Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Public nudity, raw horse, God-bothering




Quite a day - just spent the evening in a hot spa, being massaged by water jets, followed by dinner at an excellent though not inexpensive little izakaya. The Sapporo beer was cheap, the rare horse meat less so, but worth every yen. Met a lovely young chap called Masashi, who happens to be a first year teacher training student at Nihon Daigaku. We had a good chinwag about his exchange student trip to Cambridge, where he apparently enjoyed punting but was not too hot on the fish and chips.

Monday, 13 September 2010

American Evangelical pastor plans to burn Quran



We've all read about the American pastor who is planning a 'World Koran Burning Day.' The irony is just how close Evangelical Protestantism is to Islam in many respects: