so leave already!

–Bane_Vixen

Hahahaha! No kidding! But before any of you get upset, the Vixen was joking. I was mean by leaving out the rest of her comment. It was, in its entirety:

so leave already! hehe, a joke, a joke!

I will miss bantering with her… really. Bane, I will have nothing but fond memories of you, as I will with all of you… well, except for maybe one…

And so, the Final Entry….
A number of people have tried to talk me into staying, but as I have stated, I do not leave to feel protected, nor do I leave with a tail between my legs. I leave to make a statement, that there are consequences to certain actions. The only way I would come back is if japblk, bane_vixen and sorjen posted a photo of themselves in their profile pic. I am soooooo curious… hehehhe. just kidding, of course. The only thing that would make me come back would be if the responsible person would confess to his/her deed, and make a public apology. But I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen…

If you’re still interested in what I write, I will be posting on the JAJournal occasionally–in fact there’s a new one now. I will post notices here when there are updates so you don’t have to waste your time going there just to check. So you can continue to be subscribed if you want, or you can go to that O-man blogring *shakes head* to check as well, or you can cancel to lessen the traffic in your e-mails and subscriptions pages. I certainly would understand…

I will also try to check up on you guys periodically, although I’m not sure how often that will be.

It’s really been a gas, as we used to say…

Sayonara…

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O-man, the final days II

Like Purin_kun on the right, many have wondered if I was really going. Well, I admit that Xanga has been very addictive and it is certainly hard to leave, but leave I will. I’m sure I will be going through withdrawal, so if any of my students see me muttering to myself as I walk to class, please understand what’s happening… heheheh. Dont worry, it won’t affect my grading. I’ll be the same ol’ softy… NOT! Hahahahah. Anyway, to continue my responses…

2/18 4:37 to 2/20, 2:43 pm

takunishi79: I was hit number 16767 (i dunno, it looks kinda funky, don’t it?). Well, regardless of whether it was in “good fun” or with malicious intent, we can figure it was an extremely immature act. I think, all too often, “kids” will act in a manner where they do not think about ultimate consequences or overall implications. Now that is if they did that with no intent to harm. If it was done with malicious intent, I suppose they’ve proven a certain point. I’m not sure what… but… something. Well, sir, t’was a short while on this little virtual space, but I hope this will allow you to get to more important things… like keepin’ up with JA Journal!
Thanks, Taku. It was fun. I remember you as the first blogger–outside my students–who really impressed me. And it too bad about the number. I was so close to getting to 20,000. Oh well.

those_days: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…what’s the url to your jajournal? the student probably posted that as a joke, because of the fact that taking money to change grades is something you would never do. and really out of character.
To my Xanga daughter. To be honest, I don’t remember what it was exactly but you always seemed strangely similar to my real daughter, who I rarely get the chance to see anymore–she lives in Japan. So I will sorely miss you, too.

sputtum: awww, and just when u started to post comments on my xanga…. *sniff* u will be sorely missed.
Isn’t this how it alway is? Just when you think you something good is happening, bang!

iiSoNySoUnDii: That’s messed up, but I don’t think you should abandon Xanga! I seriously look forward to all of your entries; though I can look at your other journal, it’s not the same…
Ah so true… There are entries, and then there are entries… BTW: ddsb2000 mentioned in a recent post that he found some names pretty strange. I think yours would fit nicely too. Do you work for Sony? Is their sound good? Or areyou from southern New York… if there is such a thing… Or perhaps are your undies from Sony? or Southern NY? hehehehehe J/K… Ah, I will miss making stupid remarks like this…

PaikyPoo: well that’s just phuggin great… xanga loses one of the more interesting bloggers… thanx phuck nut. onigiriman, sorry what happened to u. remember there r always assholes out there that use the internet as a medium for more then conversation. like this asshole. keep the faith mang… there r many good ppl who read your site.
In spite of the spelling, I think your frases come across phairly clearly… And I realize there are a LOT of good people who come here, and they know I feel this way as well, as I comment on their sites.

japblkgrl: its a sad day in xangaland… bye bye O-man but i don’t blame you…i’ve had some weirdness occur recently cuz of something i wrote on my page…i’m in the process of protecting some of my posts now…. i hope to still hear from you on either of my sites….
No! not, bye, bye! You will hear from me as long as you keep blogging. And I will bug you until you give a full pic of yourself! hahahahhaa

Purin_kun: you can probably contact the ratemyprofessor.com and get either that rating or all of your ratings removed.? it’s really a ridiculous statement, so i imagine you shouldn’t have much trouble getting it removed.
Thanks Purin_kun.You are the first of my students to actually show your support, and I appreciate it.

