Monday, October 02, 2006

Snakes and Potters

It's like someone turned off the lights on Japan. As of yesterday, it's cool, dark and raining. Happy October. At least I can console myself with the fact that I did so well on my September goals.

Exercise at least 3 times a week? No, but I did injure myself trying to make up for missed sessions.
Sell something on ebay? No, but I did buy some rubbish to sell and it's sitting in my cupboard.
Finish a book? Yep! but I did start it in July.

Goals for October:
Get involved with my community.
Started this yesterday. I was invited by an old local man to come round and do pottery at his workshop. Here he is making a lovely pot.

This chap, (that's chap, not Jap... well apparently these two words sounds the same to Japanese people, and I don't want to offend anyone. Again.) is 73 years old and hasn't used English for 55 years, and yet we some how managed to communicate mostly in that language and he even taught me how to make this...

Now I know what your thinking.. Richard Richard Richard, you quite obviously didn't make that, the old man did. Where's the photo of you behind the spinny thing with your hands caked in clay? Oh you cynical people, let me just say it's quite hard to take photos when your up to your eyeballs in mud. And to answer the other question on the tip of your tongue: Yeah, it was just like 'Ghost'.

Anyway forget that. I did something much cooler. I caught a bloody wild snake with my bare hands in the corridor to the lunch room at my school, single handedly saving school from possibly minutes of screaming girls. He looked a bit like my old pet snake 'Fang' and from then, it was love. I've found my calling. I don't want to be a teacher. I want to bond with reptiles.

Now if only there was an opening somewhere for some sort of reptile hunter.


Anonymous jake said...

Liked the bit where you wrote how u had achieved your goal for the month but then put it into a context where it didn't seem so impressive. That was funny. I also liked the ghost gag and the crocodile hunter joke. Great blogging. Didn't like the jap/chap gag so much. Keep plugging away though, you're getting funnier.

10:31 am  
Anonymous Adam "Anal" Matthews said...

You should move to Tokyo. There you may try to follow in the footsteps of Dragon Eye Morrison from Electric Dragon 80,000 Volts. (In response to your wanting of some reptile hunting action.)

3:48 am  

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