The One about Completing the Kanto Region Challenge

Hello from Japan. I blogged back in November that my plans were to go to Japan and complete the Kanto Region Challenge.  Similar to my 2016 Tokyo Ward Challenge of going to each ward and experiencing the location, this time it’s the Kanto Region which includes the following seven prefectures: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma, Ibaraki and Tochigi. All prefectures have been visited and I will post more about them […]

The One about Ao no Dokutsu in Yoyogi Park

Greetings from Japan everyone. Sorry it’s been a week or so since I have last posted but I have been out of the hotel early in the morning and back late at night and was not getting accustomed to sleep (averaging only four hours) until this past Saturday, where I actually got a good 7 hours of sleep. I have been visiting all the Christmas illumination sites and as there […]

The One about the Fossil Q Commuter Hybrid Smartwatch

I have reviewed several hybrid smartwatches and as a watch enthusiast, I also recommend Fossil for those who are starting out with purchasing of watches, wanting it to be stylish but also are not as willing to spend over a $125 on a watch. But with that being said, Fossil is a brand that is well-known. In the past, they were the go to for stainless steel watches, to watches […]

The One about Samuel Maoz’ “Lebanon”

Whenever you come across a film that has won a “Golden Lion” at the Venice Film Festival, you tend to watch these films with the highest of expectations. To tell you the truth, I was not too sure of what to expect of “Lebanon”. In 2008, we had a taste of war cinema taking place during the Lebanon War with “Waltz with Bashir” giving us a perspective of unity, brotherhood […]

The One about Gotokuji Station in Setagaya

Back in 1927, Gotokuji Station in Setagaya, Tokyo was created. Designated as station OH 10 and is on the Odakyu Odawara Line, from the station, you can go to Machida, Hon-Atsugi, Odawara, Hakone-Tozan Railway, Hakone-Yumoto, Odakyu Tama Line – Karakida, Odakyu Enoshima Line Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshim or the opposite way to Shinjuku, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line – Ayase or Joban Line – Toride. There is only one ticket gate and […]

The One about Denali Toklat II Hiking Boots

Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America and located in Alaska. It is also the name of an independent retail store along with Trailblazer in Southern New England. Stores that cater to outdoor brands such as The North Face, Timberland, Keen, Merrell, Astral, Vasque and many more. The stores were founded in 1994 with a total of seven stores in New England and sponsoring dozens of outdoor events […]

The One about the Yamanote Line Challenge

In Tokyo, the Yamanote Line is no doubt the most convenient, most busiest and most important railway loop line. Operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR east), the Yamanote Line was created in 1885 and currently goes to 29 stations. Back in 1872, the railroad would go from Shinagawa Station to Yokohama Station.  By 1883, Ueno Station opened and by 1885, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Itabashi and Meguro Station was added. Back […]