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March 14, 2003




friday fish talk

Friday has brought on another convergence of the Kinyou-kai, a silly group of folks doing silly things for dinner on silly friday nights. What started with a simple visit to McDonald's ended up as a weekly tradition; what a great way to end each week!

For one of my classes, I need to do a presentation for my final. I want to talk about Japanese youth culture and consumerism; it's a topic that fascinates me. Actually, it's kind of sickening. Nonetheless, it's an extremely interesting topic. What, with all those crazy girls giving all that money to Prada while either their parents become extremely poor or their credit problems engulf their lives. My main problem is that I have to find sources in Japanese, and I don't even know the word for "consumerism" yet. Why do I have to be difficult? Why can't I just do a simple presentation on DragonBallZ instead? My middle name is muzukashii, ne?

There are prospects in sight for me to work at a company called IMP Foods. I'd be an operator, taking orders from Japanese-speaking customers. Is my Japanese jouzu enough for this yet?

I had drinks this Monday with the SPC crew. We all had some good laughs at my expense; I can't help it, I'm just a funny guy! Soon, Jen will be moving to New Zealand; she's taking the bull by the horns, and I'm so proud of her. I can't wait to hear stories from her. You freakin' rock! It's interesting how some things happen, isn't it? It makes reality seem like a shape-shifting glob of incomprehensibility sometimes. Life is an adventure, enjoy it in all its wonderous glory!

My pen has found me again, and I've recently started two new short stories. They're rather Murakami-esque. Speaking of him, my bud Judah, a fellow Murakami fan, lended me a copy of Murakami's A Poor Aunt Story that was published in The New Yorker in 2001. If I feel in an especially open-hearted mood, I might plop a story or two on here, but only if you folks are nice. :)

Look at me, I'm being rather locquatious today.

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