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2009-05-11

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Food has always been important to me, and creative writing is something I’ve been doing for over.. ten years. I've decided to write about the foods and cultures that give insight into the life.. around me, wherever I happen to be.

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  • Amazon Giveaway – Win a free copy of my novel LOTUSLAND!
    on Apr 25, 2015 in Lotusland Tastes Good
    For anyone interested, I'm doing a giveaway on Amazon of my novel Lotusland. It only runs for one week, until midnight on May 1st, so please visit the link below and give it a shot.https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/5ef6e1fa369d0c59Unfortunately, Amazon o...
  • The Kindle version of my novel Lotusland is now available
    on Apr 25, 2015 in Lotusland Tastes Good
    For anyone interested, my debut novel, set in contemporary Vietnam, is now available for Kindle readers and is currently listed at $8.99.http://www.amazon.com/Lotusland-Essential-Prose-David-Joiner-ebook/dp/B01013YK6K...
  • A pretty amazing lunch for just over $8.I've been away for far too long, I know. I've missed innumerable chances to blog about food and travel during the last year-and-a-half I spent living in Vietnam. Last month, however, I moved with my Japanese gi...
  • My Novel Is Now Available (for Pre-Orders) & Happy New Year!
    on Dec 31, 2014 in Lotusland
    Again, it’s been ages since I’ve posted here. Why? Mostly I’ve been busy with my writing, with life in Vietnam, and with the two street cats I’ve adopted. Especially the two street cats I’ve adopted…I’m posting this to let visitors to m...
  • My Novel Is Now Available & Happy New Year!
    on Dec 31, 2014 in Lotusland
    Again, it’s been ages since I’ve posted here. Why? Mostly I’ve been busy with my writing, with life in Vietnam, and with the two street cats I’ve adopted. Especially the two street cats I’ve adopted…I’m posting this to let visitors to m...
  • Lombok, Days 4 & 5The Novotel in Kuta Lombok certainly had a nice beach, but not much else.Warning: Mini-rant follows...For our final day (and two nights) in Lombok we decided to stay in Kuta at the Novotel. As soon as we entered the grounds I had a feeling that the h...
  • Lombok, Days 1 & 2It was hard to tear ourselves away from West Bali National Park, but at the same time we were looking forward to getting to Lombok, as friends had told us how nice it was there – a throwback in many ways to what parts of Vietnam looked like 10 or 1...
  • Lombok, Day 3Today we grabbed a quick breakfast at the hotel and packed our belongings for a trip southwest to an island called Gili Nanggu and then to Kuta Lombok, where we planned to spend the next two nights. Our driver and guide picked us up at nine and we he...
  • Eight Days in BaliSunset seen by horseback on a beach in West Bali National Park.Last month I flew from Vietnam to Bali for the 10th anniversary of the Ubud Readers & Writers Festival, a five-day event attended mostly by Indonesians and Australians, but with a num...
  • Cheap & Local in Mui NeAs you can see, the roads here are full of dirt and dust. Thank goodness for the glass case.Living in a resort area is hardly uncomfortable, but when it comes to getting meals nearby I’m faced with paying resort area prices. However, whenever I’m...
  • Back in Vietnam, Back in Mui NeI'm back in Mui Ne...Another long hiatus from the blogosphere may be ending (it’s too soon to say for sure). But for now, at least, a quick update…After nearly two years in Japan, and very little time for myself, I’m back in Vietnam, in Mui Ne...
  • New Year's Trip to Nagano, Japan--> Although this is another late blog post (I have excuses! I do!), you might not be able to tell simply by looking at the photos––snow in mid-February looks just like snow in early January. I’m tired of all this snow! In any case, this...
  • Novel Publication!(Photo by Emma Lynch, BBC)Getting used to winter in Fukui has been a challenge for me. Much of this comes from my stubbornness—a refusal to pay Japanese prices for winter clothes, and a refusal, too, to purchase my first-ever pair of snowboots just...
  • Obama City and Wakasa BayWakasa Bay, Obama City, Fukui.Last weekend, in addition to visiting Eiheiji, I traveled to Obama City on the Japan Coast of Fukui prefecture. It seemed easy enough to get there by train, and the information I found about Obama-shi on the Internet mad...
  • Eiheiji Temple, FukuiIt’s been months, literally, since my last blog post, which was due mainly to an insane work schedule and changes yet again to my area of residence. I’ve been working the equivalent of two jobs since February of this year (and in the last 17 mont...
  • Recap of Short Return to VietnamIt’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since my last blog post. I intended to take a short break, but it seems my break has last more than four months! Twitter and Twitpic is much less time-consuming, especially now that I’m back in Ja...
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