Jan 15, 2012

Tokyo Walking 24 東京ウォーキング


This week's Tokyo Walking shots are from Nakameguro.
All were taken on different days in 2011.
Previous Tokyo Walking posts can be found here.

今週の写真は2011年(色んな日)に撮った。
全部は中目黒で撮った。
前の東京ウォーキングポストはこちらよ~










No fish, no life, people.
魚ない、人生ないって。
.....可笑しくない?笑

Jan 14, 2012

Angry Sendai Daruma wants to know why I've not blogged today.

This totally counts as a post by the way.
またギリギリなので、このだるまは怒ってるみたいな〜
っけど、約束は今日も守った!( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

適当でだけど.....(^^;;

Jan 13, 2012

Forever Nippon 日本永遠に



年末にパパとJINGOという店にちょっと挨拶するために行った。
みんな覚えてるかな?もう去年ちょっとこのブログポスト書いた
たまに遊びにいくけど、今回、パパの紹介したかった、せっかく日本に来てくれたので。
Before the end of the year, I dropped by my friends at JINGO (you may recall I've written about them before) partly to say hi and give my best wishes for the new year and partly to introduce my dad (since he was visiting). I drop by on occasion and hang out there, and never fail to have an interesting conversation about something. Last time I believe the topic "Do Moomin actually *always* have eyebrows?" came up; a particular favorite of mine. ^^)b
(Answer: yes.)



初めてハマダさんに会った時、店の事と写真をブログに載せるのを許してくれた。
本当に今まで、いや、ずっと、その事は感謝です。^^
I'm still incredibly grateful that Hamada-san allowed me to blog about his shop, simple as the post was, the first time I met him. In a lot of cases people are reluctant to allow photos being taken in shops, and if you even mention writing about them online they get this crazy-scared look in their eye, so it really meant a lot to me - especially since I was still "new" in Tokyo at the time.

そういうけど、今回はハマダさんからJINGOデザインTシャツを頂きました。
嬉しい過ぎー!
ありがとうございます、本当に!
Anyway, what I wasn't expecting, was to be gifted one of his extraordinary t-shirts! I'm still bowled over and I'll wear it with pride, when I'm not too scared of getting it dirty. I let Hamada-san pick the design, because how could I choose from all of their awesome styles? ^^

フロント! Front
Back 後ろー!
Next time I might even remember to brush my hair first. なんか写真を撮る前にヘアブラッシュしてほうがいいでしょう? w 今度もっと奇麗に撮るよ!

最近日本語を全然勉強をしないので、うまく言えないけど...
今の日本はこの優しい憂国いると思います。
「うちの国とお前の国」じゃなくて、「世界は一緒だ、万国はいいところだ」な感じ。
いや、やっぱあまりうまく言えない、すみません。
だけど、だけど!
それ以外と!
I wrote about my thoughts on "the right kind of" patriotism in my original post, so I'm not going to rehash that, but I do honestly think that Japan is in need of some good, honest "I heart my country" action coupled with some great stylistic presentation. Just sayin'. ^^

年賀状も頂きましたー!このデザインもかっこいいー!I also got a new year's card <3
ポストマークまでかっこいい! Even the post mark bit ^^


デザインはヤバくない?v( ̄∇ ̄)
かっこいっすよ?
是非、渋谷に行ったら、JINGOに寄ってみてね!
Regardless - the designs are great, right?
If you're ever in Shibuya definitely stop by!
And if you don't think you'll make it there, have a look at their web shop. ^^



Jan 12, 2012

今日は Well now

誕生日なので、「何を書けばいいかな〜」と思った。
でも、昨日はなんか遅くなってしまったし、今日もそうらしいなので...
この約束します!



I was planning on writing a really big and thoughtful post today as it's my birthday, but...
Last night ended up being a bit late. Tonight may well end up being a late night too. Saturday definitely will, as will Sunday... and somewhere in there I have to fit a whole ton of work so....

I'll make a promise instead:

Jan 11, 2012

Home ホーム




Recognize anyone?
だれか分かったかな?

In December I was fortunate enough to participate in the filming of Robert de Boron's "Home", which is the lead track on his new album (released in-store today!), Mellow Candle.
It was filmed using a Lomography LomoKino camera, which gives it "indies cred" bonus points, I'm sure.
12月にRobert de Boronが作った「Home」という曲のPV撮影参加しました!
全編35mmフィルム手巻きムービーカメラ「LomoKino (ロモキノ)」で撮影された作品です!

