Arriving at the XBox 360 dashboard a familiar looking character popped up. Could it be?! Yes, Jet Set Radio, the extremely rare cult game from the Sega Dreamcast that sees you roller-blading around, spraying your gang’s graffiti to tag the streets of Tokyo. Without a moments hesitation the demo was downloaded and shortly afterwards the […]
A guy looks around after coming out of the station and shiftily turns into a dark area off the pavement towards the station’s raised track archways. There’s no motorbike waiting so, yep, he’s going to take a leak. Just as he reaches the corner he has chosen for such a glamourously job a bright light […]
‘Please Take Your Change.’ the self check out at a supermarket appealed to me. I froze for a second battling with my conscious. Why? Because this wasn’t my change. Someone had walked off leaving a note sitting in the change tray. Is this the same as when you find money on the street I thought? […]
Fact: Boris Becker spotted me on Fleet Street this lunchtime.
The Japanese say that shaking your leg i.e. when one you rest one leg on top of the other etc. is poor (as in not rich). Is that because it’s seen as uncultured? I used to have a habit of doing it myself, truth be told. The lady next to me on the train was […]
Japanese news following the huge earthquake and tsunami last Friday.
Eat Tokyo, Golders Green, London
Wong Kei, 10 years later.
Reading and writing Japanese characters with no or little Japanese language packs installed on a PC.
The cold winter continues.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Best golf score following other sporting success!
For only the second time I went to the IMAX cinema in Waterloo, this time to see Up, the new Disney/Pixar animation. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it nearly as much as I did. I loved it! It says a great deal that I was shattered from the shift I did the night before and […]
Entering the Gherkin and admiring the view from the bar on the top floor.
Forgetting something for the first time.
London Career Forum 2009 – a job fair for English-Japanese bilingual speakers.
Three months after I placed my pre-order and two months since the original release date and finally my MadCatz Street Fighter IV Aracde FightStick has arrived!
Twins dressing the same, with a twist.
The new Coca Cola, “C2” is being sold in Japan.
When you come inside from bright sunlight why does everything turn green?
The matrix is nearly here – part 2, reloaded.
Crying girl last night… guilt.
Today a gentle rain is falling after good weather yesterday – Sports day.
Big Brother 3 (UK) ended last night, with Kate as the winner!
UK’s Big Brother 3 starting!