No waifu no laifu

Are you still into that anarchist thing? Which one? You know, that one with a weird german name. Zeitgeist? That one. Well, many things have changed since we used to go to the zeitgeist meetings from our Australian chapter. I have I given up on the hopes of being part of a system based on the efficient use of resources and sustainable development instead of a money-based economic system. The answer would be no, I…

"No waifu no laifu"

About Tommy

  Tommy, is a aJpanese pop/rock/punk singer I used to be obsessed with some years ago. Kawase Tomoko, used to be the lead singer of the brilliant green, then went solo, got another band, then went back with the brilliant green. She’s not sooo popular, but most people in Japan would know some of her songs. First time I heard her songs, I thought they sounded so cute, a new sound, like nothing I had heard…

"About Tommy"

Living in Asia as a vegetarian 1

How to survive in south and far east asia as a vegan/vegetarian: Japan:  Pretty tough. Fruits and veggies are crazy expensive, only affordable options are udon, katsu-udon but have to fish out some seafood from it, tempura, and foreign restaurants which cost at least twice as much as local ones. The only cheap supermarket is called “super tamade” where they sell lots of pre-cooked vegetarian options, and of course sushi, tempura, salads, at around 100…

"Living in Asia as a vegetarian 1"

What’s your visa?

I met some North American friends the other day that are still quite new to Taiwan, and they couldn’t stop laughing when I told them Taiwanese people always ask me about my visa status. Young and old people alike they are like really interested to know what visa foreigners have. At the beginning, I didn’t understand why they were laughing, because after some years in Asia I just got used to people asking about that, in…

"What’s your visa?"

What's your visa?

I met some North American friends the other day that are still quite new to Taiwan, and they couldn’t stop laughing when I told them Taiwanese people always ask me about my visa status. Young and old people alike they are like really interested to know what visa foreigners have. At the beginning, I didn’t understand why they were laughing, because after some years in Asia I just got used to people asking about that, in…

"What's your visa?"

Ready to die 2

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the concept of death. I learned that life is fragile, and unless you’re a very basic form of life, for most of us advanced organism with many cells and organs, there’s only one. So we gotta make the most of it, right? Or does it even matter? Life is so fragile that if a bus hits me while I’m crossing the street I will die and everything…

"Ready to die 2"

Making love

Today I was going through some old playlists just to see what was on them, and suddenly… …I started crying! And I thought, oh god why. That was very strange because I very seldom cry, and I wasn’t even having a bad day, it was quite good actually. And I wasn’t even paying attention to the lyrics I was doing something else. So I checked the song, and it was a song I hadn’t heard…

"Making love"

Someone that I've never known

The other day, I was talking to a friend while we were waiting to shoot some scenes and the subject of western-Asian relationships popped up. She’s originally from north america, but has been living in Korea for a number of years now, and had the chance to date a bunch of korean guys, so we started talking about the differences between dating koreans vs dating western guys.  For me as a guy, always find it…

"Someone that I've never known"

Someone that I’ve never known

The other day, I was talking to a friend while we were waiting to shoot some scenes and the subject of western-Asian relationships popped up. She’s originally from north america, but has been living in Korea for a number of years now, and had the chance to date a bunch of korean guys, so we started talking about the differences between dating koreans vs dating western guys.  For me as a guy, always find it…

"Someone that I’ve never known"

Japan 2

From all the countries I’ve been to, Japan was, for some reason, the one that made me wish I could live there forever. I don’t know if it was the kinky porn, the children’s cartoons or the depressingly suicidal business people. I’m not sure, but there was just something there that made me want to stay. And while in Osaka I tried as hard as I could to find a way to stay there permanently,…

"Japan 2"