i'll take the vended curry pork
So, I don’t know if you know this or not, but vending machines are kind of a big deal in Japan. I referred to this on an earlier post about that touch-screen vending machine in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station that takes your profile with a built-in camera and suggests a drink based on your appearance. Here it is below: But the average vending machine looks a little ancient by American...
Sufjan Stevens, The Age of Adz
Yum! Take a listen… Stereogum’s article on the new album.
first day in chiba
One of the first things Anna Claire and I did on the morning after we arrived in Tokyo was sit in on our friend Brent’s English class. We had a lot of fun and met a few interesting people. We had lessons in this tiny church space that is about the size of a living room. It’s in a place called Makuhari New City which is located in Chiba within the Tokyo Metro Area. It’s called...
This is in honor of our friend Brent Kooi. He’s serving short-term through MTW in Tokyo. Sorry, Brent, for taking the creative license of showing everyone on the entire world-wide interweb your deluxe bathroom. Too bad the bidet was broken… So, as great and efficient as this uncanny invention may seem…I still haven’t found the courage to brush my teeth with this water.
this guy is everywhere
I seriously don’t know what to make of this guy. I don’t know what’s scarier, the muscles mixed with the cigarette, the shaved legs, or the hot pants. Who is this person?! He kind of reminds me of Bruce Willis…
Anna Claire and I stumbled across this temple on a bike ride in Nagoya. It’s kind of out of place in this modern city and sits up on this hill by the interstate. More photos to come!
100 Yen Shop
Lookie what I found today (and bought): The best part is the description. “Men’s Disposable Panties: We’re just a heart beat away One touch could make it happen We can reach the other side if we hold on to the passion.” On the back it says: “DO NOT DUMP IT TO TOILET” I absolutely love this place.
falling in love with japan
Trying to post photos on here and Flickr. It’s taking awhile. More to come. Outside of Oyumino Church in Tokyo, Japan.
i think this adequately sums up our flight to japan saying goodbye to the ‘rents before we fly out Sleeping in Hartsfield = not really sleeping. I think every janitor in Atlanta was working in Hartsfield that night. we made it to Narita Airport! Our big fatty double-decker plane in the background. Flying that long makes you a zombie. But it’s totally worth...
Tim Keller’s thoughts on the Gospel in Japan (and Tokyo in particular)
Some amusing photos from Engrish.com: