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Youtube party – part 2

08/20/2014 Leave a comment

I forgot that I hadn’t posted this yet! Part two of the 2013 Tokyo Youtube party! It’s still the latest episode of my second Japan series, the next episode is coming this weekend!

One of the most amazing videos I’ve seen

08/18/2014 Leave a comment

I don’t want to post too many Youtube videos because it seems lazy. But it is stuff I do want to share and I post every weekday. And it’s my blog so I can do whatever I want!!

Haha… Ehum. Yes, this video below is truly one of the most amazing videos I’ve ever seen. It’s a Japanese woman named Miyoko Shida being on some talent TV show. She’s showing extreme concentration and at the same time showing how important balance can be in life through art and physics. Beautiful.

Categories: art, TV, Youtube

All my Vines of 2013

08/15/2014 Leave a comment

Simply my latest uploaded video, containing all Vines I made in 2013.

It took a bit longer than you’d think to put this together because it was a hassel to download all the clips that I hadn’t already saved. And then they weren’t in chronological order. So I had to go through my Vine page to put them all in order.

My Vine

Categories: Japan, Youtube

A foreign thief

08/14/2014 Leave a comment

I have to admit something… I stole something when I was in Japan.

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Categories: Japan, travel

My lovely hip bag thingy

08/13/2014 Leave a comment

I am not sure what to call it, but damn I love it.

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This baby I bought in Ueno, Japan. I don’t know what a proper name for it is, but I call it “hip bag”. It’s a bag you wear on the side of your hip. When I was travelling around in Japan I had a simple red bag with one small pocket inside and one big flat on the outside. I could fit everything I wanted on this red bag, but then I saw a photo of Danny Choo (world’s most famous otaku) and he had something attached to the side of his leg. His version is a bit larger and has a strap around the leg. There are many versions of this.

So I looked it up online and even asked him on Twitter, he responded. I saw some on Amazon but I wasn’t sure what to pick. Then I heard from a long time Japanese friend that they sell similar bags in Ueno. So I waited until I got there, this also allowed me to feel it out. And I’m glad I did because this smaller version that isn’t going further down the leg and is strapped on is what I much prefer.

When I went to Ueno to buy this, I actually bought another one first. It was gray and had sort of a flap over the pocket. I picked it because I thought it looked better. This one isn’t so much my style. But what happened was, I didn’t really like it. I was walking around and I went back to my hotel. It was just bothersome to always have to lift that cover up and it was in the way sometimes. And also my sensu (the name for fold-able hand fans in Japanese) wouldn’t fit very well on it. And on top of that, the magnet that held the flap in place came off the bag itself. So I went back the next day and thankfully they were super nice to let me switch. And I was happy to see the other one I was deciding between was still there, the one in the picture.

The bag is can sit higher up and being looped in with a belt. But I don’t wear a belt and there are two things on each side as an option of attachment. So I just went to a 100 yen shop and bought two metal safety clips. So they didn’t come with the purchase. I did get a long strap tough so you can carry it hanging from your back if you want.

The picture isn’t how I always have it. 99% of the time I don’t keep my keys in there (the strap hanging down in the picture), I have the keys in my left pocket. The bag hangs on the right side. And I usually don’t have the fan with me in Sweden. That’s another blog post in it self, the sensu. Love it.

But why do I love this so much? Not only do I like the look of having it on and that I’m the type of person that love gearing up. But it just makes so sense. At least for a guy. Usually a guy doesn’t carry much. But we often carry at least three items. A phone, a wallet, and keys. Living in Sweden I suffer from a skinny pants epidemic. It’s hard to find pants that aren’t tight, at least in my city. It’s fashion”. I hate it, I don’t want tight pants, what the hell man?! (that’s another thing I bought in Ueno, perfectly fitting pants in an American branded store)

A woman has her bag, because women usually carry a lot more stuff. Still I don’t feel that 2, or four, counting the back, pockets is enough. I don’t like having stuff in my back pocket and if you do, sitting down is… a pain in the ass. In Japan guys even have sort of man purses.

This is so perfect, I have my wallet and iPhone in it. And a Pikmin mascot handing on the back as well as a pin with “I love Tokyo” in it (so very gaijin). Sometimes I can even connect stuff to the metal clip in front. It’s so easy to access my phone or wallet. You can take out your phone even when riding the bike or sitting down! The headphones to your phone isn’t being crushed and it’s over all more comfortable to move. You can also have like some tissue paper in there or whatever you want. I do not why this hasn’t caught on more.

I hope with this post and wearing it in public, that I too can make someone go out and buy one of these awesome things.

Categories: Uncategorized

My OCD

08/12/2014 Leave a comment

OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Do I have it? Maybe, I haven’t been diagnosed with it but I am a pedant person. And I feel that I probably have OCD. I don’t suffer a lot from it but I do wish I didn’t have it. In this video I can recognize myself a lot. It’s a music video, about a man being tested on OCD. I like the song!

Categories: music

Axent Wear – Amazing headphone concept

08/11/2014 Leave a comment

Well it seems to be more than a concept. Still, it’s very early in development.

gallery_2-10509688aa3af367cc8176ea1505c1f4As you might already know, I do love cat ears. Nekomimi, in Japanese. I’m not talking about actual cat ears, but the type you put on your head. And seeing a girl wearing cat ears… well, makes me purr.

I made a post a while back about a pair of headphones in the shape of nekomimi. Unfortunately they were only digital, you can get them in the software Second Life. But now I’ve come across something much more interesting. Headphones in the shape of cat ears, and with speakers on top. So that you can share the music, or if you just feel like playing music aloud.

Like I said, they don’t provide much info but they are trying to make this a reality. And damn do I want this. The price they’re aiming at is 115 USD, whic is pretty much my limit. In terms of quality headphones it’s not that high of a price, it’s just expensive to me. But I would probably buy them regardless, it’s a dream come true. They are so beautiful.

What I’d like to see is that they are wireless and have built-in controls. And having memory on there for actual music to carry around would be amazing and make the product so much unique.

Go to the official website for Axent here: http://www.axentwear.com/

And they actually seem to be more active on Facebook, click the link to see a Q&A post.

(Thanks to Denisa Iuliana Costras for letting me know about this)

Categories: design, music, nekomimi