The One about Darn Tough Socks

As I prepare for my trip next month back to Japan, one thing I want to nip on the bud is the socks I will be bringing. Each time I travel, I learn more about what socks to bring and not bring and last year, walking nearly 12-24 miles each day, it took a toll on my feet but while I was prepared with band-aids and such and to prevent […]

The One about the Columbia Birkie Trail hiking shoes

I’ve been looking for a lightweight hiking shoe to bring with me when I travel overseas and although I would like another waterproof boot, I have one already and the reason why I’m not bringing it along is that it’s quite heavy and wasn’t the most comfortable shoe on many mile walks.  It did great in the mud and water conditions but I need something that was comfortable, available in […]

The One about the Acer Predator Gaming Utility Backpack

When it comes to backpacks to carry your laptop and gaming gear (or any gear), the Acer Predator Gaming Utility Backpack offers you a lot of space but also protection for your gear. The case will allow for a 17″ laptop (or 17″ Acer Predator) and has a ventilated back panel and soft padded shoulder straps. Top portion is the most sturdiest of the back pack with the Predator logo […]

The One about SHIPS in Harajuku

Located in Cat Street in Harajuku is the store, SHIPS. With a history that goes as far back as 1970, SHIPS began as “MIURA” which sold imported casual clothing. In 1975, MIURA & SONS opened their Shibuya store which was followed by the SHIPS Ginza store in 1977. The company is best known for opening the first store for women in Ginza called “SHIPS LADIES” and in the ’80s, more […]

The One about the Diesel DZ1818 Armbar White Silicone Watch

I don’t typically wear fashion watches but when they catch my eye, it’s something I can’t resist having and wearing. For this latest review, I am reviewing DIESEL’s DZ1818 Armbar White Silicone Watch. DIESEL is an Italian fashion denim brand that was established back in 1978 and the company is developing a watch collection. The watch features a silicone case and 24mm strap, with a case diameter of 45mm and […]

Travel Guide – Japan: The One About Buying Clothes in Japan, Part 1

You are in Japan and you see a cool shirt or jacket that is your size and you buy it, take it back to the hotel or back to your country and you find out… it doesn’t fit! Using America as an example, since I am from the United States…for shirts or sweaters, buy two sizes up. This is a realization that many people learn quickly about clothes in Japan, […]

The One about Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Store in Omotesando

Ralph Lauren is an American brand that continues to attract people all over the world. From its inception back in 1967 by American designer Ralph Lauren and a company that once specialized only in men’s ties, Lauren’s interest in sports would lead him to create a menswear line which he named “Polo” in 1968. And as Ralph Lauren has various brands which include the Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo […]