Before I came to Japan all those years ago I was well aware that certain washed-up actors, singers and so on from back home were big in Japan. However, I wasn’t aware that the same applied to your typical average guy teaching English here. Within a few weeks of being in the staff room in my first job here I had heard the words ‘Loser back home’ (LBH) a few times which I found very funny and it struck a chord with me.
Of course I never really truly believed that any of the guys I saw with beautiful Japanese girls were like the Charisma Man character (a Canadian burger flipping loser back home who was transformed into a muscle-bound hunk, attractive to Japanese women and admired by Japanese men) but there’s certainly an element of truth to it all and I admit that myself.
Well over a year ago my mate Ethan and I came up with the idea of making our own LBH t-shirts and subsequently bought the iron-on printing paper with which to make said item. The idea never got put into practice though until Ethan left Japan recently and gave me the necessary stuff to complete the design. I finally got round to finishing the job the other Sunday and here are the results. You might have to look closely to see the back of the t-shirt. No offence is intended!