A big thanks goes out to my good friend Patrick for the amazing cassette that he won on the Japanese Yahoo! auction site, and then converted to MP3, which is what I’m enjoying right now. Called 524’S WORLD OF TWIST, it was a very limited tape (only 100) that was sent with orders from the […]


Tonight I was out on my bike at around 1:30am because I needed to bring a package for Yuko to the post office (they have a 24-hour counter), and I was really surprised by all the police officers that were roaming the streets, either in cars or on bicycles. I don’t know if this is […]


On Mondays, I have a little 6 year old girl called Risa as a student, and every week she gives me a drawing she did of me before the class starts. What a sweetie.

Miserable Day

Oh, what a miserable day today. Cold and rain, the worse possible combination of weather that you can have. It basically felt like 0 degrees, but yet it was raining all day. It chills you. February is approaching, and I’m hoping Spring will start early, just like last year.

Internet Problems

I was having some Internet problems last night, constantly being disconnected, and now I know why: TOKYO – A computer virus “worm” triggered worldwide Internet trouble earlier in the day, Internet security companies said Saturday. According to F-Secure Corp, a Finland-based company, problems such as slow access occurred as the virus randomly sent out massive […]

Update on Tokyo Boy

There are finally definite plans on the return of TOKYO BOY. It will return around the middle of February on a new site created by Warren Ellis called SLEEPLESS PLANET. Should be an interesting site, as it will be a gathering point for creativity on many fronts (music, photography, flash experiments, weblogs, and more). I […]

Japanese Smileys

This site lists and explains all the smiley faces that the Japanese use in their emails. They are a lot more detailed then the ones usually used by Westerners. I actually use these a lot when I send messages to Yuko, or to friends in Tokyo.

A Lazy Saturday

Didn’t have much to do today, so just did a little routine I sometimes do on the weekend. Although a bit cold, it was a nice sunny day in Tokyo. After waking up, I made myself a croque-madame, and then watched my DVD of DOCTOR NO. Then I went out to Junkudo, a huge bookstore […]

Kahimi Karie

Tomorrow, my friend Patrick is going to be attending a live show by Kahimi Karie. I also wanted to go, but my current financial situation prevents me from going. Karie now resides in Paris, and she seems to come back to Tokyo only a couple of times a year, so it’s not often that you […]