Fake Wallet

It's 12:16 a.m. on Tuesday morning but Sean and I both feel like it's Tuesday evening. He's on my brother's couch, eating from a bag of Herr's mesquite-flavored potato chips and we're watching Dustin Hoffman teasing the Letterman audience with a "dirty and true" story about his time filming Tootsie. Spill it, Dustin. Oh my.

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Hot Lunch

The quality of my work day lunch depends on where I'm teaching. On Thursdays, I work near a seemingly endless shopping arcade and the choices are rich. I favor a steaming bowl of ika tempura udon soup, spiked with lots of spicy red pepper and black sesame seeds. For my mid-evening snack, I stroll past

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It's been over  a week since I updated. This wouldn't be unusual or upsetting except that I vowed to myself that I'd update more frequently due to my rapidly diminishing time in Japan. You know, lock in all those sensory details, brand names, annoying conversations, and daily humiliations before they start to fade. The doors

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