The album was released on iTunes Japan on the 28th of December and reached nr 1 on the iTunes Hip Hop/R'n'B listings. Congratulations!
アルバムはもう2011.12.28にiTunesでリリース:ヒプホプチャートで、一位になりました!
凄くない??
おめでとう〜!( ^ _ ^)∠☆PAN!

Jan 10, 2012

Vids. Watch Them. 動画。見てね。


For some reason over the past few days I've been inundated with some excellent video material on YouTube and elsewhere. Well, I say days - some of these I've been holding onto for a couple of months, but the principle is the same.
Or something.
なんか最近たくさんめっちゃ良い動画リンクおすすめを貰った。

Regardless, if you have half an hour to spare, these are definitely worth checking out.
是非、是非30分があれば、見てね!(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

Keyword: New Year 
キーワード:新年

Kandee Johnson is mostly famed for her excellent make up videos on YouTube, but she occasionally puts up gems like this. I adore her and I love how she's always so positive and so full of life and energy. <3
カンディー・ジョンソーンは普段、メイクする方法ビデオをアップするけど、たまにこんな凄くポジチブな応援みたい動画も載せる。この人はめっちゃ楽天家なので、好き。(*゚ー゚*)
英語ばかりなんですけど...






Keyword: Tokyo
キーワード:東京

A different (and awesome) view of Tokyo with some amazing video footage.
この動画ヤバイよ!
素敵な東京の景色っす。o(°∀°)b



Lost in Tokyo from Mark Bramley on Vimeo.


Jan 9, 2012

Fake it フェイクイット


Keeping my post-a-day promise with a shorty - in August last year I took on a dare by Tokyo Telephone after reading about Kazushi Hara's amazing 2011-12 a/w collection... and found myself trotting over to Shibuya to try on a couple of his creations.

去年の八月にTokyo Telephoneからチャレンジ!
面白いファッション記事を読んで、凄いと思って、コメントをして...
答えは「じゃ、着てみて!」
....そう言っても...
もちろんチャレンジに応じた。^^)v

It's Fake. No really, it is. フェイクだ!

Jan 8, 2012

Tokyo Walking 23 東京ウォーキング


This week's Tokyo Walking shots are from Nakameguro.
All were taken on August 13th, 2011.
Previous Tokyo Walking posts can be found here.

今週の写真は2011年8月13日に撮った。
全部は中目黒で撮った。
前の東京ウォーキングポストはこちらよ~


Jan 3, 2012

HNY! AKOM! KTMY!

@(^^*)@..:*・゜HAPPY NEW YEAR゜・*:..@(*^^)@




HNY = Happy New Year!
AKOM = Akemashite Omedetou! (Same meaning as above) 明けましておめでとう!
KTMY = Kotoshi mo yoroshiku! (Hard to explain, but often translated as "please treat me as well as you did last year") 今年もよろしく!


After that cryptic start, and some internal bleeding from writing Japanese in romaji, I'd like to wish you all a much belated Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Heri aa Kwanzaa, Happy New Year and any other holiday that may have been in the last month or so. Yes, it's been that long. But instead of making a long post listing all the excuses I have (some good, some not), instead I'll just play catch up. For the rest of January, I'll be posting once a day. Some entries will be long, some short, most probably rather ridiculous, none in any chronological or sensible order... but there will be one every day. That's my January resolution! I already got a head start on my resolutions for the New Year in December, because why wait, right? As cheesy as it sounds, there is only now. Last year was a whirlwind of amazing events and deep tragedy - both universally and personally. It's taken some time to get back on track and I'm not 100% there yet, but working on it. I have a lot of people to thank for the past year; no, since I've come to Japan. That'll be another post though.


I got a bit creative towards the end of the year


皆さんは良い正月を過ごしたかな? (・ω・)/
なんか、最近はブログをあまり更新しなかったね。
だから、一月は大ブログ更新の月だ!
毎日更新するよ、今日から!(^-^)v
沢山人に感謝なのに、あまり伝えなかった。
連絡もなんか適当にしちゃった。
日本語の勉強も... (_ _。)
本当にごめんなさい。(TωT)
今年は一生懸命ブログをやりますよ!p(^-^)q
頑張りますー!


そういえば。大阪の時の友達は素敵な言葉を言いました、今年にとって:"Let's ganbaru whatever!"/「どんな事にも頑張りましょう!」(σ^^)σ
最高でしょう?{*≧∀≦}


I'll be doing a 2011 summary/ hopes for 2012 post soon enough, but I'm starting off light today with a "Tokyo Walking" to follow this post first. 


Genki! Not just for Christmas.


Looking forward to a bloggin' 2012. I have a feeling this year's going to be a good one. (^-^)b
今年はもういい感じで、よろしく〜♪♬ (^-^)/