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name:

mary

comments:

do you want to make-out next time you're visiting japan?

23rd September 2005

response:

thanks for the proposition mary!

my answer depends on who you are - I mean, you might be a man for a start, admittedly unlikely with a name like mary, but you never know!

you know where my email address is...!!

;-)


name:

Isabel

comments:

Hey Joseph,

I came across your site nearly three months ago while searching for alternatives to travel around the world (and spend my life). I bought Susan Griffith's "work your way around the world" yesterday (well, it took two weeks to get imported).

Just found a quote from you in there! (Edition 2005) I still have one year to decide but whatever the decision will be, experiencing life outside well known territories will definitely be the main aspect.

Thank you for being this inspiring.
Isabel

6th September 2005

response:

Hello Isabel,

thanks so much for your kind message.

...I didn't realise that the 2005 edition was out yet!

I absolutely love that book, and owe so much to its author, Susan Griffith. She's responsible for making me feel that YES, if I want to travel, if I want to live abroad, I can, it's simply a case of believing in yourself, and getting up and doing it. It really has totally changed my life.

There's so much out there, it's just a case of opening your arms to all that the world has to offer, rather than thinking "it's only other people that can do that sort of thing"!

take care, and please do keep in touch.

love joseph


name:

Shari

comments:

I just spent the afternoon reading everything about your Japan trip. It was quite entertaining and well-written. You really have a talent for writing and should consider trying to get hooked up with a publication that might publish your journals. Even if you don't get paid, the exposure would be good and people who are interested in Japan could learn a lot from your first-hand accounts.

Your talk about life in rural Japan very much reminded me of home (rural Pennsylvania where I grew up). Given your contempt for all things American, you may find it hard to believe but a great many of the positive qualities - generosity, a willingness to take people in and help them, hard work, ingenuous methods of coping with hardship, etc. - are also a part of American rural culture. I think the isolation makes them less jaded and trusting. You also find that it's a universal trait that people who have less are willing to give more.

Keep up the good work and try not to keep falling for the wrong girls! ;-)

13th August 2005

response:

Shari, good to hear from you!!

Thanks ever so much for your compliments. I'm not so convinced myself of my 'talents', although I think if I put a bit more effort into writing decent posts, with a little less drivvle I might end up with a style that has a little potential at least.

I wouldn't say I have contempt for all things American - I'd say it's more an intense dislike for the Bush Administration - and unfortunately at times this spills over into other aspects of American life and culture.

Anyway, I hope that life in the corridor doesn't get much worse for you and Mr. D, and I look forward to seeing you again next year!

joseph


name:

Mike

comments:

Excellent web site mate mine is similar in idea and hope one day it looks as good as yours, keep up the good work.
The best way to keep a diary!!

12th August 2005

response:

many thanks Mike, very kind of you to say so! What's your homepage address then?!

joseph


name:

Shree

comments:

Hi Joseph

I am Shree from Singapore, having epilepsy since the age of 12. Ur articale really inspired me and made me feel special. I hope God bless you in ur journey called life. Pls do take care of urself and I shall include you in my daily prayers. We may be different in terms of race, religion and dialect but god sees the heart in each of us. As such, I would always welcome u as a good friend in Singapore...All the best in ur life...

Best regards,

9th August 2005

response:

Hi Shree, many thanks for your kind email. I am glad that my website helped you a little.

Yes, I think it is important that we look upon our condition as a blessing in some way, although we may not see it as such at the time.

I very much hope to visit Singaporein the future, it has always intruiged me. Do keep in touch.

joseph


name:

Rob Clarke

comments:

Hi Joe

I have just found your site while idling surfing the net working out my current notice period at work.

We did Theatre Studies together for a bit back in the day.I remember hearing of the Cathederal tower adventure from you one morning- fantastic to see it, and your other adventures, documented on this excellent site.

Take care & good luck with the studies etc

Robbie

8th August 2005

response:

Rob mate good to hear from you after all these years!

Many thanks for your kind words re. TGW. Purely a product of endless amounts of time spent trying to avoid reality you know...

I believe there's even a photo of you around here somewhere, let me see... ah yes, here we have it.

Have good memories of Sixth Form - Theatre Studies in particular. Hhmm, that had quite a profound effect upon me... (see here, third paragraph down).

