September 30th, 2010

Photography: Sakura

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GLAAD report on LGBT representation on US TV

A bizarre attempt to set-up a CNN reporter (I've seen this linked to as "funny", but there are details in the story that take away the funny. But definitely bizarre.)

Lottery simulator How much would you spend/win over a ten year period?

Landlords are dropping their idiotic demands for reikin in Tokyo... allegedly

A teacher on teaching half-Japanese kids

Day 08 - Are you a Herbivore or Carnivore? S or M?

First off: the herbivore/carnivore question refers to a media-manufactured "masculinity crisis" we had in Japan not so long ago. Apparently there are too many "herbivore boys" who just aren't manly enough. Do-S/Do-M refers to whether you're a masochist or sadist, but in a kind of cheap, pop culture way. Not if you're interested in doing scenes or not.

The other day, I was in a meeting with my co-workers and one of them was complaining that figure skater Oda Nobunari was too effeminate, despite being a descendent of Oda Nobunaga. I mentioned that my ancestors strapped themselves into kilts and charged into battle, but that didn't mean I was personally able to do that. Another co-workers paused thoughtfully and said, "Well, if I can imagine anyone here doing that, it would be you!"

...He's the one that has dreams about what tie I'm going to wear to seminars.

I am learning that most people see me as Do-S and a carnivore. I think the fact that I'm referring to what other people have said in this regard makes me Do-M. Working in Japan definitely marks me as a masochist.

Am I S or M? You tell me.

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