The One about Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto

One of many beautiful locations to visit in Kyoto is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove which is 10 minutes away from Saga Arashiyma Station (the JR Sagano Line). Definitely recommended for people who have time to explore (especially since the Tenryu-ji Temple and Iwatayama Monkey Park is not far from this location). If you have a lot of time and are ready to walk (A LOT!), you can explore the area […]

The One about Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies”

“Incendies” is one of those films that stays in your head for quite awhile. Powerful, moving, shocking… I have to admit that it gave me that “WOW!” feeling that a film such as “The Shawshank Redemption” gave be back in 1994, unpredictable climax and a shocking ending to make you feel that you just watched one hell of a masterpiece! Make no doubt about it, this is probably one of […]

The One about Nagoya Station

Since 1886, Nagoya Station has been in operation. One of the world’s largest train stations that was bombed during World War II and then rebuilt to now feature two JR Central Towers (and happens to be the headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company – JR Central), it’s one of the locations to visit ala Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo or coming south from the Kansai region. The JR Central Towers […]

The One about Rosetta Stone’s Premium Edition with Live Tutoring

[NOTE: I am using Rosetta Stone Premium Edition with Live Tutoring for Learning Japanese] Trying out the Rosetta Stone’s Premium Edition with Live Tutoring. I figured why not give it a try with Japanese (note: despite minoring in Japanese in college, I took many steps back as I learned other foreign languages and I don’t use it as regularly) and it would be a good way for me to refresh […]

The One about the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 True360 Multiroom Speaker

From Danish consumer electronics company, Bang & Olufsen (B&O) comes their Beoplay M5 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones. I absolutely love the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Wireless H4 headphones and wanting 360 sound in my home office, I couldn’t wait to try out the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 True360 Multiroom Speaker. Designed by award-winning Danish industrial designer Cecilie Manz, the top portion is crafted from pearl blasted aluminum. Press it and […]

The One About My Organic Vegetable Garden (60 Days Later)

Having grown them in small containers back in January and having them grow through January and February under grow lights, a few I started transplanting at the end of February and the majority in March. On day 36, I started to transplant more vegetables as you can see above. By day 60 (today), you can see amazing growth.  For example, with my black cherry tomatoes and momotaro tomatoes, on day […]

The One about SKE48 Cafe & Shop with AKB48 in Nagoya

Back in 2015, I wrote about my experience at AKB48 Cafe & Shop in Akihabara. For those not familiar with AKB48, AKB48 is an idol group that began in Akihabara is one of the most successful idol pop groups in Japan. Since 2012, nearly every CD single released, has achieved over a million copies sold. Fans buying dozens to hundreds of CD singles for voting tickets, handshake tickets or two-shot […]

The One about Sakanaya Oasis 21 in Nagoya

For those who happen to be visiting the Oasis 21 shopping district in Nagoya, and are craving seafood, will want to check out Sakanaya Oasis 21. I went with my friend Hiroshi to check out the place and we never heard of the place before but we figured, let’s give the place a try.  Also, he was insistent that because we were in Nagoya, I had to eat “Misokatsu” (tonkatsu […]