song called ‘Happiness’ which was a big hit at the same time as, The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love“ 2 April 1964 3 Peter & Gordon “A … Continue reading

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Gander in the Pratie Hole

So it is the very end of October. The weather is er very good. 24 degrees, sunny, low humidity. Basically the summer was a gardening washout. Er no, that does not describe the baking sun that burns everything to a … Continue reading

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Magic Flute

So I have a big event approaching for which I will have to wear a suit.  Those I have balloon around me satisfactorily due to weight loss. One recommends me to go to a certain store. It is packed with, … Continue reading

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A lovely horse is always an experience….. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.

Some words about horse. Intro A good week working with old friends on building THE website. Final night, you gotta eat horse. I did not know that the Japanese ate horse but Kevin did and Japan expert Michael tracks down … Continue reading

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The Cider Press Oozes

So the Fall comes to Okinawa. Not in the religious sense but in the seasonal sense. I look at my thermometer, humidity measuring thing and to my astonishment the temperature is only 24 degrees and there is a miserable 55% … Continue reading

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Spike Island Shinto

So we break the ground on a new residential complex at the university. This involves a shinto ceremony that goes like this. First call gods/ spirits/deities, broonies down to us by using a shinto priest who sings. Then ask for … Continue reading

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As I was going to Zakimi Fair

Gentle stroll around the stalls at the Zakimi fair. Once a year street festival around the castle just behind my place -food, pottery, stuff, instruments, dancing, singing, storytelling. The weather has cooled. Remarkable how many people we bump into that … Continue reading

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