yhekhor: man i m disgusted. u were a wonderful contributor to the xanga scene & my daily readings. man this disgusts me alright. i m appalled!
You and me both. But life goes on… And keep up the posts, you had some pretty interesting reading for me…

crotchety_old_man: wow, tactlessness never ceases to amaze… im sorry u have to deal with this internet ridiculousness [not wanting to use a much better cuss word]. Your posts will be sorely missed… now what am I supposed to read when i am procrastinating about japanese?? j/k take care then, maybe as a result ill come by the office more peace
You are the first of my future students. And I will expect to see you in my office soon! Then you can get the “LIVE” version of Onigiriman’s humor. By all accounts, its much better than the stuff I write here!

hoymahal: it`s unfortunate that you are leaving xanga, for me, reading your logs made me feel like i was back at GW– less homesick than usual. and sorry about the J-A confusion, that was my fault.
Wow, I didn’t know that I could help alleviate your homesickness! Well, I’ll be commenting on your site, so keep posting!

Hydralisk96: I’ve never read your xanga until Omega made a post about it. Those darn griefers are everywhere. There’s always some inconsiderate little (insert profanity here) who has to have fun by trying to destroy other people’s reputation. It’s too bad that slander can’t be caught over the internet.
Too bad you didn’t post a comment earlier. Or did you only read Omega’s comment very recently. Well, if I have time, I’ll drop by your place for a visit…

zettonv: That really sucks that someone had the nerve to rite something like that in your journal, something like that can affect your career deeply and should never be messed with at all. i really enjoyed your journal alot and i appreciate all of your comments on my page, i still hope you have time to still comment on pages but if not no hard feelings, afterall some dickhead had to mess everything up, ill still raed your JA so laters and take care!
Thanks, but get Premium and use the spell check! hahahahah, J/K, J/K! I’m such the dickhead, too.

consummate_leah: You can’t go!!!!
Oh yeah? Just watch me… Hehehehe. But I’ll be reading YOUR site, don’t worry!

Christine0109: sensei… you shouldnt leave xanga. just cus of what that person wrote. if you do, it’ll be his/her victory in the end. just keep doing what u do, ignore the negativities that are going on cus there are just simply too many of them to deal with! theres all kinds of ppl in this world, good, bad, strange, psychotic ppl. dakara dont allow them to let u down. ganbatte!!! your a great sensei dakara 🙂
Yes, you hit it on the head! Well, not the great part, but I am a sensei. And I leave cuz I need to make a statement. But don’t worry, I’m not down. I’m the kind of guy that rolls with the puches, who moves sideways…

kizyr: 先生!アァ、Xangaを続けていただけませんか?お願いします!実際、先生のXangaは一番好きなOnlineJournalなんですよ。多分、毎日何百人も先生のサイトに来るのですが。そんなコメントを書いた人はもちろん最低でしたが、Xangaをやめるわけでは・amp;nbsp;りません。お願いします。まず、RateMyProfessorを連絡して、そんな嘘のコメントを消してもらった方がいいです。それから、問題もうないでしょうね。一人のせいでXangaをやめないでいただけませんか。
・amp;nbsp;んた、日本語は達者だね! 日本で随分勉・amp;shy;してるみたい。はっきり言って、教師として、すご・amp;shy;嬉しい。皆、カイザーの爪を煎じて飲んでもらいたいな。

FLASHtheBRUIN: =( Some people take jokes too far… I’m kinda sad that what someone thought was amusing has lead to you leaving xanga!!!
It happens. Life goes on. Just treat you woman well. Did you take her to Sushi Gen yet?

simply_marie: =0( we love you… SPiDey and Lovely love you a lot. I’ll open my diaryland again soon.. I hope you’ll visit from time to time. =0( I’m so sad.. I don’t know what else to say. *waving fist in air* STUPID PEOPLE!!! >=0( =0( I’m so sad.
Yes, I’ll visit you Diaryland. Hahahah. Y’know, I used to always think that it was dairyland. I couldn’t figure out what blogging and milk had in common. Hahahha! I guess those Cambridge monkeys, who said you could mix up the letters in the middle of a word and still read it correctly, were wrong. Or maybe I’m studpid, it’s spelled correctly and I mis read it still! Hahahaha!

tanjf: do you really have to go??? i’ll be missing you man… you are of the few ppl who cared to give me cooments and e-props in my xanga. you are also one of those few ppl whom i suscribed to! where am i going to find another xangan like you?…. i won’t unsuscribe you, just in case you decided to blog in xanga again. * to that @$$hole who tried to defame you : ROT IN HELL, MAN!
Yes, I really have to go. But I will mention on this site when my JAJournal–link at top of page–is updated.

