The One about Omotesando

Located in Shibuya and Minato, Tokyo is the avenue known as Omotesando. Mentioned and confused by foreigners as a city, Omotesando is an avenue featuring zelkova trees and a stylish area that is home to shopping areas such as Omotesando Hills (featuring Saint Laurent Paris, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo), Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Apple, Laforet and a plethora of restaurants and cafe’s and more. Next to Ginza, Omotesando […]

The One about the Vanguard PRO T40 Shooting Tripod

Vanguard is a reputable company when it comes to photo and video-related products for over 26-years and when it comes to tripods, the company’s reputation is partly due to the quality of their tripods. Vanguard has continued to grow as a company and now integrating an optics-line which have won over hunting and bird watching enthusiasts, the company continues to thrive. But in this day and age where there is […]

The One about Dove Men + Care Fortifying Styling gel

For those who use styling gel, while most people tend to look for price and size, one thing about the Dove Men + Care Fortifying Styling Gel is the fact that it uses caffeine. The styling gel definitely works in a strong hold, there is no outstanding odor, which are pluses for this gel, but the caffeine is interesting because since 2014, studies are showing that caffeine enhances hair shaft […]

The One about Avocado Toast

Once in awhile, I crave avocado toast.  May you put bacon or salmon on top, or just have it by itself, it’s all good! Avocado a.k.a. alligator pear is a fruit or a large berry that contains a single seed that grows from an avocado tree (which is native to Mexico and Central America). Avocados are great for carotenoid absorption and converting specific carotenoids (beta-carotene) into vitamin A.  Avocados are […]

The One about Michelangelo Antonioni’s “L’Eclisse”

In 1962, Michelangelo Antonioni (who had earned the nickname “the Master of Alienation”) released his third film, L’Eclisse (also known as “The Eclipse”), as part of his alienation trilogy. The Italian modernist director was known for his radical new style, not following any convention of filmmaking and most of all, characters and events are disconnected.  The first part of the trilogy “L’avventura” (1960) was an international success and would introduce […]

The One about Francois Truffaut’s “the 400 blows”

In 1959, Francois Truffaut released a semibiographical film about his life with “the 4oo blows” (Les quatre cents coups).  A film highly regarded as a definitive film that showcases French New Wave (a term to describe a group of French filmmakers in the 1950’s-1960’s that were inspired by classic Hollywood cinema and Italian Neorealism). The film won several awards which include “Best Director Award” at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival […]

The One about the KitchenAid 2.0-Quart Kettle with Full Stainless Steel Handle and Trim Band – Doulton Blue

While I have used Circulon kettles and try to go for solid colors with chrome trims, KitchenAid’s 2.0 porcelain blue quart kettle grabbed my attention thanks to its aesthetics. Blue with stainless trim on top and the sides, it goes well with stainless steel or solid color kitchens and it comes with a silicone grip. While I love my Circulon for its larger grip (similar to KitchenAid’s C-Handle version), I […]

The One about Masanori “Mashi” Murakami

Before Japanese baseball players such as Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Hideo Nomo played in America for Major League Baseball, there was Masanori Murakami. In 1964, sent to the United Sates by the Nante Hawks, Masanori Murakami became the first baseball player in Japan to play for the MLB. The story of Masanori “Mashi” Murakami is no doubt inspiring and also heartbreaking. In 1964, Murakami became the first Japanese baseball player […]