Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category

Wish upon a…

31Aug09

Many people in Japan go to temples with the same attitude that North Americans go to church only on Christmas and Easter. They go when it suits them, and for reasons more selfish than spiritual. That’s not to say everyone’s like that—there are still devout followers—but the majority are there at convenient times for themselves. […]


These pictures are just a sample of hundreds of products I’ve seen with faces. I think it would be possible for every single item in a Japanese apartment to have a face. Seriously. -j.


This is what I eat on weekends: Portions in Japan are much smaller, but there are a so many of them that it ends up being quite a lot of food. Also, it looks nicer than single, huge main dish. -jer.


Konbiniya

03Jul09

Here’s another thing that’s way better, cooler, more fun, and more interesting in Tokyo: Convenience stores. Sure, they all generally carry the same things as they do here in Vancouver, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food they had to offer. I went to Tokyo for fun last month with my bff Karlo. We […]


If Japanese people do something, they do it to the extreme.. or not at all. Yesterday I went with my girlfriend to find freshly roasted coffee. In Canada or Australia, this would mean finding a micro-roaster where we could ask what date the beans were roasted, and just hope that we could buy some roasted […]


Suntory times

23Jun09

A washed-up movie star advertising a Suntory product… seem familiar? I wonder if Tommy Lee Jones had a mid-life crisis while filming these Japanese commercials. -jer. p.s. This post is refering to the film Lost In Translation. If you haven’t seen it, make it number one on your list of movies to watch.


Last weekend I went to a coffee shop in downtown Chiba, which is about an hour from Tokyo by train. It’s a great-looking little place that’s run by an elderly couple who didn’t want their picture taken. The decor seemed random and yet amazing. They had a few different origins of coffee on the menu, […]