ca1b0y: What? You sure you’re decided on this? It’ll be sad to see you go… I’ll be missing all your great entries. I think we’ll all miss you. If this person was malicious enough to hurt you in that manner through your xanga journal, how safe will you be by continuing to write in your JA journal? That’s the risk of revealing yourself online.
Yes, I know, I know. I am not protected. But as i said yesterday, that is not the reason why I’m leaving… But I will be in touch. Don’t sweat it, man. Wait until the Tokyo summer. You’ll be sweating plenty then!

jammkat: and here i was just thinking to myself the other day, what a difference creating a xanga presence has made in your life. for onigiriman, fall’03/winter’04 will be the year of the xangans, and now it all seems to be disappearing again. hmmm, not good, but change is constant, leaves sprout and leaves fall again. don’t be bitter -?as you can see, the vast vast majority here would never betray you in any way. (but you’re just not a ‘bitter’ kinda guy, are ya!?) anyway, maybe now Musubi-chan will see more of you than just your shoulders hunched over the keyboard!!!
Hahahaha! Man did you say a mouthful. By the way, weren’t you gonna create a Musubi-chan character? Still waiting… and you are right, I think. I am not the bitter type…

yunnermeier: who was that idiot?! We all really like your blog and I don’t read it everyday but I read it at least once a week! don’t stop blogging! i’m visitor 16888~ 888- lucky number!
Man, you and Taku79! Well, if ever this site reaches 20,000 I ‘ll post something just as a special entry or something… hahahhaha. Like that will happen!

mystic_creator: I’m really sad that you’re leaving xanga. It’s so horrible that someone would do something like that. People have a lot of nerve sometimes. I can’t believe it!!!! You’re probably the most interesting person that I’ve met on xanga. You’ll be missed. Still comment on my site please!!! 🙂 🙂
I’ll try.

detachable: no!!! this is not happening!! UGH! that was downright low for a person to do that! low, low low!!! if it’s a joke, it’s not funny at all. i’m so sorry this happened to you. it seems people are taking advantage of your ‘laidback’ and ‘humourous’ nature far too far. i hope you’ll change your mind about leaving xanga for you will be surely missed.
Thanks, T’pal. And I’ll be missing your photos! They are so cool!

imahima: Nooooo! That sucks! That’s ridiculous! Everyone knows you are the most stubbornly strict professor at GW! How will removing your site remedy this? Because if anyone came to this site to find out who this supposed professor was, they would be able to see all your wonderful writings and all also see the proof that you are very much loved by your students! It will only make the comment look more ridiculous.
Ah, very true, but I have own reasons as I wrote yesterday… but you’ll see me when you get back….

mmh: I’m happy to see you commenting, but don’t stop writing… please? 😦
I know! I love to write, as you know. But I gotta make a stand. And take care of that cat if your sister won’t!

kayanized: dont leave :*(
Gotta. Life is all about change. Hope your remaining time in HS will prove to be fun and adventurous.

tinkariffic: That’s awful. I can’t understand why people would say such awful and damaging things to nice people. It’s unfortunate that someone should leave comments like that, but it’s actually not all that surprising. Some people just don’t understand how to act properly on the internet, assuming that since it’s anonymous, it can’t hurt anyone. Sorry to see you leave Xanga, since your blog is one of the reasons I even got an account. But you should do whatever you feel is best, since you do this for yourself first and foremost.
I’m one of the reasons why you even got a Xanga account? Wow, this really changes things… Uh, not really… Hehehe. But you get the live version of Onigiriman every Tues. and Thurs. No biggie, right?

NukemVomit: That’s so messed up! Though I’ve never had you for a class, I started reading your xanga since Kaiser mentioned that one of his professors used xanga. So I found that pretty cool that a professor would have a blog, and I started reading it. You’re a cool guy. Hopefully nothing bad comes out of ratemyprofesor.com.
Do you study Japanese? Yes this whole thing is messed up, but there’s nothing I can do now… *sigh*

nefarious_hatter: No! you can’t leave! I’m going to miss the comments on my site…
Yes, I can leave! but don’t worry, I’ll be lurking around…. And don’t tell me you only subscribed to get comments from me… Hahah, J/K. I remember you as one of the first Xangan to subscribe to me. and in a way, you were my first Xanga crush… Oops, that sounds kinda bad, doesn’t it… like I’ve had a number of them… Well, um, I have not. Really, no way. Seriously, why would I have a crush… hehehehe.

O-man, the final days II

Comment of the day…
Hah, I knew you wouldn’t be able to stay away! Glad to have you back.
— Posted 2/21/2004 Purin_kun

Response
No, Onigiriman is leaving Xanga. Like I said, I’m just tying up a few last threads. You know how anal I am!

