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Tokyo Dine & Dash: Cafe N3331

I’ve dined in some far-out places in Tokyo, but few match lunch at Cafe N3331 in the Akihabara section of Tokyo. The cafe is situated on a platform that sits right between two JR commuter rail lines, and as you … Continue reading

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Tokyo On The Go: The Retro Charm of Ōme

For my first day in Tokyo I wanted to take in some vintage Japan, circa 1950s-60s. I wanted to visit a throwback, somewhere far from the throngs of tourists, which in bustling Tokyo can sometimes be quite difficult. But pre-trip … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Tokyo, 2015

Konnichiwa, blog friends! I’m in Tokyo again, and the theme of this trip is Underground Tokyo, and the goal is to visit some of the quieter, less traveled parts of this notoriously hectic city (and I say hectic in the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter: WTF Edition

When it comes to holidays, I can be subversive; remember my recent Valentine’s Day essay/rant? Well, I’m the same way with Easter. Despite being raised in a Catholic household, it’s a holiday that I’ve never really embraced or celebrated. In fact, … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Tempting

When it comes to temptations, most of mine are food-related, and I find it difficult to resist the siren call of salty snacks, pizza and good red wine. But when it comes to specific food temptations, those that I’m powerless … Continue reading

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Snowkyo: Clever Japanese Snow Sculptures

It seems that things have sure gone crazy with the world’s weather. From a Winter Olympics in 61-degree Russia to ice storms in the American South to floods brought on by torrential rains in England to a U.S. Eastern seaboard … Continue reading

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Holy Happy Valentine’s Day, Batman!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone out there, if you’re so inclined. Me, I’m not the most romantic guy, and being somewhat cynical, I generally see Valentine’s Day as the ultimate Hallmark holiday: something invented by the corporations as a cash … Continue reading

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More Monster Mash-Ups: War On Kincade

As you know, lately I’ve been fascinated with recycled art, or the process of one artist adding their own vision to already existing, usually cheery and innocuous works, especially those that are sold for pennies at thrift stores. And it … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween: The Monstrously Clever Art of Chris McMahon & Thyrza Segal

Everyone has no doubt seen them, or maybe even owned one or two of them: pretty but generic paintings of landscapes and nature scenes that might have once lived in a backroad Motel 6 or the rec room in your … Continue reading

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Desk Safari!!!

Just when you thought it couldn’t wackier than Sleeveface, here comes Desk Safari! A craze that’s apparently sweeping the offices and cubicles of Britain, the concept is quite simple: marry your head to the computer image of the body of … Continue reading

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