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Anata no Eigo sensei wa Marvellous desu ka?

Posted in controlling the masses, off and on the rails with tags , , , , on May 20, 2009 by pigsofdarkness

Who wouldve thought that a Japanese English language school would have miniature versions of John Campbell teaching madly away in the depths of suburban Tokyo?

Now hows that? A little spooky, but kind of marvellous at the same time.

Ah Japan. Even in a porcine tainted world financialmageddon, they still┬ákick out the jams with a stylin’ PocketCampbell.


Wanna see my JR Yokohama Sen?

Posted in off and on the rails with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2008 by pigsofdarkness

Ok, it’s not actually mine as such. But after paying ni-hyaku ku-jiu en I was allowed to travel along it. And I’d like to invite you to see some of what I saw. Unless you are one of those infidels who are enjoying an incoming summer whilst I shiver and whine. You people can bloody well just go and play outside.

Just jokes. You can stay.

This is Nagatsuda Eki. Eki means station. Did you know that? Now you do. The woman in the shot is the only one not quick enough to run away from my marauding camera. Mwaaahahahahaha!

It seems that the driver of this densha (densha means… ok I’ll stop) didnt realise where we were and drove right on by on the wrong track. Dont worry. A less directionally challenged fellow turned up with his train slightly later. And it was just as good as this one.

Whilst the national sport here is still cigarette smoking (although I dont think they teach smoking in schools any more), texting whilst walking/driving/cycling/eating is sneaking up behind (ha ha – I said) and may take over the numero uno spot if for some reason smoking becomes unfashionable. Although from what Ive seen, as long as breathing is legal, durries will┬áremain Ichiban.

And in at number three – taking a nap on the train! Seems all age groups are keen on this one, not something I think I could manage. Id end up crashing to the floor, which would be less than efficient.

Proof! The Tilty Headed Aliens are among us!

I had searched for so long to find a train that would greatly appreciate my kindness. Now I can concentrate on the quest for the Jade Monkey.

I think the woman on the escalator has spotted a Tilty Headed Alien.

I had intended to take a photo of Nissan Stadium, where Yokohama F Marinos (two places ahead of the Mighty S-Pulse in lower mid section of the J-League table) play, but was too slow, so here is a completely different scene, including a silver chimney and some flash pylons. No need to thank me, Im just happy that the train appreciated my kindness.

I wanted to make amends for my Nissan Stadium failure by recording some cool looking houses we densha’d past, but that other flippin’ train got in the way. Maybe at the bidding of the Tilty Headed Aliens.

Using a mobile! What are the odds? Pretty high Id say. As we all know, all telephone companies are evil, perhaps controlled by Tilty Headed Aliens.