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Ex-Tabula Rasa

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.

Posts tagged answers to come

Feb 20 '13

G Quiz O Y W

1: I currently use a key ring that displays photographs of a beautiful and talented single-named pop vocalist whose name ends in an ‘a’. But who?

a) Martika

b) Shakira

c) Madonna

2. In 2005 I was given a boiled sweet by an old Japanese lady as a reward for my excellent accent when speaking her language. What had she overheard me saying?

a) I was remarking on the attractiveness of a nearby deer

b) I was asking for directions to the nearest art gallery

c) I was purchasing a train ticket

3. When I met the Queen (Elizabeth (II)) what did she say before and after seeing me?

a) “Can we finish soon? I’m starving” then “I seriously need a sandwich”

b) “Where are all the boys?” then “Oh…THERE you are…”

c) “What’s that smell?” then “Students…”

4. Which of the following groups of objects have, at different times, attacked and/or injured me?

a) A goat; A Russian casino owner

b) A broken unicycle; The Yellow Pages

c) A German boy scout; A windmill

5. When I was hit by a car and knocked off my bike while in my early teens, why was the experience all the more frightening?

a) The car’s appearance matched the description of a vehicle we had been warned was following children on bikes and trying to abduct them

b) I was being chased by a dog at the time

c) The bike was stolen and I thought it was the police