• Around Da Block 3
    March 26th, 2013By Category: Photography
    Da block I live on is kinda interesting. I remember going outside of my house a few times and seeing a few ladies running. I watched for a while and they were actually running laps around the building for exercise. I also noticed that there is an old guy with a w ... » Continue Reading
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    Hiking in Spring
    March 22nd, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Spring is a nice time to go outdoors, not only to see the flowers and the greenery, but also to savor the cool air and inviting warmth of the sun. Japan is an exciting country for hiking; there are volcanoes, pilgrimages, trails and pristine forests you can explore. ... » Continue Reading
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    Sick Masks, Snow, and a Swollen Lip
    March 21st, 2013By Category: Play
    The air is cold. My alarm wakes me up forty minutes earlier than usual. The white mounds outside my apartment are growing with a vengeance, getting heavier each day, and stealthily encroaching upon my parking space. My shovels stand at attention by the front door, ready ... » Continue Reading
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    Saint Patrick’s Day in Japan
    March 20th, 2013By Category: Play
    St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that is celebrated all over the globe by those who are Irish but also by many who are not. Many people do not know this but St. Patrick was not in fact Irish; he travelled through Ireland around 490AD, bringing Christianity with him and ... » Continue Reading
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    Japan Guide: From Shibuya to Harajuku
    March 20th, 2013By Category: Play
    Oh..I loooove Tokyo! There is so much to do in here. I went to Shibuya and Harajuku with my friends, just to walk around and enjoy our time. We started our day in Shibuya, and I like it here a lot, because this area is known as one of the fashion districts of Jap ... » Continue Reading
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    An Englishman in New York
    March 19th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Being a minority in Japan is something every foreign resident here must come to terms with as we live our lives in this unique and charming country. For many of us, it may be the first time we have ever been in such a position, and there are certainly positives and nega ... » Continue Reading
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    Around Da Block 2
    March 19th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    On my way home a lady with glasses on a bike shouts out “Good morning and Happy New Year”. I look back and say Happy New Year back. She stops her bike next to me. I look and it is a lady I see sometimes whizzing past on her bike that normally smiles at me. Sh ... » Continue Reading
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    3 Old Japanese Sakura Stories
    March 15th, 2013By Category: Play
    In Japan, the sakura will start blooming soon… but the snow that fell here a few days ago reminded me of several great Japanese stories about sakura miraculously blooming in winter. Photo by Muza-chan 1. Jiu-Roku-Zakura (The Sakura of the sixteenth day) In the Wa ... » Continue Reading
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    Around Da Block 1
    March 12th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    I was out on Da Block early in the morning shooting still life stuff when I saw an elderly man walking with what looked like with his grandson. The old man was walking in the road, and the kid was on the edge of the side walk with his arms to his side using it to ... » Continue Reading
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    OKWave & InterFM Questionnaire and Alphonse Mucha Exhibition
    March 8th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Japan’s first Q&A website OKWave, is teaming up with multi-language radio station InterFM to conduct a questionnaire for foreigners living in Tokyo. The questionnaire is in relation to the “Tokyo City Information” program that is broadcast on InterFM and is open ... » Continue Reading
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    Buy Some Tiny Pants to Cover Your iPhone’s Shame
    March 7th, 2013By Category: Play
    Japanese toy company Bandai have released a range of underwear for the iPhone which will not only protect your cellphone's home button, but also the nation's declining sense of moral decency. Eight types of "Smart Pants" are available for ¥200, including men's br ... » Continue Reading
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    A Sacred Festival in Nara
    March 7th, 2013By Category: Play
    Omizutori is a sacred Japanese Buddhist festival held annually in Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan. According to locals, the festival is the final rite in the observance of the two week-long Shuni-e ceremony, where people are believed to cleanse their sins and welcome the ... » Continue Reading