I hope that all is going well for you, and that you're glad to be getting out of your current job!

take care, all the best.


name:

Jo

comments:

Just had a proper look around, i don't normally have time, but this is really really great, so pleased you have it /decided to do it. just think how much paper you are saving, as it would fill about 1,000 of paper diaries!!

anyway, just wanted to say its amazing and i'm sorry that i've only just realized it.

love and hugs,

Jo

1st August 2005

response:

Darling hello! Funny meeting you in these parts!

I try not to encourage my friends to check out my website, so no apologies necessary for not having checked out TGW before now!

It's all a Work-in-Progress anyway - not teh polished product! Who knows where it might lead..

much love to you always xxx


name:

John Ansah

comments:

hi mr joseph,

john ansah is my name and i like your site very much and continued to do that.

please i want you to help me get more different site that help me to travelled all over the world as yours, because i admire your adventure very much so please give me more site so that i too can travell as yours.

hope to hear back from you very soon.

yours faithfully
john ansah from ghana.

28th July 2005

response:

Hello John,

Many thanks for your email. I think if you go to my Live and Work Abroad page you will find some helpful links there.

All the best,

joseph


name:

Jason Fletcher (Wilf)

comments:

Seems such a long time ago that we were buds at Nortel Networks working in that poxy clean room all looking like a movie scene for smurfs the movie 3D! geez have we come a long way! thanks for inspiring me to travel all the way back then i owe ya a beer or two for it!

as ya know im still in Thailand having a blinding time ... some crazy times too :P and i owe most of it to you!!! doubt i ever would have had the bollox to travel if it wasnt for your daft stories while i was skiving offa work yapping to ya! your a bad influence boy! hehe! teachings fun but suprisingly hard work! cant believe ive stuck it out this long!

on permanent contract and all sorts now! finally ditched the ball and chain (The thai nurse i have been with for 9 months) so im single yet again! wish u all the best m8 in woteva the future throws at ya! we both know when we get lost on our journey or something goes wrong .. is what we look back on in the future as the best bits! take care you git! much re spect!

Wilf!

www.myspace.com/wilfy

26th July 2005

response:

Hey Wilf,

I must admit you've really surprised me with the courage and adventerous spirit you've demonstrated since you left the UK. I think it's just fantastic what you're up to - although I won't believe that you have got rid of your 'ball-and-chain' for a good while yet!! I've been there myself mate, I know what it's like!!!

much respect to you too mate, my fellow adventurer.


name:

Aya

comments:

Hello!
I'm Japanese.
I'm student in Austraia now.
I heard you from my friend.
So,I saw your HP.

See you!

Sorry,now i can't do English,,,,.

12th July 2005

response:

Aya san konnichiha!

me-ru domarigatougozaimasu!

Australia de eigo wo benkyou shiteimasu ka? Ganbatte ne! Dekimasu yo!

jaa ne

much love, Joseph in Shikoku, Japan


name:

Leigh

comments:

Hi joe! I love your site, it makes me laugh everytime i visit. Good to see you're still as crazy as ever, and good luck with the exams if you haven't heard already. I shall keep all my fingers and toes crossed for you.

I am moving to Monmouth, so maybe I'll see you about the hills one day.

love from Leigh xxx

23rd June 2005

response:

Hey Leigh!

Thanks for keeping 'em crossed, I'm not sure if it was done to you or me, but I did pretty well in the exams, thanks ever so much!

Say hi to Monmouth for me, will be back there in a few weeks!

much love, Joseph


name:

Mr. Jason

comments:

thanks for the site..

Jikoshookai sasete itadakimasu. Mr.Jason to mooshimasu

Your site looks cool!

Best wish!

http://cutout.ath.cx

6th June 2005

response:

Hello Mr. Jason,

Many thanks for your email.

Likewise, your site is pretty funky - and your music, interesting :-)

wishing you all the best, see you in Tokyo...

Joseph


name:

tom

comments:

thanks for the site..

just been told iv got complex partial sezures or absence seizures..only just been discoverd and im 40 ,aparantly iv had it all my life but took being in a car that blow up to triger it so it became noticable..about to start epilim chrono next week so see what happens,once again thanks for siye

..has helped

3rd June 2005

response:

ooh Hi Tom,

Thanks for your message. I’m sorry to hear about your recently diagnosed epilepsy.

I hope that your body adapts to the Epilim Chrono ok. I’ve been taking it for ten years now and I must say that usually I have absolutely no side effects.

