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I shall try to define myself in a sentence with a pithy comment at the end:
I'm just an English bloke who lives in Canada after marrying a Canadian lady he met while living in Japan. Yeah, that old cliché.

Shameless Self-Promotion:
My utterly hilarious blog is here
And another one is here


Wow! I'm on Twitter now!
Averaging three stars a tweet since the death of Favrd!

Still Want More?
Email me for fun and frolics*! My address goes along the lines of Japanese (dot) smoth (@) gmail (dot) com. *Actual ratio of fun to frolics may vary.
Aug 27 '14

She’s only 2

We put her sunglasses and sun hat on her, and she looks in the mirror.

"SO STY-lish" she says. We’ve no idea where she got that from.

She turns to my wife.

"You’re SO STYLISH, Mummy," she says, and Mummy thanks her. She turns to me.

"You’re SO STYLISH Daddy," she says, and I thank her. She turns to my Father-in-law.

She pauses.

"Sorry, Granddad," she says.

Aug 27 '14

OH YEAH GENIUS WITH JETLAG ASK FOR BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS WHEN EVERYONE IS ASLEEP

Aug 27 '14
Aug 27 '14

I Would Like Book Recommendations

It has occurred to me that some of the best books I’ve read in recent years have been well-written modern creepy supernatural horror stories. House of Leaves by Mark X Danielewski, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, and a book I read last week called The Supernatural Enhancements, which isn’t really a horror story but it has spooky bits in it and you should read it.

So can anyone recommend some good spooky novels?

Aug 22 '14

I have some extra postcards left over to send from my vacation in Hawaii for the first n people who send their address to my askbox (where n = the number of spare postcards I have)

Edit: all gone!
Aug 19 '14
Lock up your Mai Tais.

Lock up your Mai Tais.

Aug 18 '14
A simple meal washed down with a bottle of beer? Check. 
Ethereal woman whose ears are worth mentioning? Check. 
An indistinct sense of loss that the narrator can’t quite describe? Check. 
Jazz music? Check. 
Lucid dreams in which the narrator questions whether he’s asleep or dreaming? Check.

Oh, I must have read a Murakami novel today.

A simple meal washed down with a bottle of beer? Check.
Ethereal woman whose ears are worth mentioning? Check.
An indistinct sense of loss that the narrator can’t quite describe? Check.
Jazz music? Check.
Lucid dreams in which the narrator questions whether he’s asleep or dreaming? Check.

Oh, I must have read a Murakami novel today.

Aug 18 '14
Five years today. I’ve been a lucky bastard for ten years and a lucky married bastard for five.

Five years today. I’ve been a lucky bastard for ten years and a lucky married bastard for five.

Aug 18 '14

When you arrive at the Andaz Hyatt in Maui, they offer you a free photography session with an onsite professional photographer, showing you an iPad slideshow of typical romantic sunset lovey-dovey couple pictures. Several of the photos in the demonstration, including the second one they show, are of same-sex couples. I think thats pretty cool.

Aug 18 '14
Luxury

Luxury