Passed Out in Style

Posted on October 01, 2004 in misc • Tagged with japan, funny

Passed out with Gucci

I’ve been using a new RSS program on the Mac called PulpFiction (no relation to the movie) to read several news feeds. One of the interesting feeds I stumbled across was from the web site Flickr. Flickr is a online picture database where people can upload personal images and …

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Posted on August 27, 2004 in misc • Tagged with japan, culture, media

Ok. I admit it. I’m hooked on J-Dorama. What is J-Dorama you ask? Well, J-Dorama shows (or JDrama, whichever you prefer) are prime-time TV dramas shown in Japan. J-Doramas usually consists of ten to twelve 1-hour episodes about a group of people and their relationships. Most have a central …

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Cherry Blossoms

Posted on March 28, 2004 in misc • Tagged with japan, culture, festival

I went one of the events of the National Cherry Blossom Festival today: the Lantern Lighting ceremony. Although this event was one of the first of the festival, it looks like the trees are already in full bloom. It was a beautiful spring day and the trees were breathtaking.


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Japanese Tattoo Art

Posted on January 26, 2004 in misc • Tagged with japan, art

My friend Brian sent me this link to a very funny news article. Thinking about getting a ‘cool’ Asian tattoo? Think again! The tattoo artist in this article has decided to take matters into his own hands and label people appropriately with skin-art.

Sakai, an award-winning tattoo artist, was tired …

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Posted on January 04, 2004 in misc • Tagged with japan, funny, commercial

Yes. This is the governor of California. Anyone else scared? Not me, I don’t live there. However, California’s GDP rivals that of many countries, so I hope he doesn’t screw up.

Oh, for more hilarious Japanese commercials staring American celebrities, make sure to check out Japander.

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