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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hanpane Party

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There's been a lot of mentions of following your passion of late. On people's blogs, on the inside cover of the magazine I bought today, on Twitter... red car syndrome perhaps.

Another good day today. Exercised in the morning, taught for a couple of hours at lunchtime, then MC'd a kind of variety show in Meguro organised by a group of friends collectively known as Hanpane.

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It was great, although I did make a bit of an idiot of myself a couple of times due to not really knowing what was going on all the time.

Kicked off with Warusa-P31 [you tube], who were followed by Spanko-ru 'Sexy dancers", then an oriental dance routine by a couple of performers who I'm sure went to a Steiner school. There then followed a couple of singers (the first of which was our friend Ryo-kun, the second was a chap who runs a bar in Shibuya, and had the most incredibly powerful voice). The gig was wrapped up by Warusa-P31.

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Went for pizza after that. There I met a young maths teacher who told me that she'd started paragliding this year, which reminded me that that's something I've always wanted to do. I've decided I will do it before December 2010.

I'm teaching at my part time job tomorrow and Tuesday, 9 hours both days. Part of me is a bit upset that I agreed to do it as I very much want to work on my web-projects, but still, there's no backing out now. I'm sure it will work out fine.

night.

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Covent Garden

I spent a few hours walking the streets of London yesterday.

In my attempt to find Tottenham Court Road, I managed to end up in Covent Garden, somewhere I've not been before.

I loved it.

There was this talking dog. He just sat there, all day.

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These statues were something else. I've never seen anyone be so statue-like. Not even a hint of breath. In fact, I was thinking that they might actually be real statues, secretly put there by a human statue in the middle of the night when he got tired of standing still for a living.

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The volunteer. Why do we feel so pressured to grow up?

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This opera singer was amazing. I've found myself becoming increasingly attracted to male opera singers. Good job *Twinkle*gets here soon, don't want all that wedding planning going to waste.

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Tarra

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