The Raglan Road of Tokyo

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Monday, September 29

Nice to be Nice ?

"It's nice to be nice" was a favorite saying of one of my friend's Dads when I was a kid. I agree with this for the most part, but not in the case of Premiership football managers, and especially not when it is the Liverpool manager.

Houllier on the 3-2 defeat to Charlton:

"I don't think we deserved to lose. The result doesn't reflect what the game was about - we got the performance right but not the result."

Sorry Gerard, but if you lose 3-2 to Charlton, you haven't got the performance right. And when you are managing a gang of people getting paid 40,000 pounds plus a week, it is okay to be ruthless.

posted by setsunai 9:33 PM Comments

Japan Still Fucking China

Newspapers are reporting a massive hotel orgy in China, with Japanese businessmen and Chinese prostitutes forming the cast, all on the occasion of the anniversary of the Manchuria Incident. Bit of a boo-boo that. Bad timing, definitely. But with the local prostitutes earning the equivalent of 2 months' salary in China for the night and the Japanese Salarymen on Asian Sex Tour getting to take part in a dream orgy for just $125 dollars a head, it would seem that, morals aside and economically speaking, everyone was a winner.

This news is generating a lot of discussion.

posted by setsunai 4:01 PM Comments
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Gaien Higashi Dori means Outer Gardens (of the Meiji Shrine) Ave. East. It is one of the beautiful big leafy avenues that winds through the center of Tokyo.

Raglan Road is a poem and song about love and loss by one of the finest Irish poets of the twentieth century, Patrick Kavanagh.