Sakura Version

It’s finally sakura (cherry blossom) season in Tokyo, and as you can see, the site reflects it. I’ll keep this sakura version of the site up for about a week, just so you can experience all the pink that I’m seeing everyday when I go out. A big thanks to Patrick for the cool little […]

Yumiko Kayukawa

I’m really enjoying the artwork by Yumiko Kayukawa, an artist from the Hokkaido region of Japan. Seems that she’s going to be having some shows in the US and Germany, although there’s no mention on her site of anything happening in Tokyo anytime soon. I will keep my eye open for one though. I should […]


This SARS virus is getting scary. Yesterday I was chatting with a friend who lives in Hong Kong, and he was telling me how the night before they had closed some subway stations in order to disinfect them. He himself is starting a cold, which is worrying him even more. Another friend living in Taipei […]

From Insomnia to Depot

Spent a very interesting evening last night. Started out by meeting with Jason in Shibuya, where we wanted to check out the new Insomnia lounge. As we were walking in some back streets looking for the place, while hearing offers of great blowjobs by a sex shop owner, we ended up in a small alley […]


After those days of no study, I think I’ve caught up. Yesterday I was amazed to see myself study for at least 5 hours, and today started out with a few hours. Looking good. Tonight I meet up with Jason in Nakameguro. We’ll probably start out with dinner at the Organic Cafe, and then move […]


As mentioned, yesterday I went to see the latest Bond film, DIE ANOTHER DAY, which only opened 2 weeks ago in Japan. Living in Ikebukuro is quite good for films as there are quite a few theatres in the area. The Bond film was playing at the Tokyu theatre, which is maybe the only theatre […]

Happatai on American TV

I still can’t believe it, but it would seem that Happatai recently appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in the US. Happatai are a group of comedians (pictured above, including members of Un-chan Nan-Chan, Neptune, and Bibiru) that had a hit with their single “Yatta!” last year. I wonder what the American audience thought […]