Podcast Episodes – Herro Flom Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com Binaural Podcasts From Japan Sun, 29 May 2016 07:29:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/www.herroflomjapan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/cropped-hfj_neighborhood_shrine-smushed.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Podcast Episodes – Herro Flom Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com 32 32 A binaural podcast from Japan. Rich Pav yes Rich Pav herroflomjapan@gmail.com herroflomjapan@gmail.com (Rich Pav) 2005-2016 Rich Pav Some guy in Japan and his kids. Podcast Episodes – Herro Flom Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com/content/uploads/2015/06/Spray-painted-neighborhood-temple-1400px-Deep-Magazine.jpg http://www.herroflomjapan.com herroflomjapan@gmail.com Yes TV-PG Koga, Ibaraki, Japan Weekly 1487614 Maitri, mudita, karuna, and upeksanam http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2007 02:04:30 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/ The Buddhist definition of true love, which to me sounds a lot like true friendship. Maitri: Loving kindness; the ability to make someone happy. That “someone” can be: Yourself Someone you’re very fond of Someone you have sympathy for (I forgot to mention that one) A neutral person An enemy; someone you perceive as the […]

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The Buddhist definition of true love, which to me sounds a lot like true friendship.

  1. Maitri: Loving kindness; the ability to make someone happy. That “someone” can be:
    1. Yourself
    2. Someone you’re very fond of
    3. Someone you have sympathy for (I forgot to mention that one)
    4. A neutral person
    5. An enemy; someone you perceive as the cause of your suffering
  2. Mudita: transformation of pain
  3. Karuna: joy
  4. Upeksanam: equanimity, freedom, the opposite of imprisonment or forcing yourself on another person.

What I find interesting is what’s not on the list: passion, obsession, lust, obedience, dominance, jealousy…lots of things I’ve known people from all over the world define as true love (especially jealousy) but to me never seemed right.

And if you don’t believe it, that’s OK, because there is no dogma in Buddhism. There’s nothing that Buddha taught that you must believe or else be damned for all eternity. If it’s true for you, then it’s true.

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The Japlish Podcast: Audio Promo http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2007 12:50:47 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/ Visit http://www.japlishpodcast.com

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Learning not to Care: Lesson 1 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=learning-not-to-care-lesson-1 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:27:03 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/ From now on in my podcasts, I’m going to ramble, stutter, sniffle, repeat myself, etc. in homage to my new hero, Maria, the world’s most horrible singer.

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From now on in my podcasts, I’m going to ramble, stutter, sniffle, repeat myself, etc. in homage to my new hero, Maria, the world’s most horrible singer.

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A Podcast! Oliver and Me http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-podcast-oliver-and-me http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2007 00:54:17 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/ We stated off in Shibuya, took a little stroll through the Chocolate Rain, and ended up outside my house having a late night chat in lawn chairs.

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We stated off in Shibuya, took a little stroll through the Chocolate Rain, and ended up outside my house having a late night chat in lawn chairs.

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Last but not least, a Podcast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=last-but-not-least-a-podcast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/#comments Sun, 01 Apr 2007 12:19:56 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/ Music by: I’s CUBE (Like them? Yes? No?) Some guy playing outside of Akabane station Wanna see the chumbucket? Fill out this survey Link to me from yer blog I forget what the third thing was…oh yeah! Gimme some money. (How could I forget that?)

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Music by:

  • I’s CUBE (Like them? Yes? No?)
  • Some guy playing outside of Akabane station

Wanna see the chumbucket?

  • Fill out this survey
  • Link to me from yer blog
  • I forget what the third thing was…oh yeah! Gimme some money. (How could I forget that?)

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Verklempt in the car http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=verklempt-in-the-car http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/#comments Wed, 28 Feb 2007 08:50:52 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/ Tony, Andy and I are in the car in this episode talking about various stuff, including my stories about when Tony and Andy were born. I had a binaural mic clipped to each visor. You can hear my voice crack as I remembered a little too vividly how hard it was to watch my wife […]

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My wife, preggersTony, Andy and I are in the car in this episode talking about various stuff, including my stories about when Tony and Andy were born. I had a binaural mic clipped to each visor. You can hear my voice crack as I remembered a little too vividly how hard it was to watch my wife suffer through hours and hours of labor. I’m not saying it wasn’t hard on her–of course it was– but it was hard for me too. And very emotional.

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Purely Pachinko http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=purely-pachinko http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/#comments Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:14:22 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/ Some caveats: This is 40 minutes long. That’s how long it took for me to lose 1000 yen. Some will love it being that long, some won’t. I completly disown the part where I said, “Yeah Baby! Keep puttin’ out!” It didn’t sound as funny as I thought it would. In fact, I sound quite […]

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Some caveats:

  • This is 40 minutes long. That’s how long it took for me to lose 1000 yen. Some will love it being that long, some won’t.
  • I completly disown the part where I said, “Yeah Baby! Keep puttin’ out!” It didn’t sound as funny as I thought it would. In fact, I sound quite pathetic. I apologize.
  • It sounds boring on speakers, but absolutely amazing on earbuds. In fact, it sounds like you’re sitting right in front of the machine playing.
  • I have no idea how the pachinko machine knew my name and kept calling it out

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The lost episode that wasn’t lost http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/#comments Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:58:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/ It turns out I did hit the record button. My annual mohawk. It only lasts for about ten minutes. Just long enough to freak out my wife and kids. Bonus photo: Me without the goatee. I started growing it back right after I took the pic.

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It turns out I did hit the record button.

Temporary Punker
My annual mohawk. It only lasts for about ten minutes. Just long enough to freak out my wife and kids.

Without facial hair
Bonus photo: Me without the goatee. I started growing it back right after I took the pic.

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The Ass Hair Burger Festival http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-ass-hair-burger-festival http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/#comments Thu, 19 Oct 2006 02:19:10 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/ The underreported reason behind Mixi’s stock taking a nosedive less than a month after its stock went supernova on its first day of trading. Please don’t post any personal details about the people involved, or even links to information. If you feel the need to know more, Google it. Music by Plastic Soul Band

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The underreported reason behind Mixi’s stock taking a nosedive less than a month after its stock went supernova on its first day of trading.

Please don’t post any personal details about the people involved, or even links to information. If you feel the need to know more, Google it.

Music by Plastic Soul Band

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This is what a chikan looks like http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/#comments Thu, 05 Oct 2006 02:53:35 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/ On the train to work this morning, I grabbed the hand of a guy who was feeling up the ass of a young woman in front of me. He was caught and the three of us went to the police station. Unfortunately the woman decided to not press charges so I just wasted two hours. […]

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On the train to work this morning, I grabbed the hand of a guy who was feeling up the ass of a young woman in front of me. He was caught and the three of us went to the police station. Unfortunately the woman decided to not press charges so I just wasted two hours. At least the incident will be put on the groper’s record.

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