The One about Shibamata Taishakuten in Katsushika

Located in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan is Shibamata Taishakuten, which was founded back in 1629. While Katsushika is known for Tora-san, not far from Shibamata Station, Shibamata Taishakuten is a Buddhist Temple that will catch your attention and really sticks out because of its wooden appearance and structures. The first picture features the Nitenmon Gate that was constructed back in 1896.  Under the gate, statues of Zocho-ten and Komoku-ten which are […]

The One about My Comic Book Journey

For those who know me well, they know I read a lot. It has always been that way, as a child and as an adult, I can easily say that I read more books that I watch television. And while my library consists of many art books, graphic design, business, travel, cinema, etc.  The books that I enjoy are comic books. While I haven’t purchased a comic book since my […]

The One about Luchino Visconti’s “Gruppo Di Famiglia In Un Interno”

“Gruppo Di Famiglia In Un Interno” is a film that has always hit me in so many levels. As I appreciate its humorous take on high society, it’s almost dreamlike surreal situations that often take place, I enjoy how the film was cleverly written and his ability to allow his obsession of politics especially sexuality be displayed in his films. And like so many other Luchino Visconti films that I […]

The One about the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – Tom Bradley International Terminal

When it comes to airports, one of the largest international airports in the United States is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). And I have been to this airport many times and have seen it change with the times, especially the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) which opened for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games and is named after Tom Bradley, Los Angele’s longest-serving mayor. The terminal hosts 29 airlines and […]

The One about Grieving

Throughout today, I have been with family remembering my uncle for the one year anniversary of his death.  Which will follow a one year anniversary for my grandmother’s death. I’m not too familiar with grieving on the Amith side of the family, as with my mother’s side, we grieved at the funeral and days after and that was it.  But with my father’s side, we grieved through the funeral, grieved […]

The One about William A. Wellman’s “Public Enemy”

In 1931, Warner Bros. produced and distributed the pre-code gangster film “The Public Enemy”. Directed by William A. Wellman (“A Star is Born”, “The Ox-Bow Incident”, “Battleground”) and starring James Cagney (“Yankee Doodle”, “Angels with Dirty Faces”, “White Heat”), Jean Harlow (“Libeled Lady”, “Suzy”, “Red Dust”), Edward Woods (“Tarzan the Fearles”, “Dinner at Eight”), Joan Blondell (“Topper Returns”, “Grease”) and more, “The Public Enemy” was a box office success. The […]

The One about the Stuffed Artichoke with Sundried Tomatoes and Feta

I made grilled artichoke stuffed with feta and sun dried tomatoes. The recipe is quite simple: 4-6 artichokes 4 oz. feta cheese (what you can get at the grocery store in a container) 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs 2-3 tablespoons of sundried tomatoes in oil (which you can find easily at a grocery store) 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper 1 lemon I recommend steaming […]