I wish you all the best

Joseph


name:

frojo

comments:

hey, thought i'd join the list of 'fans' and sign my name to your guest book! hello from bristol! enjoy japan and come back soon for me!

jojo

23rd May 2005

response:

ooh ello baby fancy meeting you round here.

I've replied to you privately cause we don't want everyone knowing now do we?!!


name:

choong

comments:

hey ya joseph...

it seems that u have been a bit of a loser coz u aint hanginf out with us(yea the broad lane flat 32....but nevermind...u have been a good lad and i forgive u for that.i enjoy the time in broad lane and i certainly enjoy conversations with ya ( i wish i could know jappo language so i could teach u some and u will spend less time being a loser and hang out more with us,,,,but too bad im chinese )

anyway...i hope u have a WONDERFUL time next year ( have a SMASHING time in tokyo and dun f*** too much)and do visit us once in a while..CHEERIO~~`

22nd May 2005

response:

hey mr choongly

thank you for your message!!

I’m coming back next week so you can’t say goodbye to me yet, bad luck!!!

I’m coming back on Monday with my dad, he;s going to stay the night and then take all my stuff back to my hometown the next day, then I’ll have to live just with a sleeping bag for a week!!

anyway, I’ll see you soon, have a great week without me!!
you know, I’m so glad you’re in our flat. Even though I don’t hang out with you guys much, and even though sometimes you drive me crazy, overall I’ve enjoyed living with you and hope to see you around next year!

see ya!


name:

Sandra

comments:

Waldorf rules!

www.waldorfstore.com

20th May 2005

response:

I guess it had to happen...


name:

Kylie

comments:

Hey, I just came accrose your site a 2:34 in the morning off of a Google search. Its pritty cool, only thing is, what is with the clocks? I just don't understand that, but oh well, some things in life just wernt ment to be understood.

Anyway, I just wanted to say "Hi!" Wave a little, and feel important way over here in America. So, what's is this collections of thoughts and disturbing photos all about anyway? E-Mail me (email address provided)

OK, killer! Bye!

9th May 2005

response:

What's it's all about? It;s all about ME of course!!

The clocks, incidentally, are counting down to a) my first exam; b) my last exam; c) my departure for Japan ...I'm so excited!

Anyway, glad you like the site, and hope to hear from you again soon, even if you do call me a Killer.

:-P


name:

vuyu

comments:

Man, what a site!!!!Brilliant
Now,how does one need to start their own website?
I hope you don't mind.....

Life is there for living.
Enjoy it.

10th April 2005

response:

sir, thank you kindly for your comments, much appreciated.

To create a website one needs

1) Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

2) No social life

3) Nothing better to do with one's life for about a year

4) a computer and internet connection might come in handy too.

Alternatively, just go to http://geocities.yahoo.com/


name:

ene

comments:

Being extremely bored at work on a Friday although I have tons of work, I've decided I'd drop by your guestbook. Can you please change the layout/colour scheme of your site ? I'm getting sick of blue. I care because I'm a true blue fan of your site and you should always listen to fans. Look what happened to pop groups that didn't listen. Hmph.

1st April 2005

response:

Sick of blue eh? Have you any idea how much work is involved in changing the colour scheme of TGW? This is no ordainary blog you know where you are spoon fed all your coding I’ll have you know! Tame Goes Wild is a Quality Home Grown Product, containing 8,516 files (as of this morning)! It’s not simply a question of changing a couple of templates you know… and what about everyone else? I hope you appreciate that I have to take into consideration the other 4000 visitors I get every week – what about their feelings? Maybe they LIKE blue. Maybe the fact that it’s always blue provides them with something to cling onto when they are reading all about my torrid life?

Still, whatever you say. Like you say, I have to listen to my fans, no matter how demanding they are. You will now find The Daily Mumble in an attractive pink suit.

:-P


name:

Maureen

comments:

hi.

glad the epilim sorted out your epilepsy,My nniece passed away 18 mths ago whilst on tegretol

I was given epilim to control migraines but it never worked. I have since had a stroke and will be diasabled for the rest of my life.

I have no confidence in doctors or their chemicals! stay well and don't wean yourself off your drugs without a doctors guidance!

love, light and peace.

Maureen.

28th March 2005

response:

Hi Maureen,

I'm sorry to hear of your negative experiences with medication for epilepsy. I appreciate that I have been very lucky with mine.

