Monthly Archives: June 2013

That Yellowtail You Just Ate? You’re Welcome.

One of my favorite activities is riding a bike around Tokyo.  Though, I’ve had a couple of run-ins with the fuzz—  once, I was stopped for not turning the front light on, and the next day, I was stopped for … Continue reading

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What Happens in Bangkok, Finds a Home in Advertising

In 2007, on my first visit to Lebanon, the immigration official furiously flipped through my passport pages, making sure that I’d never been to Occupied Palestine, er, Israel for those of you in El Al territory.  He anxiously peered at … Continue reading

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Never Take Candy From Humans

Takashimaya is a Japanese department store chain with locations throughout Japan, and one in Singapore.  But if you think for a second that I travel around just to shop, that would be as misleading as this photo. Instead, department stores … Continue reading

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What Do Good Times Taste Like?

I wish I had the exact address for you, but the last time I passed by this sign was eight years ago.  Don’t fret just yet- the sign is weird enough to have lasting power, even if there’s now a … Continue reading

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Tremulous Transliterations: Why You Don’t Get Dessert in Koreatown

I was taking a leisurely stroll through Daegu, an inland city in the southern part of the Korean peninsula, when I came across this good reason for not knowing English.  For those who were raised on sundaes, the kind with … Continue reading

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The World According to Kenny G

Although I’m feeling a bit dirty for mentioning Kenny G., the poster child for smooth jazz, there’s a good chance that frequent guests at one Ankara, Turkey hotel don’t feel the same.  Go for the opportunity to push the elevator … Continue reading

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