As I’m in Japan, I was unable to catch the Queen’s speech (although maybe like most TV shows, someone will put it on BitTorrent?!?). So I have searched for an alternative Christmas message, and surprisingly, found it in the label of a jumper I bought here.
I think I am finally getting over the jet lag. Asmuch as I loved Lost In Translation, jet-lag in Japan isn’t always always full of gossamer-lovely longing. Sometimes it’s just plain knackering and involves a feeling like your head is full of silt that can come on at very random moments. I’m here in JapanContinue reading “Shibuya Crossing”
My trip to Tokyo has begun. Still slightly in the grip of jet lag, so am only going to post a couple of photos – anything longer would almost certainly not make sense… Click on the images for larger versions.
This year, I will be spending Christmas in Tokyo. Which is a little worrying. Preparations for this, although they haven’t included learning "We Three Kings" in Japanese, have been hurried, many and varied, and I’ve also been busy working loads on upcoming issues of Custom PC so I have left the blog unattended for aContinue reading “Christmas In Tokyo”
My Japanese might be bad, but it’s probably going to be good enough soon to get me a job translating video games. All together: ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US! Some great of Engrish/Japlish to be found here. Pic: Engrish.com
No-one does monsters like the Japanese (Godzilla, Hello Kitty etc.) so it’s no surprise that Japanese folk-lore is full of creatures who could give the Bros. Grimm pantheon a good beating (now there’s an idea for a Streetfighter-style videogame…) Anyway, Neo Kaiju is a project that sees American designers re-making traditional Japanese monsters as collectibleContinue reading “MonsterMonsterMonster”
Now that I am older and wiser, I have seen anime like Laputa and Spirited Away and realised that don’t giant robots from the future are not integral to Japanese animation (technically, Laputa does have robots, but they’re sort of organic and…) Still, it was Ghost In The Shell that got me hooked on animeContinue reading “Super Brain Panic!”