Monday, September 25, 2006

My Life Is Terrible

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, but don't think it's because I've been busy. I haven’t. It’s because going into the second year of JET hasn't been like into the first. You've changed. Most people won't notice, but deep down you're not as stimulated or as tolerant of Japan and it's proud beautiful people. You probably won't even notice.

Anyway as I saying, every little slitty eyed, raw fish eating, chopstick wasting thing is new and exciting in the first year. This time round it’s been there, done that, got the pixelated porn. It’s an effort to make new friends and it’s a bitch that cool friends, well let’s not go that far, let's say, people you recognised from yearly meetings but you never talked to because they weren't interesting, have left. You know you’ve got problems when most of your friends in Japan are gay or from Birmingham. Stop me if I’m being negative.

No, I’ll stop myself, because that’s how I was feeling. But gosh darn it, you can’t keep a good hentai down, and now I’m back having a great time with loads of new frie…loads of new people I recognise at meetings.

I’m referring to events that occurred at the Welcome Weekend, the annual (my second) get together for new and old JETs to get down dirty and bond, all night long in cabins in the mountains. This is the place where life long (year long) companions are met, life long (year long) friendships forged and a comrade's over night stay in an unexpected cabin grants him a standing ovation in the morning. As long as foreigners are getting drunk and fooling around with other foreigners in strange and wonderful places, all is right with the world.

Is this analysis hypocritical of my description on Manx social life only three posts below? Yeah, slightly. Maybe it’s because my hot-damn girlfriend went and left for prospectin' in the US of Hey and gave me no other choice but to go ahead and have a terrible time with these incorrigible wretches.

Want to see some wretches? Here’s me having a terrible time at WW II.

Wanna see my crocodile impression?

I win! Alcopops melted my teeth first!

If I let go, my tongue will fall out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remembered what the funny thing that you wrote last week was - it was the abbreviating your second Welcome Weekend to WW2.
I also liked the bit in this blog where you wrote about lifelong friendships but in brackets you actually wrote (yearlong). Funny.
The birmingham/gay people gag i didn't like quite so much.

1:16 am  
Anonymous Nick said...

"I also like the bit in this blog..." - jesus jake, this isnt your primary school news book.

So long as there are lose women and alcopops Brownsdon will be there. Why isnt there a fricking RSS feed for this blog?

7:37 pm  
Blogger Winesoaked Buddha said...

Lets be two year long recognizable people at meetings.

Reading your blog is my goal for the day.

3:13 am  
Blogger Tony said...

You have no idea how confusing a standing ovation can be when you stagger from a strange cabin, hungover, bleary eyed and with nothing but a bacon-butty on the mind.

But it was about as heart warming as gestures go.

Thanks boys.

2:57 am  
Anonymous jake said...

What is a primary school news book? if it's as funny as my posts i fucking wanna read it!

10:25 am  

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