Five Ways to get or stay Stuck in an Expat Bubble

Five Ways to get or stay Stuck in an Expat Bubble

Posted by in Culture, Gadgets on 07. Apr, 2012 | 5 Comments

Expat Bubble FAIL How to Increase your Chances of Getting Stuck in an Expat Bubble. Living in a foreign country and tired of constantly being bombarded by foreign sounds, smells, and events? Don’t you just wish you could curl up inside an expat bubble and never come out? Well you’re in luck. This article is [...]

Matsumoto Shaved Ice in Hawaii

Matsumoto Shaved Ice in Hawaii

Posted by in Food, Travel on 23. Mar, 2012 | Comments Off

I took a vacation to Hawaii and was surprised at all the Japanese people, language, and culture thriving on the island! Many signs are bilingual English-Japanese, and there are even shops that accept Japanese yen in Waikiki. A few nights ago we went to a karaoke shop that had more Japanese songs than English on [...]

Osaka Motor Show 2012

Osaka Motor Show 2012

Posted by in Crazy Consumers, Osaka on 25. Jan, 2012 | Comments Off

I went to the Osaka Motor Show! (I was in Japan last week, back in Shanghai already though.) This was my first motor show, but it was basically what I expected. A geeks paradise. Cars, girls, lots of guys with cameras, and an excuse to point your camera at anything and take 100,000 photos in [...]

Locohama’s Book: My Name is Loco and I am a Racist

Locohama’s Book: My Name is Loco and I am a Racist

Posted by in Books on 18. Jan, 2012 | Comments Off

Well, another Japan blogger has beat me to self-publishing! (I really need to get on that.) Baye from Loco in Yokohama has finished his book! His blog is extremely popular so I’m sure his book will be enjoyed by many. His book is called “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist” and [...]

Okonomiyaki in Shanghai at Takenosuke

Okonomiyaki in Shanghai at Takenosuke

Posted by in Food, Shanghai on 18. Dec, 2011 | 5 Comments

I’m still living in Shanghai – and I’m still enjoying Japanese food whenever I can! Today I checked out an Okonomiyaki place with my wife and her friend… and her friend’s 5-year old who happened to sleep on the floor throughout the entire meal… the slacker. Okonomiyaki at Takenosuke in Shanghai The name of the [...]

Road Trip: Osaka to Hida Takayama and between

Road Trip: Osaka to Hida Takayama and between

Posted by in Food, Travel on 20. Nov, 2011 | 2 Comments

Osaka family road trip! We are living in Shanghai now, which makes a quick trip to Japan every now and then surprisingly quick and affordable. I took a few days off of work a few weeks ago to take a 5 day trip back to Osaka to catch up with the in-laws and meet some [...]

Japanese Food in Shanghai: Kogumaya

Japanese Food in Shanghai: Kogumaya

Posted by in Food, Shanghai on 17. Sep, 2011 | Comments Off

In my never ending quest to eat as much Japanese food as possible, my wife and I went to Kogumaya in Shanghai on a Wednesday night for dinner. There were only two of us so we got seats at the counter. On the way to the counter we passed by lots of small rooms filled [...]

World Order: Japanese Street Performance Group

World Order: Japanese Street Performance Group

Posted by in Media on 17. Aug, 2011 | 2 Comments

I don’t think I can add much to these videos. Just watch. Also check out World Order official website. WORLD ORDER are… 須藤元気(GENKI SUDO) 野口 量(RYO NOGUCHI) 崎山 清之(KIYOYUKI SAKIYAMA) 内山隼人(HAYATO UCHIYAMA) 森澤 祐介(YUSUKE MORISAWA) 高橋 昭博(AKIHIRO TAKAHASHI) 落合 将人(MASATO OCHIAI) Actually… there is one thing I can add. Did you know that the leader of this [...]

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