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What this is all about

Everything here is a continuation of what started at over 3 years ago. That original site was an experiment.  A way of learning HTML, of sorting my thoughts, of keeping myself from being idle when I had lots of free time.  It achieved all those things.  What I want to do now is to achieve something more interactive.

Overoften is a nom de net that I also use over at Flickr, at Japundit, and various other sites. In real life, I’m Jon Climpson, an Englishman living in Japan.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. remora permalink
    January 8, 2008 11:38 am

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – i’m sure the quality writing + photography will continue on, even if the format has changed.

    All the Best.

  2. overoften permalink*
    January 8, 2008 11:54 am

    Cheers rem. 😉

  3. Ian permalink
    January 17, 2008 2:02 am

    Evening Mr. C,

    I like it very much.

    The site that is…

  4. overoften permalink*
    January 17, 2008 3:34 pm

    Glad you approve. 🙂

  5. jyankee permalink
    March 20, 2008 1:09 pm

    I like this! Let me come back to catch up….! Im in the Tokai region… Japan blog surfing right now.

  6. James Smyth permalink
    May 23, 2008 2:13 pm

    Hi, sir! I’m a new JET who’s arriving in Tamana in August. I just stumbled across your blog, and I imagine we’ll run into each other some time this year.

  7. changchup permalink
    May 23, 2008 3:01 pm

    Hello. I’ve enjoyed reading your writing. Thank you.

    I am trying to track down a reference in Will Ferguson’s book, Hitching Rides with Buddha, also known as Hokkaido Highway Blues, Hitchhiking Japan, etc. There is a reference in the book to one Paul Berger, who has written a book called “Kumamoto Diary.”

    Trying to do a search for the mysterious Paul Berger has led me to your blogs. Are you related to him? Do you know what book Mr. Ferguson is referring to? Please contact me by email. Thank you!

  8. michaeljohngrist permalink
    July 29, 2008 9:04 pm

    Hey Jon, I saw your site on Englishman in Osaka’s blog- I was wondering if we could exchange bloglinks? I have you on my site already- the blog title is Big Red Dot. It’s Japan stuff, haikyo and some humor and observations.


  9. takaohara permalink
    January 18, 2009 1:02 pm

    Hey, Jon. The picture was from my trip. I live next to Right side of Kumamoto. I liked your blog. I added my blog roll.

  10. Simon Parnell-Hopkinson permalink
    February 5, 2009 8:37 am

    Hi Jon, I’m a recent friend of Barry’s in Kumamoto thanks to our respective parents all living in Ellisfield in the UK. Have to say, love the blog! I’m yet to look at your pics, but photography is a growing passion of mine since I got a dSLR (just ask Barry!) so will look in soon. I’ve got a blog with pics from the last 5 years in Kagoshima, but I’ll be closing it soon and shifting it across to Facebook due to too many freaks ‘n’ weirdos leaving comments. Oh, the perils of the interwebbie! Catch you later….Simon

  11. remora permalink
    May 12, 2009 4:50 pm

    Dear Editor,
    in the beginning (a long time ago) we were presented with a very interesting Front Shoji/Door of you in silhouette with pen poised over your homework..then we got a Hockney-esque update..followed by a not-Damien Hirst type cow in a very average paddock – but then things appeared to pickup a bit..cos we got a goldfish in a garden pond!! (for a very,very,very,very..long time).

    Which brings us right up to the present where you seem to have entered a Satori-like dimension commonly known as Nothingness or the Damascene Quadrant..

    Is this it?

    your loyal reader and fan


  12. May 12, 2009 6:55 pm

    Yes, this is pretty much it for the time being, as I’ve got it all roughly into the shape I want. Of course I’ll probably get restless with it at some stage, but for the foreseeable…

  13. remora permalink
    May 12, 2009 9:15 pm

    Fair Enough.

  14. remora permalink
    June 23, 2009 12:19 pm

    Happy Birthday…

  15. remora permalink
    July 21, 2009 6:38 am

    An Englishman’s Crease is his Castle.

  16. June 11, 2013 10:22 am

    this is a nice blog

  17. Martin Waller permalink
    March 19, 2014 6:55 pm

    Hi Jon, found your blog in a desperate (don’t take it personally?) search for a fellow Englishman who resides in Kumamoto. I hope that you’re still there…..are you?

    • March 19, 2014 7:01 pm

      Yes I’m still here, Martin!

      • Martin Waller permalink
        December 9, 2014 11:54 pm

        Hello Jon, apologies for taking so long in replying to you. I hope you do not mind me asking for some help. I am, as you might have guessed, back here in dear old Blighty and need to be able to talk to someone who is living in Kumamoto. Hope you can help chum?



      • December 11, 2014 11:27 pm

        Hi Martin
        If I can help, I’ll try.

  18. Matt Scott permalink
    January 13, 2015 6:00 am

    Hi Jon; Matt from Brockley here; how are you doing fella

  19. January 31, 2015 12:18 pm

    Love your writing. I’ve been in Japan 10 years and it’s nice to know there are other humans feeling the same way I do.

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