Like Purin_kun on the right, many have wondered if I was really going. Well, I admit that Xanga has been very addictive and it is certainly hard to leave, but leave I will. I’m sure I will be going through withdrawal, so if any of my students see me muttering to myself as I walk to class, please understand what’s happening… heheheh. Dont worry, it won’t affect my grading. I’ll be the same ol’ softy… NOT! Hahahahah. Anyway, to continue my responses…

2/18 4:37 to 2/20, 2:43 pm

takunishi79: I was hit number 16767 (i dunno, it looks kinda funky, don’t it?). Well, regardless of whether it was in “good fun” or with malicious intent, we can figure it was an extremely immature act. I think, all too often, “kids” will act in a manner where they do not think about ultimate consequences or overall implications. Now that is if they did that with no intent to harm. If it was done with malicious intent, I suppose they’ve proven a certain point. I’m not sure what… but… something. Well, sir, t’was a short while on this little virtual space, but I hope this will allow you to get to more important things… like keepin’ up with JA Journal!
Thanks, Taku. It was fun. I remember you as the first blogger–outside my students–who really impressed me. And it too bad about the number. I was so close to getting to 20,000. Oh well.

those_days: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…what’s the url to your jajournal? the student probably posted that as a joke, because of the fact that taking money to change grades is something you would never do. and really out of character.
To my Xanga daughter. To be honest, I don’t remember what it was exactly but you always seemed strangely similar to my real daughter, who I rarely get the chance to see anymore–she lives in Japan. So I will sorely miss you, too.

sputtum: awww, and just when u started to post comments on my xanga…. *sniff* u will be sorely missed.
Isn’t this how it alway is? Just when you think you something good is happening, bang!

iiSoNySoUnDii: That’s messed up, but I don’t think you should abandon Xanga! I seriously look forward to all of your entries; though I can look at your other journal, it’s not the same…
Ah so true… There are entries, and then there are entries… BTW: ddsb2000 mentioned in a recent post that he found some names pretty strange. I think yours would fit nicely too. Do you work for Sony? Is their sound good? Or areyou from southern New York… if there is such a thing… Or perhaps are your undies from Sony? or Southern NY? hehehehehe J/K… Ah, I will miss making stupid remarks like this…

PaikyPoo: well that’s just phuggin great… xanga loses one of the more interesting bloggers… thanx phuck nut. onigiriman, sorry what happened to u. remember there r always assholes out there that use the internet as a medium for more then conversation. like this asshole. keep the faith mang… there r many good ppl who read your site.
In spite of the spelling, I think your frases come across phairly clearly… And I realize there are a LOT of good people who come here, and they know I feel this way as well, as I comment on their sites.

japblkgrl: its a sad day in xangaland… bye bye O-man but i don’t blame you…i’ve had some weirdness occur recently cuz of something i wrote on my page…i’m in the process of protecting some of my posts now…. i hope to still hear from you on either of my sites….
No! not, bye, bye! You will hear from me as long as you keep blogging. And I will bug you until you give a full pic of yourself! hahahahhaa

Purin_kun: you can probably contact the ratemyprofessor.com and get either that rating or all of your ratings removed.? it’s really a ridiculous statement, so i imagine you shouldn’t have much trouble getting it removed.
Thanks Purin_kun.You are the first of my students to actually show your support, and I appreciate it.

yhekhor: man i m disgusted. u were a wonderful contributor to the xanga scene & my daily readings. man this disgusts me alright. i m appalled!
You and me both. But life goes on… And keep up the posts, you had some pretty interesting reading for me…

crotchety_old_man: wow, tactlessness never ceases to amaze… im sorry u have to deal with this internet ridiculousness [not wanting to use a much better cuss word]. Your posts will be sorely missed… now what am I supposed to read when i am procrastinating about japanese?? j/k take care then, maybe as a result ill come by the office more peace
You are the first of my future students. And I will expect to see you in my office soon! Then you can get the “LIVE” version of Onigiriman’s humor. By all accounts, its much better than the stuff I write here!

hoymahal: it`s unfortunate that you are leaving xanga, for me, reading your logs made me feel like i was back at GW– less homesick than usual. and sorry about the J-A confusion, that was my fault.
Wow, I didn’t know that I could help alleviate your homesickness! Well, I’ll be commenting on your site, so keep posting!

