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Thomas Dillon
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Sep 15, 1999
Obtrusive nails, squeaky wheels
Not so very often I recall the following words of advice from my dear old mother, a tiding of the heart delivered straight from parent to child.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Sep 1, 1999
The 'S' word makes a happy marriage
The time has come in this column to finally discuss that passionate act that lies at the core of many an international romance. Yes, it's time for the "S" word.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Aug 18, 1999
You're only as old as you tell
Here is a scenario that happens in the first hour of every single new English conversation class in Japan _ a sort of annual rite of spring.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Aug 4, 1999
How to keep the main clause interesting
Many years ago when she was studying for the TOEFL exam, my wife asked me to explain the difference between a main clause and a subordinate one. She somehow had it in her head that as a native speaker I would instinctively know what those words meant.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Jun 2, 1999
Wham bam, no thanks ma'am
Now it can be told. When I first came to Japan, I didn't believe in yakuza .
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Mar 17, 1999
When international relations get all steamed up
When asked what part of Japan they would most like to take back home, many foreigners respond by saying, "a Japanese bathtub."
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Mar 3, 1999
Toilet humor is only natural, no instructions necessary
Come on. Admit it. Toilets are funny.

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