Tokyo Damage Report

July smokes the Hogan.

july bullshit report BAND BULLSHIT: just today got told that my band has to ‘pay to play’ $100 for our first gig. This is, like, a full 3 months after we got the gig, and 6 weeks after the promoter got me to make a flyer for the gig for free, and a month after [...]

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‘Gaman’ sucks

EVENT: major mood swing I just went off on my teacher on Monday. the teacher is talking for 30 minutes. Going from B to Z and back again, in great detail, but I understand exactly none of it, because as far as i can see, she never bothered to explain fuckin’ A. It’s like, damn! [...]

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conundrums and parties at school

So at my school it’s test time again, and that means a fresh round of ABSURD CONUNDRUMS. CONUNDRUM ONE: again they’re giving us test-prep material that’s like TEN TIMES as good as the material in the book. . . 3 days before the test. Instead of, say, when we were first learning the material and [...]

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I’m rapping at the school speech contest again.

So at 10 this morning I was rapping about poop to 200 people. IN JAPANESE. my school was having a speech contest. super slick — rented a big hall and everything. I knew I was in trouble when I saw the judges.. They were these totally random beauracrats, not a one under 60 years old. [...]

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I hate my Japanese school.

  EXAMPLE SENTANCES   let’s talk about ‘renbun’ ("example sentences") for a moment. imagine you are a japanese person. you are learning english. your book will teach you about superlatives. such as good/better/best or big/bigger/biggest. the way the book teaches superlatives is, they will have ‘example sentences’ such as ‘this is the worst dinner.’ or [...]

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hip-hop and SARS

My school is VERY into the SARS. Along with memorizing the alphabet and taking vocabulary tests, all the students have to pass the SARS test. EVERY SINGLE DAY. The teacher comes around during the break and gives us thermometers. Just another room full of dirty diseased foreigners hanging out with thermometers in their armpits. Amazing, [...]

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