Posts Tagged ‘japan’

Vibrator by Mari Akasaka

Posted: December 29, 2015 in reviews
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VibratorVibrator by Mari Akasaka
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Mad as a box of hammers. And no it’s not about that kind of vibrator.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Every time you roll your socks up they scream in pain. This is what I learnt from this book. But I still roll my socks.

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Snakes and EarringsSnakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Thoroughly repulsive. I mean that in a bad way.

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I recently stumbled across my answers to some Courageous Living exercises from Your Courageous Life by the wonderful Kate Courageous (Kate Swoboda). They were written a few years ago, as a vison of my best possible self, and at the risk of great personal embarassment I’ve decided to post them here.

It’s funny how things work out. We rarely became who we want to become. I cringe at some of my answers now but, whoever this fictional me was, I wish him well. His life still sounds far more interesting than mine.

I may delete this later — this is terrifying! But I want to encourage people to envisage their best life. Shoot for the moon and there’s a chance you’ll at least hit something. Please feel free to leave your vision of your best life in the comments.

samurai graffiti art on Bedford Ave and North 4th (detail)

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a gaijin. Gangster, I meant GANGSTER. But, you see, I’m gaijin. I’ve always been gaijin. And I think it’s about time that all writers claimed the word gaijin as their own.