a swedish househusband’s stories from japan

wife 2.0

Ever since I met my wife she has has long hair with various degrees of hair dye. At first she had a bit curled hair …
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evening exercise

The warm summer days in Fukuoka do not suit the active life of a two-year-old who wants to be out playing all day. It is …
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otaku – part 2

The other day my son and I visited the bookstore at the nearby shoppingmall and a book on display, with a note saying recommended by …
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dentist poetry

In Japan, Swedish dental care is famous. Almost anyone in the dental profession I have met, hearing that I am from Sweden, comments on the …
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hot days

In between the days of rain there have been sunny beautiful too warm summer days this past week. One place to escape the heat is …
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rainy season

It seems to be here – this year’s rainy season. Looking at the weather app on the phone, all I see is rain and thunder ten …
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the singing rice fields

Already a year has past since I in front of an open window enjoyed the rice frogs sining in the rice fields for the first …
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otaku – part 1

Having had a few tough weeks with our son graduating from one cold to the next, there has been a lot of unusual lifestyle patterns …
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a toilet story – part 2

In Japan, the toilet is often found in a little room where nothing but the actual toilet can be found; I guess the space saving …
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two years old

Today our son has his second birthday. Looking at my son sleeping on a mat in the floor, I find myself thinking about all that …
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set up for awkward

Our little family tries to surf in the rough sea of languages every day, the waves sometimes so violent that I fall of the surfing …
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seaweed saves the day

I like the image of eating with your five senses – we try the best we can to make meals for our son that are …
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