Lack of updates, you say? Well I wanna see you in my place
stuck in a Japanese prison, you!
just kidding, I was around my country being a family friendly
tour guide. I would like to write about the fun stuff but
really, no. Perhaps another time, eh?
anyway, among the trillion temples I had the gashing opportunity
to visit was the Meiji Jingu which still looks the same compared
to the other 4 times I've seen it. darn
and this is how it looks in my dreams about good ole Meiji
Finally got my 3rd degree by the cops...
it seems that this ass-kissing bullcrap letter may have saved me...
Dear Sir or Madam:
I would like to take this opportunity to explain the incident that occurred May 19, 2004. I was involved in a traffic accident involving my car and an inconsiderate high school student. The Usuda Police officer at the scene confirmed that I was the victim and that the student was completely at fault. I was also informed by the police officer and, later, by the Usuda Town Board of Education that the driver’s license I showed was not valid and was advised not to drive anymore.
I reviewed very thoroughly the explanation on why my international driver’s license is not valid. As a law-abiding citizen of Usuda Town, I have followed the B.O.E.’s recommendation and have not only stopped driving completely, but also promptly gave my car away.
I got my license in California in 1996. I have been driving for more than 8 years. Because traffic law in California is very strict, I have received a very rigorous training and testing, and I have never broken any laws nor got into any accident.
Coming from a family with strong ties to the police force (my grandfathers were officers as well as 2 uncles and 3 cousins) I have always had the utmost respect of the law, as well as complete trust in the police force. My family battled the Mafia just as you battle the Yakuza. Because they all live in Usuda and Saku and so visibly infest Nakagomi, the Yakuza must be an extremely difficult issue to resolve, and for that I respect and trust you very much.
The international driver’s license was issued to me by American authorities. They assured me many times that it would be valid in Japan even after I told them that I had been living in Japan for one year already. After they checked my passport, they assured me again that my international license was fine. I trusted them. What else could I do?
I have less than 2 months left until I will leave Japan. I am very sorry that I inconvenienced you so much, especially since the fight against the Yakuza is obviously your priority.
I would like to apologize for my ignorance and for the ignorance of American authorities. I have understood that your law is fair and so I am not completely at fault. I have no means anymore to create any inconvenience. Since it is the community that I could have hurt, I would like to give back to the community. I am therefore available to do community service, for example at the hospital, or at Aitopia or even at your station. Nothing makes me happier than helping a community that has given me so much great hospitality for almost 2 years. Such a small bureaucratic oversight should not ruin 2 years of successful international relations.
my family battled the mafia hahahahahhaaaaa
oh this is for you fellow crapholders
See? Japanese kids on bike are obviously evil, as this
artist's rendition shows!
Well, I am still in the country, the cops haven't
given me any crap yet...seems like everything has been forgotten.
Crap, I can't believe I am talking as if I am the one who was
But it's the "japanese way", eh? It's everybody's fault..
(darn bomb, you yanks). Note to self: avoid hitting grannies.
Anyways, nothing to report except that I have been
unsuccessfully muscling my bosses into getting me
a first class ticket to America. You see, it is in
the contract that the town hall must pay for my
ticket to my home country this summer. So they
intelligently told me to find "a ticket".
Ummm, "any ticket?" I said.
"Hai, hai 何でもいい"
"You mean, any ticket, to anywhere??"
So, instead of touring the world at the town's expense
as many other foreigners near me are doing, I figured,
eh, since I am going straight to America, why not do it
in big boy style?
Why don't they want to pay just $ 7000 for my one way
ticket on luxury Japan Air Lines? I mean, c'mon!!!
it's gonna be a hard-fought-for freaking ticket.
(oh, they finally told me that they would give me $1500 for the
I laughed in their faces. I would spend just that by travelling
to their stupid Narita airport!!!
1. UA - Taiyo te ni tsuki ha kokoro no ryouteni (太陽手に月は心の両手に)
2. Minmi - Fly high
3. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Palladium
4. Doop - Daktari (this is a fantastic classic)
5. Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out
6. Double - Souljah
7. Spiller - Rio kalopalio
8. Max Romeo & The Upsetters - Push Push
9. Lionel Richie - Don't stop the music [Joey Negro mix]
10. Yello - To the sea
I have recently began to listen to #1 UA who has actually been
around for a while and actually looks much better in still
pictures like that one up there, really eclectic and that's
why she is not mainstream. Anyway, imagine listening to this
song in an open air dancefloor during sunrise. Well it happened
to me when I went to Ageha recently. incredible! You must get
this song...(may I suggest using...Soulseek?)