Tuesday, November 30, 2004

impenetrable

what aberrant behavior it would be for an inmate, behind prison walls, to spend his years building fences.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

well well.....



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what can I say other than I feel like a total perve. feel like something has been taken away that should not have been. if photos are meant to induce a reaction then I guess this is a good one.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

red leaves

red leaves

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once again I traversed Higashi Ikebukuro's piss alley (..or one of). Sun was shining nicely so got this snap. We were off to some model rooms of a new building called Air Rise, also in Ikebukuro. Lovely Karin is taking serious steps toward the possible purchase of one of these apartments. I'll dig around and get some more info shortly. All very exciting and frightening at the same time.

Friday, November 26, 2004

stolen.....yeah!!

barretscakes.jpg

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All, here is some cool color from a Cool Cook. Today he is offering points on
bento best practises. All you Japanese readers take note!















Wednesday, November 24, 2004

fly be free

the blog is taking it's own shape so don't be surprised if it turns out to be a photolog... no longer will people be subjected to the cringe of impotent, ill-conceived attempts at witty commentry...no more wine-drenched, half finished or broken sentences....no more forced, descriptive prose on banal subject matter....no more pretentious repetition of fullstops/periods in an effort to interject unnecssary indecision or hesitation....NO MORE!....well no more after today, I promise.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

it does make a difference

it does make a difference

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man, a good mouse matters. Do yourself a favour.

...a pattern emerging



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turns out the place I've passed for 6 years happens to serve up a high standard meal. Nice one. will be back but not on November 26th: belly dancing spectacle.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

hard to resist

Picture Kansai 105

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Took this in Kyoto a week after getting the new camera. Not a great shot but hard to not take one like this when in the old capital. Of course didn't have the courage to take the shot from the front.

akihabara

akihabara

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old dude hanging around Akihabara. taken many many moons ago. posted today as a test of the border code.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

jumping out of their skins

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it's that time of year again when Japan's marketteers take up the impossible challenge of creating something from nothing. So the tacky labels are once again slapped on bottles of the freshest of fresh. Images are added to the range of train carriage posters that jab you in the side of the head. This year sees Bic Camera, Yurakucho in on the act. Lots of hands reaching out but predictably few reaching into pockets..ahh...wallets. That was saved for later...

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

..what do I know

Sitting here, red wine in hand on a Wednesday night picking and scratching around the web, listening to Interpol's Turn on the Bright Lights. Really am enjoying it and I think that one of the reasons why is that it reminds me of Glide, especially some of the clean, choppy, chiming guitar bits that are held up by a wandering bass line that explode into soaring guitar riffs, a la track nine on Glide's Open Up and Croon. (catchy title eh). Even after the regrettable event in 1999 I still feel a sadness and disappointment at the thought of what could have been had William Arthur been able to find some kind sense of what lay before him by constructing a lingering chord as unique, beautiful and complex as he struck on his guitar that would resolve the everyday dissonance of his existence. Either that or in reality he was just a druggy fool. Only few will know, if any.
Translation (red wine dribble-> English)
Interpol reminds me of Glide
Glide was a good band.
The lead singer died of an overdose.
He was a good songwriter and played the guitar well.
He used alot of unique guitar chords.
I wish he could have learned to deal with his life and drug habit to the same extent that he learned to play the guitar.
Probably not many people will know what he was thinking around those times.
I feel sad and disappointed that Glide are not still playing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

winter is coming

DSCN9978

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lunch team

lunch team

Sunday, November 14, 2004

..and it works as well.

..and it works as well.

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close-up turned out pretty fackin good.
now I'm jealous...

and a close -up

DSCN9961

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after this shot I cleaned the dust off the body. fear not.

kit

DSCN9954

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even Sam is impressed with this set-up.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Lunch

Lunch

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the weekend before pay day requires people to re-focus and to learn to apprecate simplicity. Now, in Japan, this is not only easy but can also be masked behind a pretense of exotic sophistcation. This is achieved because there are things like onigiri and and miso shiru (which I have never learnt to say correctly or with any confidence, often confusing it with "do the miso" or " white miso" or "do the water"). Anyways... lay these out on a nice nigiri rolling mat from the 100 yen shop along with 100 yen chopsticks and we have a dignified lunch. most expensive thing there are the hashi oki, which is a practical use of the world famous art form "Yosegi" . Well...world famous may be a stretch but I bet the Ginza Ladies know the magnitide of the word I drop here.

Friday, November 12, 2004

tent7


tent7
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really was a fantastic day, when we awoke. That is mainly cause I had the chance to sleep off the hangover from the day before which I carried all the way up the hill with me.

tent5


tent5
Originally uploaded by tokyogoat.

going through the archives. doubt we could actually climb to that place anymore.

alright folks

I seem to have gotten the basic hang of things so will make a promise to you all to back off on the frantic photologging and aim for a bit more quality over quantity.
(watch the block dry up now...)

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Monday, November 08, 2004

carp


carp4
Originally uploaded by tokyogoat.

sorting through folders of old files... treasure chests full of gold. go over to flickr and have squizz...

romantic date


romantic date
Originally uploaded by tokyogoat.

make the most of what you've got son.

country love


country love
Originally uploaded by tokyogoat.

digging out the golden oldies

the-miserable-ducks


the-miserable-ducks
Originally uploaded by tokyogoat.

taken some time ago in Hakone after stepping of the world famous Japanese pirate ship.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

take mild next time


indian
Originally uploaded by tokyogoat.

guessing that this was as genuine a curry as you'll get in Japan. Said with the authority of someone whose never been to India. also posted cause the pic turned out well. ijyou desu.

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

gmail

happen to have 6, + or - a few, gmail invites for those who don't mind some random fools hurling ads at you. Gis a shout.

mutekiya

Time: 10:30 am
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2004
Place: Mutekiya Ramen Restaurant, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan.
Weather: Getting cold outside. Overly hot inside.
Details: starving. ever so slight hangover. no line. camera in hand.
ramen 5
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Results: Tasted fantastic as per usual but have to admit that the best part was the way it looked.
Reasons: Too big. Soup too thick. Egg was smoked almost to the point of tasting fake.

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