Hydralisk96: I’ve never read your xanga until Omega made a post about it. Those darn griefers are everywhere. There’s always some inconsiderate little (insert profanity here) who has to have fun by trying to destroy other people’s reputation. It’s too bad that slander can’t be caught over the internet.
Too bad you didn’t post a comment earlier. Or did you only read Omega’s comment very recently. Well, if I have time, I’ll drop by your place for a visit…

zettonv: That really sucks that someone had the nerve to rite something like that in your journal, something like that can affect your career deeply and should never be messed with at all. i really enjoyed your journal alot and i appreciate all of your comments on my page, i still hope you have time to still comment on pages but if not no hard feelings, afterall some dickhead had to mess everything up, ill still raed your JA so laters and take care!
Thanks, but get Premium and use the spell check! hahahahah, J/K, J/K! I’m such the dickhead, too.

consummate_leah: You can’t go!!!!
Oh yeah? Just watch me… Hehehehe. But I’ll be reading YOUR site, don’t worry!

Christine0109: sensei… you shouldnt leave xanga. just cus of what that person wrote. if you do, it’ll be his/her victory in the end. just keep doing what u do, ignore the negativities that are going on cus there are just simply too many of them to deal with! theres all kinds of ppl in this world, good, bad, strange, psychotic ppl. dakara dont allow them to let u down. ganbatte!!! your a great sensei dakara 🙂
Yes, you hit it on the head! Well, not the great part, but I am a sensei. And I leave cuz I need to make a statement. But don’t worry, I’m not down. I’m the kind of guy that rolls with the puches, who moves sideways…

kizyr: 先生!アァ、Xangaを続けていただけませんか?お願いします!実際、先生のXangaは一番好きなOnlineJournalなんですよ。多分、毎日何百人も先生のサイトに来るのですが。そんなコメントを書いた人はもちろん最低でしたが、Xangaをやめるわけでは・amp;nbsp;りません。お願いします。まず、RateMyProfessorを連絡して、そんな嘘のコメントを消してもらった方がいいです。それから、問題もうないでしょうね。一人のせいでXangaをやめないでいただけませんか。
・amp;nbsp;んた、日本語は達者だね! 日本で随分勉・amp;shy;してるみたい。はっきり言って、教師として、すご・amp;shy;嬉しい。皆、カイザーの爪を煎じて飲んでもらいたいな。

FLASHtheBRUIN: =( Some people take jokes too far… I’m kinda sad that what someone thought was amusing has lead to you leaving xanga!!!
It happens. Life goes on. Just treat you woman well. Did you take her to Sushi Gen yet?

simply_marie: =0( we love you… SPiDey and Lovely love you a lot. I’ll open my diaryland again soon.. I hope you’ll visit from time to time. =0( I’m so sad.. I don’t know what else to say. *waving fist in air* STUPID PEOPLE!!! >=0( =0( I’m so sad.
Yes, I’ll visit you Diaryland. Hahahah. Y’know, I used to always think that it was dairyland. I couldn’t figure out what blogging and milk had in common. Hahahha! I guess those Cambridge monkeys, who said you could mix up the letters in the middle of a word and still read it correctly, were wrong. Or maybe I’m studpid, it’s spelled correctly and I mis read it still! Hahahaha!

tanjf: do you really have to go??? i’ll be missing you man… you are of the few ppl who cared to give me cooments and e-props in my xanga. you are also one of those few ppl whom i suscribed to! where am i going to find another xangan like you?…. i won’t unsuscribe you, just in case you decided to blog in xanga again. * to that @$$hole who tried to defame you : ROT IN HELL, MAN!
Yes, I really have to go. But I will mention on this site when my JAJournal–link at top of page–is updated.

ca1b0y: What? You sure you’re decided on this? It’ll be sad to see you go… I’ll be missing all your great entries. I think we’ll all miss you. If this person was malicious enough to hurt you in that manner through your xanga journal, how safe will you be by continuing to write in your JA journal? That’s the risk of revealing yourself online.
Yes, I know, I know. I am not protected. But as i said yesterday, that is not the reason why I’m leaving… But I will be in touch. Don’t sweat it, man. Wait until the Tokyo summer. You’ll be sweating plenty then!

jammkat: and here i was just thinking to myself the other day, what a difference creating a xanga presence has made in your life. for onigiriman, fall’03/winter’04 will be the year of the xangans, and now it all seems to be disappearing again. hmmm, not good, but change is constant, leaves sprout and leaves fall again. don’t be bitter -?as you can see, the vast vast majority here would never betray you in any way. (but you’re just not a ‘bitter’ kinda guy, are ya!?) anyway, maybe now Musubi-chan will see more of you than just your shoulders hunched over the keyboard!!!
Hahahaha! Man did you say a mouthful. By the way, weren’t you gonna create a Musubi-chan character? Still waiting… and you are right, I think. I am not the bitter type…

yunnermeier: who was that idiot?! We all really like your blog and I don’t read it everyday but I read it at least once a week! don’t stop blogging! i’m visitor 16888~ 888- lucky number!
Man, you and Taku79! Well, if ever this site reaches 20,000 I ‘ll post something just as a special entry or something… hahahhaha. Like that will happen!

