Sunday, July 5, 2009   1:49 PM

Blogroll re-wound

Clicking randomly in a rare moment of boredom today I happened to notice that the blogroll was going a bit stale. The Osaka Life blog appears to have vanished into the ether, which is a pity as it was one of the few blogs by a Japanese person in English (and pretty good it was too). But to keep Japan's third largest city in the picture here's Once Upon a Time in Osaka, of particular interest to anyone learning Japanese.

Meanwhile Tokyo Cowgirl has also vanished, albeit probably temporarily (and probably involving the destruction of another innocent computer). However she now seems to be permanently in New York with no particular connection to Japan other than her ex-boyfriend still resident in Tokyo (if he is still ex, I can't keep up). If and when the blog comes back it's still excellent reading and an interesting perspective on the upper echelons of New York society, but I will have to nudge it into the "Other blogs" list.

To fill in the vacated space I've finally got round to adding Chris' English School, the blog of one of the most prolific post commenters in the English-speaking J-blogosphere, and a new one to me, Michael Flux's random ramblings and photos of Japan (found via A Misspent Life; though I can't tell whether he's actually in Japan at the moment).

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I was wondering about T.C.G myself?? I tried to visit and it asked me for a user name and password.
I can be offensive but she definitely isn't "thin skinned", so I couldn't figure out what was up??
Posted by: Chris B | 2009-07-06 01:49
It isn't be the first time this has happened, I put it down to something mildly dramatic happening in her life. I'm sure it's nothing personal!
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-07-06 12:12
Thanks for not removing me!

I had been going through a bit of a mental block in relation to blogging for the past few months. But I am back!
Posted by: Contamination | 2009-07-10 07:30
Glad to hear it! Personally, recently when I have the inclination to write something I never have the time, and when I have the time rarely the inclination.

Looks like TGC has resurfaced with the intent of emphasizing the "Tokyo" bit, so I might reconsider my decision...
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-07-11 02:18