PauseTalk Vol. 62

Last night was the 62nd edition of PauseTalk, and yes, we talked.

I’d like to thank everyone who made it out. It was a nice mix of participants as usual, filled with regulars and new faces, and you’ll find the list of those who came (or at least those who signed the attendance sheet, which was the majority) on the PauseTalk website.

It’s not really a regret, but I do think that I took control of the discussion a bit too much, and so I hope I didn’t alienate anyone. Yes, a certain topic I raised on this site last week was brought up, and it was discussed. But I also enjoyed drilling Mimi U on her experience as a stand-up comedian in Tokyo — born and raised here, she spent 7 years in the UK, coming back with a thick accent, a love for a few British comedians, and a desire to tell jokes in English. Oh, and she sings jazz too.

I’m always thankful for the turnout at these events, and although I joke about it, there is in fact a lot of truth when I explain that the whole point of doing PauseTalk is to get interesting people to come and see me in my hood.

August is always a skip month due to the large number of people who tend to be out of town — and this year, for the first time in 4 years, that means me too — so Vol. 63 will be held at the start of September, on the 3rd.

And no photos this time because Michael was ill and wasn’t able to come. We all looked great though.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.