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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!

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

Odd spikes on Japanese railroad

02/25/2014 2 comments

Odd spikes on Japanese railroad

This picture was taken by me on my first trip to Japan in 2012. I was in Kamakura to see the great Buddha, daibutsu. But in this picture you can see some iron spikes on the ground. On a rail road. Why are they there? The only reason I can see is that it’s to prevent people from crossing from one street to the other, diagonally, across the railroad.

To make them not dare to do it. If someone did try it and fell… damn that have to hurt! It’s both smart, and… cruel.

Categories: culture, Japan, travel

Youtube party – part 1

02/19/2014 Leave a comment

Finally got my next video up! I’m really slacking on the video making lately. Just when I thought I’d get back on track with it. One video per week is always the plan. It’s gonna be easier soon when my job ends.

It was an awesome experience to be at this party. I’m not used to being at bars or parties. It’s just not something I like. I can’t drink well and I’m not a social person.

But I did manage to have a great time even though I sat in a corner most of the time and got slapped around. Yeah, Victor, one of the most famous people who lives in Japan and does videos on Youtube.

I was kind of avoiding him until I got drunk. He didn’t seem to notice me at all. And by the time I was drunk enough to say hi, he was REALLY drunk. And he apparently gets really rough when he gets drunk. He first pushed me in to a wall, not hard, then he slapped my face, and then he made a choking motion on me. Wasn’t scary or anything, it was just funny and so weird and awkward. I’m glad I was a bit drunk.

But he also gave a kiss on my cheek and he gave some advice for life and said I’m a handsome guy and stuff like that. So I know he kind of have a love/hate thing going on with me.

I also met Meagan. Been watching her vlog for a long time (not the beginning though). She has also voiced some annoyance over me. Most of the time I’m just socially handicapped or misunderstood… I never mean any harm. I’m just stupid like that. But it’s nothing serious. She too was excited to meet me. And she wasn’t drunk! She also gave me a little kiss on the cheek as well as a slap in the face, much milder than Victor though.

It was crazy. I met a lot of people, if only for a little chat. Also met two swedes. One that I have to give a shout out to is Sandra, who made me go inside the party (not that I wouldn’t have gone in, but who knows how long I would have stood there?). I was just standing outside for a bit and was scared to go in. But she recognized me as Swedish Otaku, and that was so cool. First time it happened. I got recognized inside two or three times as well. But she just said “shall we go inside?” and I was like “yeah ok”. So thank you Sandra.

I made some other friends (at least on Facebook, I never use that site but I do add people and send my tweets over there automatically) I hope to meet again.

Now I just need people’s help putting a name of all those people in my video.

Again, if you reading this were there and interacted with me, thank you.

Categories: Japan, travel

Temporary J-vlogger – Ep. 3: Gokiburi!

01/27/2014 2 comments

Gokiburi = Cockroach

In this third episode I have a guest in my hotel room, I meet some stray cats and then I have a uncomfortable sleep at a internet café. I was freaking out so much. 😄 I’ve never seen such a big bug in my life, and have never seen a cockroach

Viewer discretion is advised.

Categories: funny video, Japan, travel

Hatsune Miku shop at Haneda airport

01/25/2014 Leave a comment

There’s a new (or two) shop(s) that have opened up at the Haneda airport in Japan. They are Hatsune Miku shops. Hatsune Miku being the popular vacaloid, the digital artist from Japan. It’s called Hatsune Miku Wing Shop, because “hane” means “wing(s)” in Japanese. SO wanna go there! It ought to be very expensive though. I don’t think there is a Miku themed store in Akihabra…

Check out this video below by Alex from SubTokyo giving us a tour of the shop.

I’ll probably be landing at Haneda airport instead of Narita next time!

Categories: culture, gaming, Japan, music, nihongo, travel

I was one of the 11.254.841 people to enter Japan in 2013

01/11/2014 Leave a comment

A report just came out saying that the number of foreigners who entered Japan in 2013, whether it was tourists, people moving to Japan as well as people already resident in Japan who returned, hit a new record. For the first time in a year, 11.254.841 foreigners came in to Japan. This was of course largely because of the weaker yen. The number of new entrants was 9.554.419. It is not clear to me if this is only people visiting for the first time or the number excluding foreigners who live in Japan and returned that year.

But I was one of them! If you’d like to follow the adventure I had there in video form, go to my Youtube channel. You can check out the first video down below.

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Categories: Japan, travel