Daniel in Japaniel

Japanese Babies

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A few things:

I got a part time job speaking English for 12 dollars an hour.
My research period will be spent (now) eating Mushrooms, Honeybees and Whale meat.
I have started to take photos of every Japanese baby I encounter (regardless of what I am doing).

Photos of the project in process can be found in my picasa account, as well as other photos from the past few days.

Biked up to a Vegan restaurant called Proverbs 15:17. Avery, friend from the program, found it, along with the part time job, so we were enjoying the rest of our afternoon biking around the Kyoto University area (which, like any college scene, has a plethora of Vegan restaurants to choose from).

Only 6 dollars for a bowl of vegetable tempura and some iced coffee. Acorn squash tempura is a must in life.

First weekend after classes has been a success. I’ve come to realize the beauty of Karaoke bars. We, the 18 students on a group bonding experiment, sloppily made it to a motel shaped establishment where we were handed keys, two mikes, and a touch screen remote.

Windows open on the third floor room, we screamed in unison to the idea of Backstreet Boys, Queen, and many other American groups the Japanese enjoy. Two hours and many encores later, we emerged a solid singing force (excluding maybe one member of our troupe, whom we’d find dancing on the table of another room surrounded by applauding Japanese business men as he air guitar’d himself into fame).

Today is another night out. After making some ginger sesame salmon, Julian and I will make our way downtown to gawk at night life.


Written by Daniel

September 13, 2008 at 9:00 am

Posted in wandering

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  1. that was beautiful. this is beautiful.


    September 13, 2008 at 2:46 pm

  2. I love the pictures so far. Be sure to document the honeybees 🙂


    September 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm

  3. I live vicariously through you! Keep these posts coming!

    ps: acorn squash tempura?!


    September 14, 2008 at 8:54 am

  4. Thanks for making me hungry. Sushi here is not sushi there. Sarah and myself are so incredibly jealous of you. I like the blog though.



    September 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm

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