I Am Bob

Our Visas say we're English teachers but we're not; not really. He's an engineer. She's a photographer. Him over there? He's having a little adventure before he starts med school. Yet we're parsing the sentences. We're highlighting the difference between "l" and "r." We're wearing the suits, cracking the textbooks, bribing children into behaving by

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Fully Furnished

Traditionally, Japanese realtors are wary of renting apartments to foreigners. For one, foreigners don't tend to stick around too long. Secondly, foreigners will rarely know a local (Japanese) person well enough to secure them as a guarantor. Thirdly, foreigners sometimes don't speak Japanese well enough to handle the transaction. Fourthly, many foreigners are appalled by

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Light

The uploading cord to my digital camera is still lost, hidden in all the layers of moving nonsense, and I only just remembered that I have a Mac Baby.  My glorious, sundrenched bedroom, with the futon rolled up and put away. The wayward sheet on the gleaming wooden floor is the instruction manual for the

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