Monthly Archives: March 2004


This weekend was just what I needed. I took a roadtrip down to Miyazaki City for the Cheesy Disco Party with Mark and Joe Fingerhut to meet up with the usual suspects. To say that things got out of control … Continue reading

Posted in Travel

Life In Transit

This picture is how I have been feeling for the past two weeks. The weather has been improving and the buds on the sakura trees are about to bust open, but I am in a cloudy mood. There are beams … Continue reading

Posted in Ubuyama


Calling a bento a “lunch box” doesn’t do it justice. It is a lunch box in the sense that sometimes it comes in the shape of a box (and sometimes not), it often has the picture of a cultural icon … Continue reading

Posted in Food

Out Of The Loop

The Japanese educational system is so frusterating sometimes. It seems that the head honchos on one side and the grunts on the other are working with very different agendas, completely seperated while working on the very same projects. They call … Continue reading

Posted in Ubuyama


A unwilling visit to the Monterey branch of the Bubba Gump Shrimp franchise.

Posted in Travel

Memories Of Little Saigon

Visiting Little Saigon, unlike other designated ethnic areas, gives me the feeling that I’m in a place that lives up to its namesake. Short of a trip to the real Saigon, it is as authentic an experience that you will … Continue reading

Posted in Food

Jump Picture Start

A jump in front of Kaimon-dake, Kagoshima. Props to Kaori Tanaka, the photographer. Taking good jump pictures requires a few things including but not limited to a steady hand, good timing, interesting locations, and a willing partner or group. The … Continue reading

Posted in Action

Hifuri Asobi

Me playing with fire. Picture courtesy of Ben Colbridge. This is the last picture that I will post, for now. I can not stress how much I love this particular festival. For those interested in participating, it takes place every … Continue reading

Posted in Fire And Water

27 Views Of Jigoku

Posted in Fire And Water


The hissing swoosh, the flaming orbit of a fiery body in motion. Yes, that sillhouetted object in the background, just under the flame, is someone’s leg. The booming thunder of Taiko drums. Unorganized, erratic swinging of massive fireballs, participation available … Continue reading

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