Shiz Mails

Shiz Mails

These e-mails form the backdrop to the Shizuoka  section, picking up from immediately after the first Tokyo missive.

Birthday

Birthday

I finally break down and tell a few of my new friends that it's my birthday.

Set-Up

Set-Up

One of my housemates tries to set me up on a date, and I valiantly drive her away.

Christmas

Christmas

It's getting cold, but I just got here, so there's no chance I'm coming home.

Bad Drunk

Bad Drunk

Warm Saké + Girls + Belligerence = Regret. And that was only the part I remembered...

Self-Reflection

Self-Reflection

Putting my ego back in check after two months of self-absorption.

Mr. Blond

Mr. Blond

Getting ready for a friend to visit so we can explore Tokyo.

Article of Doom

Article of Doom

The Toronto Star accepts one of my articles, and I have no idea what I'm in for.

Open the Door

Open the Door

I get an interview with another company, and things are looking up.

Canadian Lament

Canadian Lament

Canada wins Olympic gold, and I am in the wrong country.