mystic_creator: I’m really sad that you’re leaving xanga. It’s so horrible that someone would do something like that. People have a lot of nerve sometimes. I can’t believe it!!!! You’re probably the most interesting person that I’ve met on xanga. You’ll be missed. Still comment on my site please!!! 🙂 🙂
I’ll try.

detachable: no!!! this is not happening!! UGH! that was downright low for a person to do that! low, low low!!! if it’s a joke, it’s not funny at all. i’m so sorry this happened to you. it seems people are taking advantage of your ‘laidback’ and ‘humourous’ nature far too far. i hope you’ll change your mind about leaving xanga for you will be surely missed.
Thanks, T’pal. And I’ll be missing your photos! They are so cool!

imahima: Nooooo! That sucks! That’s ridiculous! Everyone knows you are the most stubbornly strict professor at GW! How will removing your site remedy this? Because if anyone came to this site to find out who this supposed professor was, they would be able to see all your wonderful writings and all also see the proof that you are very much loved by your students! It will only make the comment look more ridiculous.
Ah, very true, but I have own reasons as I wrote yesterday… but you’ll see me when you get back….

mmh: I’m happy to see you commenting, but don’t stop writing… please? 😦
I know! I love to write, as you know. But I gotta make a stand. And take care of that cat if your sister won’t!

kayanized: dont leave :*(
Gotta. Life is all about change. Hope your remaining time in HS will prove to be fun and adventurous.

tinkariffic: That’s awful. I can’t understand why people would say such awful and damaging things to nice people. It’s unfortunate that someone should leave comments like that, but it’s actually not all that surprising. Some people just don’t understand how to act properly on the internet, assuming that since it’s anonymous, it can’t hurt anyone. Sorry to see you leave Xanga, since your blog is one of the reasons I even got an account. But you should do whatever you feel is best, since you do this for yourself first and foremost.
I’m one of the reasons why you even got a Xanga account? Wow, this really changes things… Uh, not really… Hehehe. But you get the live version of Onigiriman every Tues. and Thurs. No biggie, right?

NukemVomit: That’s so messed up! Though I’ve never had you for a class, I started reading your xanga since Kaiser mentioned that one of his professors used xanga. So I found that pretty cool that a professor would have a blog, and I started reading it. You’re a cool guy. Hopefully nothing bad comes out of ratemyprofesor.com.
Do you study Japanese? Yes this whole thing is messed up, but there’s nothing I can do now… *sigh*

nefarious_hatter: No! you can’t leave! I’m going to miss the comments on my site…
Yes, I can leave! but don’t worry, I’ll be lurking around…. And don’t tell me you only subscribed to get comments from me… Hahah, J/K. I remember you as one of the first Xangan to subscribe to me. and in a way, you were my first Xanga crush… Oops, that sounds kinda bad, doesn’t it… like I’ve had a number of them… Well, um, I have not. Really, no way. Seriously, why would I have a crush… hehehehe.

It’s 6:30 am and I’m still awake

I have always considered myself to be a nocturnal animal. I love the night, I love the cool wind and the various shades of shadowy black and blue. In Japan, I especially loved the nights in Tokyo, particularly in the neon lit areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya. There is something so cool in the colorful lights against the gray Tokyo sky. It was even better on rainy nights when the neon lights reflects off the wet pavement. The lights gives meaning to the night, the reflection gives life to the street. And vice versa. This post-modern effect in which significance is is brought forth by the different elements affecting each other synchronically into a single context–or intertext, if you will–is remarkably attractive. This is one of the reasons I find Detachables photos so intriguing. Her ability to capture images–usually night images, if I recall–has the same effect… Oh, if only I could take decent pics as well.

The image here is “borrowed” from http://www.ruutukaappaus.com/. It is taken from the large intersection northe west of Shinjuku Station, and looks east down Yasukuni Avenue, I believe. The bright buildings to the left create the border of what would be Kabuki-cho, the red light district of Shinjuku. I kick myself in the butt for never having taken cool pics when I lived in Japan. In total, I lived there for about 10 years, and the longest uninterupted stretch was from 1990-96.

