Thursday, September 22, 2005



relaxing in shinjuku gyoen
an oasis in the center of the slicking
a 200 yen retreat

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

back in business


i know the first step to recovery is when you can admit you hardcore addiction, i am fully aware, i totally give in to it and i share it with all...but i will not, cannot find patience with any one who stands in the way of me and my connection to the internet. alas this week someone somewhere tread dangerously close to coping the wrath when they decided they were going to switch internet providers without telling us and then leave us high and dry, internetless for not one but 5 days. the pain, the fury. as the withdrawals became worse i turned to movies...i sucked in quite a few - Ray being one of the better ones - but i tell you what, if you have seen the rehab scene in ray you are well on your way to understanding how i was doing without access to the internet by about sunday night.
as i lay broken and bleeding, believing nothing else could go wrong - my power drive spoke unto me and saideth...'you shall calleth me the powerless one, for i hath lost my power' and hence no burning, no surfing, no email checking, no nothing was doing
in the midst of an anxious convultion zume emailed my phone and brought on a whole new level of confusion (something im generally used to), and yet as he always does brought things down a notch and calmed my nerves

boy : have you renewed your visa
me: NO i dont have to renew my visa why?
boy: just wondering, i thought you forgot
(sometimes his wondering is truely fascinating, in that i havent got the slightest idea how his thoughts connect to result in such delightful outcomes)

desparately needing to steer back to the real issues at hand i replied with
me: there is something very wrong with my computer it wont burn discs and is extremely slow and doing weird things should i take it to the apple store?
boy:yeah you should! thats the thing i worry about the most. and you have to buck up! have a cool day i love you the most
(the love bit is the usual ending to each mail...but hang on wait a minute - buck up??? who the hell are you telling to buck up - i haven't heard that since it was screeched from my mothers mouth way back when i was in high school! considering my current technologically related stress levels, i had my dukes up and i was ready to start swinging...buck up, who are you telling to buck up bucko???)
me: what do you mean i should buck-up????????????
boy: i mean ull lose data on the pc if you have to reinstall right? im not sure......
(ooooohhhhhhhhhhh...back up)
me: yep i'm trying to 'back up' right now....

Sunday, September 04, 2005

soy sauce super hero

Kikko_smokingi know i know there are lots of weird and unexplainable 'things' that originate on this funny little island we often refer to as japan...but this kikkoman fight animation is up there with the best of them, in my humble opinion.
some guy called yogatori got together with some musical friends, that have numerical names and created this golden piece of animation.
click on the kikkoman soy sauce head smoking to see the english version
click on the kikkoman soy sauce in a fish bottle head in bed with his gal to see the full on japanese version (p.s. the subtitle at the bottom of the saucey in bed pic says something like - do not try this at home ??)


oh and if you really get into this kikkoman stuff just as i have then you might want to check out the 'official site' its pretty awesome (click on the kikkoman on the power pole pic to visit the official site - its all in japanese but pretty easy to figure out)


my pocky your pocky everybody's pocky!


once upon a time, long long ago in a far off land when i first sampled the crunchy munchy japanese snack with a cult following and expansive array of flavours, i really felt very little attachment to the pretzel stick covered in milky kinda choco. little did i know that in the not too distant future i would travel to its country of origin and become entranced and addicted to its ear picker like appearance, its luscious and lickable length, but most of all its gripping tv advertisments and its time wasting online quizzes.

allow me to tempt you just as i have been tempted with some ridiculous online pocky probes and a few pockilicious ads for your viewing pleasure

what kind of pocky are you?

what flavor pocky are you?

[c] sugardew

but wait here's another pocky pop quiz...

You Are Reverse Pocky

Your attitude: rebellious and clever
Non-conformist, but curiously a trendsetter
With you, up is down... and it's a wild ride!

don't know which one i prefer??

please let me know what pocky you are...  i know you have plenty of spare time to flit around cyber space partaking in online garbology just as i do

quizzes not enough pockiness for you? WAIT i have more...

the pocky advertisements are ultra cool seriously high school and attempting to be slightly naughty


pocky kiss by the shore

almost busted

pocky trip

heart pounding pocky

pop pocky with english lyrics

fortune pocky

weirdo pocky but with one of my fav boys- satoshi

and then there is this...which they suggest you should GET! NOW! - the pocky pen campaign

oh and dont forget to visit the numerous pocky galleries