So where have I been?
Still here. Still in Tokyo. Life hasn’t changed much over the past 7 months or so. I’m very happy. I’m also very focused.
More than a year ago I broke my leg. It was an extremely unhappy time for me. I basically live alone. I have a roommate, but he isn’t much for cooking, so besides a few pity-onigiri brought over by my neighbor I had very few chances for a meal. There are only so many times you can hobble yourself down the road for ramen before you loose all motivation to bear the armpit sores and leave the house. Every time I see someone on crutches now I feel very bad for them. When I was in elementary school crutches looked like fun. They are not. They are absolute evil.
Just a quick note to let you know that my hosting company zapped some of my more important settings last night. You may find that certain photos or pages seem to be missing; or that the pages display very poorly. If so, please shoot me a message. I’ll get on it.
How's your Italian? Thanks to The Coolidge and Robert Benigni , I've got, "princess" down pat. A few months working in an Italian deli and I can bust out with, "toothpick" in Italian faster than in Japanese. I'm sure both words will get me far. *sarcasm*
So Ama's posted a three part (four if you count the translation) interview with yours truly. It covers a bit of my childhood, reasons for coming to Japan, photography, outlook on life and my business.
Part 1 - Living in Japan and Kendo
Part 2 - International Inclination and Photography
Part 3 - Helix Industries and Outlook on Life
And for those of us with limited - read no - Italian there's an English version
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I finally got around to scanning in photos from the album that I've been carrying around for well over a decade and maybe two. Many of the photos are of me as a short legged terror, but more than one are of my parents and their parents when they were small.
Just got back from Boracay, Phillipines to visit Joey after his temporary escape from KVH. He is alive and well and in the middle of opening up a Crepe shop on the beach. He's also quickly building up a reputation as a good photographer. The day I arrived he took me along on a shoot for the Miss Boracay Beauty Pagent.
Select photos from the 55th All Japan Kendo Championships are up. Teramoto Shoji took the day’s top prize defeating Takanabe Susumu in the ﬁnal round. Take a gander at those photos and others in the Gallery/PhotoStream. In the near future you'll be able to order a print of your very own in sizes ranging from 2L to A3+.
It looks like this past Saturday’s Publishers Tournament will be the last held at Noma Dojo. Kodansha is set to demolish the awe-inspiring hall towards the end of this year. Get a keiko in while you can.