The following is a senryu poem my father wrote that might reflect this photo:

塵埃じんないの都会とかいと見みえぬ夜のネオン
jin’ai no tokai to mienu yo no neon
It doesn’t look like
the dirt of the metropolis:
the night neon

As the poem suggests, the neon lights look beautiful at night and do not appear to represent all that might be considered the dirty, seedier side of a large city. But then, my dad never went to Kabuki-cho, I think. Hehehehe. If he had, I think he would have learned immediately that the neon signs do equal the seedier side of Tokyo… um… er… not that I’m speaking from experience, of course…

It’s 6:30 am and I’m still awake

I have always considered myself to be a nocturnal animal. I love the night, I love the cool wind and the various shades of shadowy black and blue. In Japan, I especially loved the nights in Tokyo, particularly in the neon lit areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya. There is something so cool in the colorful lights against the gray Tokyo sky. It was even better on rainy nights when the neon lights reflects off the wet pavement. The lights gives meaning to the night, the reflection gives life to the street. And vice versa. This post-modern effect in which significance is is brought forth by the different elements affecting each other synchronically into a single context–or intertext, if you will–is remarkably attractive. This is one of the reasons I find Detachables photos so intriguing. Her ability to capture images–usually night images, if I recall–has the same effect… Oh, if only I could take decent pics as well.

The image here is “borrowed” from http://www.ruutukaappaus.com/. It is taken from the large intersection northe west of Shinjuku Station, and looks east down Yasukuni Avenue, I believe. The bright buildings to the left create the border of what would be Kabuki-cho, the red light district of Shinjuku. I kick myself in the butt for never having taken cool pics when I lived in Japan. In total, I lived there for about 10 years, and the longest uninterupted stretch was from 1990-96.

The following is a senryu poem my father wrote that might reflect this photo:

塵埃じんないの都会とかいと見みえぬ夜のネオン
jin’ai no tokai to mienu yo no neon
It doesn’t look like
the dirt of the metropolis:
the night neon

As the poem suggests, the neon lights look beautiful at night and do not appear to represent all that might be considered the dirty, seedier side of a large city. But then, my dad never went to Kabuki-cho, I think. Hehehehe. If he had, I think he would have learned immediately that the neon signs do equal the seedier side of Tokyo… um… er… not that I’m speaking from experience, of course…

It’s 6:30 am and I’m still awake

I have always considered myself to be a nocturnal animal. I love the night, I love the cool wind and the various shades of shadowy black and blue. In Japan, I especially loved the nights in Tokyo, particularly in the neon lit areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya. There is something so cool in the colorful lights against the gray Tokyo sky. It was even better on rainy nights when the neon lights reflects off the wet pavement. The lights gives meaning to the night, the reflection gives life to the street. And vice versa. This post-modern effect in which significance is is brought forth by the different elements affecting each other synchronically into a single context–or intertext, if you will–is remarkably attractive. This is one of the reasons I find Detachables photos so intriguing. Her ability to capture images–usually night images, if I recall–has the same effect… Oh, if only I could take decent pics as well.

The image here is “borrowed” from http://www.ruutukaappaus.com/. It is taken from the large intersection northe west of Shinjuku Station, and looks east down Yasukuni Avenue, I believe. The bright buildings to the left create the border of what would be Kabuki-cho, the red light district of Shinjuku. I kick myself in the butt for never having taken cool pics when I lived in Japan. In total, I lived there for about 10 years, and the longest uninterupted stretch was from 1990-96.

The following is a senryu poem my father wrote that might reflect this photo:

塵埃じんないの都会とかいと見みえぬ夜のネオン
jin’ai no tokai to mienu yo no neon
It doesn’t look like
the dirt of the metropolis:
the night neon

As the poem suggests, the neon lights look beautiful at night and do not appear to represent all that might be considered the dirty, seedier side of a large city. But then, my dad never went to Kabuki-cho, I think. Hehehehe. If he had, I think he would have learned immediately that the neon signs do equal the seedier side of Tokyo… um… er… not that I’m speaking from experience, of course…

O-man: Last days

The degree of support is, in turn, gratifying, moving, astonishing, and mystifying. How, I ask myself, can I affect people this way? And when I saw what Simply_Marie put up–What did Taku call it? A shrine? Pfrzzt…. I am totally speechless. Me, not knowing what to say?!? So I will do the only thing I can do.

Respond to all of your comments…

Unfortunately, the number of responses were way too many and I cannot afford to answer each one separately, so I will answer them here:

2/18, 1:09pm to 4:33pm

SorJen: am sorry for what happened… its a pity that you decided to leave xanga. I enjoy your daily logs a lot… . If you dont mind, can you please leave me the url to your JAJournal so that I can continue read your interesting entries?
I’m glad you liked my daily logs, and I’m sorry I have to leave, too. The link to the JAJournal is above. And please take care of yourself. Colds, pinkies, bills. Ugh, but be good, all will work out in the end!

mmh: Ow….thats bad….is there no way you can mail the site to have it removed or something? being too ‘revealed’ in Xanga has its bad i guess…thats one reason why i was always paranoid when asked about my online selling stuffs…..but do you really have to leave?
Yeah, I think even you changed your site once, right? Anyway, my reason for leaving is in The comment of the day column. And I hope things work out for you and your younger sister!

