Expat

Monday, December 11, 2006

What's in a Name

I very rarely play these games but My Japanese Name intrigued me, very inscutable. What it all means is well beyond me . Thanks to Slither Dude [Komatsu (little pine tree) Takumi (open sea)] from a very pinay blog for pointing in this direction on a wet Monday morning.


For "The Expat"
My japanese name is 坂本 Sakamoto (book of the hill) 一真 Kazuma (one reality).
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For "Pissedpoet"
My japanese name is 井上 Inoue (upon a well) 聖人 Masato (sacred person).
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For " Henry Bateman"
My japanese name is 吉国 Yoshikuni (good fortune country) 海斗 Kaito (big dipper of the ocean).
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Friday, December 08, 2006

Beer na Beer

In the great Aussie tradition of a coldie when the day’s labour is done I have been buying these stout hearted fellows a beer to celebrate the damage done to my humble abode. And of course being the true egalitarian that I am, I join them.

Now not being a beer drinker, I mean anything that you have to freeze to make palatable is a worry, this could be considered the ultimate sacrifice. A full bodied red preferably from shiraz grapes, although a cab sav will suffice if pushed, is my poison of pleasure. But in this departure from the usual with this small bribe to get them to return the next day, OMG they can’t leave the house like this, I have discovered Red Horse Beer and it aint too bad. Although it does have a kick more like that of a mule, but who would buy Red Mule Beer? As Eddy, who drinks San Mig Light, says, 3 of those and its sleepy bye byes time.

For your information, which is more than you probably need, I am typing this to the tune of the dull thuds of falling masonry and the rattle of falling mortar. Its going to be another evening of cleaning the house with a shovel.



Wednesday, December 06, 2006

You Want Sawdust with That

Our 60 year old house is finally getting a well deserved make over. What Typhoon Milenyo couldn’t do a few weeks back when it tempted our roof to visit foreign climes the builders have succeeded to do in a couple of days.

From morning to night there is banging and crashing, sawing and nailing with quite pauses at merienda and lunch and sawdust, sawdust every where, yep even there. Below are some pics of the devastation and the happy crew who brought us this








And so for the next 3 weeks, ye gods!