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Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. Hairy legs are not enough.

by James Gibson

Ikeda — When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.1 Hairy legs are not enough to keep persistent mosquitoes from eating me alive. I’m learning yoga and practicing most days, but it’s getting difficult to concentrate. I’m struggling to stay focused for both work and play — seriously. Seasons change a...

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Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. Markers.

by James Gibson

Ikeda — You have to die a few times before you can really live.1 I struggle with Junes, I realise that now. One year ago I was lost in the routine of work-life, days felt the same, meetings covered the s...

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Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. Corporate etiquette & Personal hygiene.

by James Gibson

Ikeda — Time is money.1 The onsen shuts at 10pm. It’s almost nine — lingering work-dinner, trapped, no obvious exits.How long is long enough to fulfil my responsibilities before I can leave? Not wanting...

Outdoor Online, Cardanchi

Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. A shift in priorities and necessities.

by James Gibson

Ikeda — The more you know, the less you need.1 Ok okay, I admit it — I took you for granted — I’m sorry. I could turn the tap or flip the switch and there you were. Yes, I treated you foolishly, but I’ve...

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