I hope that your situation improves, thinking of you

be strong, with love, joseph


name:

Rob

comments:

hey, you have been busy building this site. good on ya. I'm the guy that runs Help Exchange so I would just like to say thanks for adding a link my site, http://www.helpexchange.net . cheers Rob

24th March 2005

response:

No probs mate, I don't usually like advertising on my site - but help Exchange is clearly a good thing - wanna-be travellers: check it out -

http://www.helpexchange.net


name:

George Kaizomlal

comments:

Dear brother Joseph Tame,
Greeting to you.As a friend i am signing your Guest book as sign of true friendship to you and i wish you all the best of luck and send your good and smart snap to me in my email.

Thank you

22nd March 2005

response:

Hi George,

thanks for your message. I would smart snap you in an email if I knew what it was... although on second thoughts it does sound a bit painful...

take care


name:

Jason Fletcher (Wilf)

comments:

alrighty Joseph how ya doing ya nut!
u study too bloody hard m8 :) get some more travelling done!
having the time of my life here in thailand.. getting up to lots of mischief (6 months already? geez that went quick :) anyhow teaching english on the side which gives me some spare cash so cant complain! what u doing for funds while studying? (soz if im 2 lazy to scrabble through ya web pages to find out if u have a job or not) but this internet connection is like wading through treacle .... wearing flippers!
take it easy Joe!
Wilf

19th March 2005

response:

hey you

sounds like you've been having "fun" by the sounds of your other emails. Surprised you haven't got yourself killed yet!

My university education is being funded by the tax that you paid when you were working in the UK - cheers for that!!

:-p


name:

your flat mate Andrew

comments:

HI!!! im glad -in your drunken state- you changed my homepage to your site! it fills in the big blank spaces i have now and again as a result of having a long distance relationship! cheers dude havent got anything interesting to say (unlike me of course) probably as a result of being hung-over from last night, glad you had fun at my amazing party. if only.............!

5th March 2005

response:

hey matey down the corridor, yes indeedy thank you for the party it was quite a laugh really for my brother and I, and provided the perfect opportunity for me to rid myself of the week's stress. Good to meet some of the other folks who live around here eh? Nice one for getting it all organised!

anyways having spent most of the weekend either drunk or hung over I spose I'd better do some work!!

see ya!


name:

UNPC

comments:

Youre a mental!!!

27th February 2005

response:

...and you have a poor grasp of grammar, and a rather strange name if you don't mind me saying so. Does that make us even?

:-p


name:

Andréaaaaaa

comments:

HELLOOOOOO JOSEPH!!!

First time looking at your site. V.good...you obviously put a lot of time into this website. Also noticed a pic of me apparently "eating" my hand. Its minging. Take it off.!! Aah also you look amazingly good as a girl which is quite shocking. Aaah and i looked at your MK vid! Didnt know you went there! I live nr there! aaah!

Ok. I'll leave you to it!

Byeeeeee Andréaaaaaaaaaaaaa :)

8th February 2005

response:

hello you upstairs!

you eating your hand? oh yes, here it is... MK - great place! ..in a kind of surreal way..

anyway darling lovely to have you as a neighbour you naughty girl

see ya soon! xx


name:

Jeanette Tame

comments:

Yes...the same last name...I was vaguely looking for family history & your site pops up! V.funny!! Are all Tame's mad?Cheers from Sydney, JT

5th February 2005

response:

it's a family trait you know - you're unusual if you're not mad!!


name:

Anna

comments:

ohayoo!

i found your webpage looking for kotatsu picture. i am from poland and live in japan. i hate winter in japan! is so cold now and this poor heating... oh god! anyway - nice page - best wishes especially for more travels

Anna

14th January 2005

response:

Anna Ohayo!!

Nihon no fuyu ha hontou ni samui desu ne!! Yes, they haven't really discovered insulation for houses in Japan yet have they?!!

Still, I'm a bit envious of you being over there - modoritai!!

Take care - sending warm thoughts your way!

ja ne!


name:

Aniela Zylinski-Morris

comments:

Well, you couldn't have a Mumbler not post birthday wishes on your site!!

Aniela sings chirply...

"Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Joseph
Happy birthday to you!!!"

Hooray!!!!

Love from Aniela xxxx

13th January 2005

response:

Aniela Thank you!! And thank you for your lovely card too! It shall become a permenant feature on my wall in Sheffield!

Take care, much love, josephxxx

 

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