Tokyo — Actually, they miss everything. The other day, I realized on the Sobu Line that the clouds were beautiful. But I was the only one who was looking up. Baudelaire, a French poet of “flaneur,” writes about “The Stranger” who hates everything but clouds “up there…up there (la-bas… la-bas),” the ultimate form of freedom. As a flaneur, it is said that Baudelaire walked around the city all day and a...
新宿区 — Christophe, my friend from Paris, was in the city. After dinner, we visited “Shinjuku Golden Gai” to find a bar where Chris Marker used to hang out. Years ago, Christophe and I became friends through ...
Tokyo — The building manager will start repairing and repainting the external wall this coming Tuesday. The work will last until the mid December. I had no choice but transferred all the plants to my parents’...
San francisco — Every motel room looks identical because it is disconnected from time, history. By staying at motel, you can suspend your obligation. You can even buy some time. You can disguise your identity, be ano...
There is a collection of stories in them. Stories of things we know nothing and which know nothing of us.
Should I stay?Or should I go?Seven years in Asia takes its toll...
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Heritage Walk down the lane of 100 temples and other interesting sights!
#Taiwan Journal 1: Sunflowers and Barricades
We were paying homage to Chris Marker (1921-2012), a reclusive filmmaker, in Shinjuku Golden Gai.
Esta Noche in San Francisco closed. It would be easy to lament the prevailing gentrification. Instead, I offer a brief eulogy.
Nowadays, everyone is looking down, checking out their iPhones. I guess they don't want to miss anything.
An upward spiral without an exit, do we traverse higher only to be forced back down?
A Stranger Avoidance.
Getting started at Shibaura House
It is still, dark.
All alone in the office...
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When you can have this whole space (and food and drinks) for yourself...
Working Class Hero.
Early Christmas comes to Tokyo.
Finished work rather late...OMFN: Oh My Friday Night ( ￣▽￣)
Having to pass a bread cafe on the way the gym is not a good idea...
Waiting, this time for the bus. .....or my prince charming lol
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Waiting in line for 'beautification'
Teaching keeps you learning
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First steps towards narrative mapping at the City Tales workshop, Shibaura House
It's dark outside.
Like a theater stage - Shibaura House.
I just got instruction from Chris how say hi works!
Workhop note, yellow page, color pen, feeling happy ( ＾∀＾)
Preparing for City Tales at Shibaura House.
Me & James F.
I love motels. Any kinds. Motels provide shelters for those who want to hide, hide from family and friends.
I had to clear the balcony garden this afternoon. It is rather depressing to see it deserted.
The Pink Peach
The man dances alone