After listening to Alex Brooke’s podcast recorded during Day 1 of the Namaste Indian festival 2009 in Yoyogi Park, I decided to head on down there for day 2. Here’s a short video of some of the dances, and a few shots I took of the dancing on stage. Apologies for the movement of the […]
It’s been a looong day. In the morning I joined Tom, Nami and Phil to run the Edogawa Ekiden (relay race). Things didn’t quite work out as planned for us personally, so I thought instead of focusing on our story I’d share with you some footage of the various characters we met throughout the event. […]
Last night saw the fourth installment of Tokyo CGM Night, a night hosted by Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth to celebrate Japan’s Consumer Generated Media producers. It’s a chance for Japan’s top bloggers, YouTubers and podcasters to gather and talk about past achievements, and make plans for future collaborations. This was my second CGM, and […]
I’ve been feeling a lot of gratitude for our home this week. I briefly mentioned this at the beginning of my last post, but since then time and time again I’ve found myself stopping, looking out of the window at the park and saying, “Wow. We are so lucky.” The signing of the new two […]
I’ve just woken up from a pretty surreal night of dreams about social networking and web 2.0 technologies. It was fuelled by the experience last night of spending a few hours at a networking event held in Ebisu, where I was able to meet some really interesting folks (about 134% of whom were iPhone users) […]
Whilst it’s not unusual to see buskers on the streets of Japan, it is a little unusual to see them playing in the middle of the road. This chap in Osaka seemed to really be enjoying shouting a few songs, including ‘With or Without You’ (U2), and several Beatles tracks.
(part two) What amazes me is how most of the time everyone does actually fit in when the doors close. Having said that this morning there was a whole leg sticking out of the next, which made the carriage look like some kind of hybrid centipede…
Photographic entertainment is provided by yesterday’s Office Halloween party (sorry for the repetition to those of you who have already seen them in my site feed). For the past two weeks I’ve been looking for someone to do tandem learning with. That is, someone who will teach me Japanese in exchange for me teaching them […]
A few more recent shots from Kitanomura park, Kudanshita.
Just met this chap in Shibuya sporting the most unusual earrings I've ever seen – two mini goldfish bowls, each with three living (and no doubt somewhat confused) goldfish in!
I can’t be the only one who is being stalked by this man – I’ve seen him several times since I got back, and I remember him from 2006/ 2007 too. Does anyone know anything about him? Is he a local celebrity like Hello Kitty Scooter Gran in Niseko? (Apologies for poor photo – iPhone […]
Seems that the mini-procession yesterday was just a warm-up for today’s festival. The chap with his back to us is hitting two sticks together to keep the team in time I like the contrast in this one Check out the little kiddies hitting the big drum More photos on Flickr
It was a Thursday. 7pm. West Street, Sheffield. I was waiting for the number 52 bus home. He came from behind me. Shuffled past me. Stopped. Looked me in the eye, then opened his mouth to speak: Do you know who said “This precious stone set in a silver sea” I made a valiant attempt […]
I spent a few hours walking the streets of London yesterday. In my attempt to find Tottenham Court Road, I managed to end up in Covent Garden, somewhere I’ve not been before. I loved it. There was this talking dog. He just sat there, all day. These statues were something else. I’ve never seen anyone […]