SammyStorm: That’s really appalling. It will be sad to see you discontinue this site, but you have to take measures to protect yourself. I guess that’s one of the pitfalls of opening up yourself on the Internet. Thanks for all the comments and for all the insightful and entertaining posts you have provided us. I don’t feel that a short comment such as this does justice to the repect I had for this site, and of course, for you as a person. Take Care.
Sammy, you are a true Xangan brother, despite the hairy face in your profile pic! hahahah J/K. But I am not really trying to protect myself. What’s done is done. and work will continue in one form or another. But I can’t act like nothing has happened either. Someone has to say in a loud voice: Enough! Of course, even in Xangaland, this is a pretty small corner, and my online voice is certainly quieter than my real one… Peace bro’.

ddsb2000: That stinks that someone did that but you arent gonna post anymore!? Man can’t you find out who did that? I guess it wouldnt even matter if you did because the damge is already done. Well I am sorry that happened to you. Your site was probably my favorite site to read and I can’t believe you arent gonna do it anymore.
Thanks, it does stink. But I did learn that the rating site logs all IP addresses, so if the culprit wrote it from a computer s/he uses often, they’ll find the person if this really gets out of hand… Another reason to come clean for the person who did it, but I doubt if the person would… I do intend to look for you drawings. In fact, I’d like one of your drawings. I still can’t figure out how you had your dog sit for a portrait. Did you drug him or bribe his? Hahahaha, just kidding!

KENSHIR0: I’m so sorry to hear that you’re leaving Xanga, but you’re probably doing the right thing. That’s terrible that someone would do such a thing without thinking of the consequences.
Hopefully the person will learn from this. Hmmm… Ah, hoping is such a good thing. Hopefully, another guy will learn what its like to work without hard workers, right? Let’s hope and hope…

HattoriHanzo: it was fun reading your posts, i always had something new to see and learn when I read your posts…i’ll be missing them.
Thanks Hanzo, but I hope to see yu anyway in the Fnatasy League. But you gotta teach me how to play! I don’t get the rules yet. Its soooooo complicated. Is there a Fantasy League for Idiots on Amazon or something? I mean, they got one for everything else, right?

mattblue: Oh man, that’s terrible! There really are some dumbass people out there who don’t know what they’re doing. And the thing is, those sites (at least the UMass one) are supposed to be moderated.
“Oh man”? Is that a pun? Anyway, the site is an independent site that is not concerned with my school. But it is moderated, thank goodness. Anyway, keep up the bungo (classical Japanese) and I will still read you site, to see if you need help! We’re reading Ise right now.

bane_vixen: just $15? bah! that’s not even enough for me to do the dishes
Now why is it that I can always count on you? Hahahaha, just kidding. Even though it has been fleeting, you’ve been great. Hope you turn into the editor of your own magazine. I’ll be looking for you at newsstands.

Hamamoto: this totally stinks, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Ah, another JA brother. I will miss you… Wait, I already miss you since you’ve made yourself so scarce because of you know who… But unlike you, I don’t follow basketball that closely, although I do follow the Lakers, including former ones. In fact, strangely enough, I recently saw a former Laker tap-tap-tapping away on a computer during a timeout. Bill Walton suggested that he was inputing the perfect play/move against Shaq, but upon closer inspection, he was writing a comment to SammyStorm! During the last three minutes of the 4th quarter, no less! Go figure…

Omega01: Oh god no! Darn it all, I can’t believe it. Thanks to some retard acting stupid I’ve lost the biggest portion of inspiration I’ve had in a long time. I was even studying my Japanese all day today! And things seemed to be going so well with you having big hits and being on Featured Content…I can’t believe this crap is happening…
Can I be the Alpha to your Omega? Sorry that sounded really corny… or bad? Hahaha. Oh well. You are one of the people I point to when I tell others that I can motivate all manner of students. I mean, really, we have never met, you live in Mississippi, for crissake! And I can still get you to focus on your studies? Damn, am I a teacher or what?!? Kinda justifies what I wrote in my Comment of the day response. I think I was born to be a teacher… And while you don’t go to my school, you make me happy that I am one. I really should be thanking you!

SleepingCutie: Words cannot express my sadness….
If ever there was a reason to stay on Xanga… I mean, who am I gonna flirt with? hahahaha. See ya around, kiddo!