Thursday, April 30, 2009
It was so cool. In Portland I always had theme parties at my apartment. My other favorites were Disco Party and Tecktonik Party. I also liked Goth Party because everyone was so disgusted by the idea that only four people showed up, and we all just sprawled around my candle-lit room in our goth outfits talking about depressing things.
In Japan you can't really have house parties. That's annoying. Getting people together is expensive because you have to go out to a bar or something. I want to throw a lot of picnics in May to get around this. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go google the symptoms for swine flu.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
unequivocally offensive. I don't assume the people responsible for this mannequin are bad people, but it should not be difficult for them to understand how this could offend. This and other such grotesque Sambo images are accepted as depictions of black people in Japan. It's 2009. Time to get a clue.
It sucks because Takeshita Dori is usually such a refined and intellectually stimulating place.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Do you listen to songs on repeat? I used to do it a lot in junior high and high school. Now I have rediscovered the power. I'm not miserable now so maybe I'll listen to something else on repeat, like Fight For Your Right by the Beastie Boys. This whole post was maybe a ploy to show you this purikura.
Monday, April 13, 2009
I am always looking for good places to drink coffee in Japan. I never get the right levels of taste, atmosphere, and price at the same time. One is always missing. I am resigned to the price, though, to some extent. I am willing to pay $4 for an iced americano if it is delicious and comes with a comfortable, interesting spot to enjoy it in. This is where you recommend good cafes in Tokyo.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
When I was little I had intense metropolitan dreams. I loved driving into my rural town at night because the lights of the paper mill reminded me of a big city skyline. I was born country but I crave those urban jungles, man. I miss the ocean and my rainy Oregon forests but Tokyo at night makes me want to press my cheek against some concrete and close my eyes and sigh. It's that corny. It's that great. Can you believe I was up in those mountains all winter?
Whitney came to visit for 8 days. Aya took this picture of us drinking canned coffee in Asakusa and I'm in love with it.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Sorry I don't have pictures to share, but that should give you a pretty good idea.