Monday, January 22, 2018

November, December, January 2017 - 2018

明けましておめでとう。

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Happy New Years. Japan Bash will be back in the swing of things someday in the future.

Monday, November 13, 2017

October, 2017

This Year, Halloween Fell on a Weekday

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Buy my new book if you want!

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Halloween in Shibuya is nuts.

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A mince mix of usual and unusual.

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I don't head over to Shibuya much these days.

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Headed to Bali for a week.

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My only advice is to download the app GO-JEK. It's Uber for Indonesia, and it takes out the factor of rip-off taxis everywhere.

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That, or just rent a scooter for a couple bucks a day.

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The volcano is supposed to blow any day, though, so you might not be heading there any time soon.

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Back in Tokyo . . .

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I'm not supposed to post the below photo, but no one reads this site anyways.

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R.I.P. Hugh Hefner. I was lucky to work at the Playboy mansion back some 20 years ago when I live in Los Angeles. And I was lucky to work for the Japanese publication, Weekly Playboy, out here.

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Kind of a liquid-heavy month.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

September, 2017

The Ninth Month

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A recap of the month.

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That's Oshima, just south of Tokyo, on the way to Nishima.

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Nishima was, according to legend, a weekend getaway for everyone in the 80s. A ferry ride from Shimoda or a plane from Chofu, thousands flocked here on the weekends. Now it is dead, and you'll have the whole beach to yourself.

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Kind of a trek, so you'd best have your friend fly you in a private plane for the day.

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What an adventure, though I don't fit in the front seat of this Cessna without my knees blocking the controls.

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Didn't make it to Detroit, just the next best thing.

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Made it to Kyushu for some food, though.

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If you follow my Instagram you can see all the stuff I ate:

https://www.instagram.com/ramenadventures/

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There was a lot of ramen.

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O hai!

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Rode this amazing train!

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Finally. Actually, there is no hype around it anymore, and you should have no problem getting a seat.

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O hai!

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Thank you Niigata!

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What's Niigata, you ask?

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Don't know, but it's a fun spot to visit.

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The new computer. I asked a friend who works in tech if he had any spare video cards lying around that he could give me. Talk about a hookup! Nerds, I am fully aware that my power supply isn't ideal for a GeForce Titan GTX.

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Cork dork?

Ramen dork?

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Friday, September 08, 2017

August, 2017

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If you are in Japan, try out the September limited bowl at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi. There are 250 shops around the country. Be sure to post on social media. This shop does a monthly special, and each one is promoted by some TV celeb, ramen shop, or local ramen nerd. The dream is to have this be a regular thing.

This one will be around until late November.

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Gold-plated kakigori is definitely not a regular thing.

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So many ramen shirts that I don't wear.

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Emoji menu from Gaggan x Den. Fun.

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As always, August is spent out of Tokyo with the youth of Japan.

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Not those youth.

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But there is plenty to celebrate about these days.

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Like some bomb eggs.

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Or just whatever.

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