Sato's Secret Crush?

Did you think Sato sensei had a crush on Karl?

It makes sense doesn’t it?  She works next to him everyday and gets upset with her husband and in-laws all the time!  For her, it must be nice to come to school and work with a nice foreign man…

A foreign BLACK man.  Ooooh!  Exotic!

As you can tell, more open stories are being closed and questions are getting answered in each strip.  We have about one more month of new Fried Chicken and Sushi strips left.  

How will it end?  Please keep reading to find out!

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Fried Chicken and Sushi 386 Mai burp hello

I almost forgot to post to this blog because Little Fried Chicken and Sushi comics have been running for the past few weeks.  They were really fun to do and I'm already planning when to do more.  Playing around with the characters as kids gave me several ideas for them as adults.  I've always had issues with stomach pains when nervous due to gas.  I remember feeling nervous around my wife when we were first dating but I don't think I burped at her.  At least, she never said I did.  Either way, regular comics are back and I hope you stay tuned for more adventures!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 377 Beverly catches J

Of course J wants to date Japanese women!  Come on, Beverly!  It's amazing how some people know the truth but can't handle hearing it.  Beverly and J weren't officially a couple anyway so they're both free to do what they want.  I wanted this particular strip to show how upset friends and family can be when you date outside of your race.  Even if they're generally ok with it, sometimes their opinions will come out at unexpected times.  Have any of you been through this?  Let me know in the comments section or ON THE FACEBOOK FAN PAGE!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 362 Mai shares about her date

Yumi always seems to have two reasons why Karl is the way he is.  Do you think it's because she doesn't trust him?  Maybe she's just not confident with understanding foreign men?  It's good to see that Mai was happy about the date.  This was an odd comic because I only have Mai and Yumi.  No Karl or J.  I think I'll have to do more comics with just Mai so we can get to know her better.  

Fried Chicken and Sushi 361 Mai first kiss

This is another true to life comic!  My wife and I finished our first date just like this.  Standing together near the entrance to the subway station staring at each other.  I had no idea that it was odd to kiss in public in Japan.  I just wanted her to know for sure that I was interested in her seriously.  So, I took the chance and kissed her in front of all the people walking by!  She seemed ok with it at the time so she really must have liked me.

Fried Chicken and Sushi 360 The Mickey and Minnie Connection

This is another comic strip based on truth.  Before meeting my wife for our first date, I stopped by a store and found cell phone charms of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  Mickey really was the first character I learned to draw as a kid so I told her that when I gave it to her.  She was surprised that I thought of something like that because she wasn't accustomed to a man doing that for her.  I wanted her to know that I thought she was special and for her to have something to remind her of me when I'm not around.  It might be geeky but it worked! ;)

Fried Chicken and Sushi 359 Karl and Mai's first real date

If you haven't figured it out by now, Mai is based on my wife.  The Cat's out of the bag!  This comic strip is pretty much exactly what we did on our first date together.  It was fun to think back on how nervous I was that evening but also how much fun we had together.  We could relate on so many things, even though we grew up in different countries.  There was also something there that we couldn't explain.  A pretty strong connection that we still have to this day.  The final panel of our Purikura picture is actually taken from the real one that we still have.  We laugh over the phrase "Good Surprise!" every time we look at it.  What were we thinking when writing that?  Perhaps, it was how we felt about finding each other. ;)  There will be a few more comics coming up of our first date so stay tuned.     

Fried Chicken and Sushi 302 Karl's not in the mood for Kobe

I hate to admit it but Tanuki might be right.  Finding all of those things in a woman could be impossible in Japan.  Karl should adjust his needs a little bit.  There's nothing wrong with opening yourself up to someone that might be good for you.  Even if they don't meet all of your criteria.  I'm sure all of Karl's past dating experiences are not making this any easier.

Fried Chicken and Sushi 300 A little Kobe in the morning

Hey guys, this is my 300th comic strip!  Yay!  Hope you've enjoyed reading them all!  I sure have enjoyed making them.  Karl is excited to have another chance at a blind date like hang out thingy with Hachiro's match making friend.  What will the girl be like this time?  We shall see!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 286 Meeting the Matchmaker

The truth always comes out when you talk to Karl.  Usually, it comes out in a loud and awkward way.  Most of you know that.  I have a feeling you all knew what he was going to say in the last panel before you even read it.  You know Karl well.  Let's hope there will be a woman who will want to get to know him.

Fried Chicken and Sushi 285 The eye of J's Tiger

Merry Christmas to all of you out there that celebrate it!  Even if you don't, go out on a date with your girl and eat some Christmas cake.  That's what most Japanese people do!  I think J's Christmas present is getting noticed for doing great work on his job.  Way to go, J!  It's still tough to balance it all because Beverly is getting left behind.  Maybe J should focus on her during meditation!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 279 How is Hachiro doing this?!

I guess Hachiro isn't just "hot" right now. ;)  It's great that he gets a chance to date regularly though.  He should be more open about how he gets them.  Hachiro isn't any good at lying.  Personally, I think it's better to be introduced to someone through a friend or co-worker.  That way, you have some confidence in knowing they're not insanely crazy.  Do you agree?