2 August 2007

Tweet Being a member of the Japan-America Society has it perks because I got an e-mail about a rare opportunity to see Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII (十八代目中村勘三郎) and Heisei Nakamura-za at the Warner Theatre in DC on July 26. I was so excited about going as I have never seen live kabuki. I was hoping to […]

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1 January 2007

Tweet Glenlivet, originally uploaded by artistique. 明けましておめでとうごさいます!Happy New Year some more!!!

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Kir Royal

1 January 2007

Tweet Kir Royal, originally uploaded by artistique. Happy New Year!!!!

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Maldito Amor @ Chi-Cha Lounge DC

22 December 2006

Tweet Maldito Amor @ Chi-Cha Lounge DC. Originally uploaded by artistique. Delish & spicy!!! Passionfruit cocktail with a slice of fresh jalapeño as garnish…

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Kingdom Hearts 2 and 大神 (Ōkami)

26 December 2005

Tweet Yeah, I can’t wait for next year’s releases of Kingdom Hearts 2 and Ōkami… :

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Densha Otoko (電車男)

26 October 2005

I found out about this purely by coincidental connections. It all started with Google…

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Ghost in the Shell

25 June 2005

Tweet Ghost in the Shell (1996) (Japanese title: Kôkaku kidôtai), based on Masamune Shirow’s manga, was beautifully executed and I watched it again this week in anticipation of watching Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) (Japanese title: Inosensu: Kôkaku kidôtai). Almost ten years later, Mamoru Oshii still excutes an beautifully stunning anime, taking full […]

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Hoover what?

4 June 2003

Tweet [google:Hooverphonic]. Interesting name for a musical group from Belgium. Even though I had seen the name floating around on the net for a while, I had actually first heard them in Chilé through a fellow Belgian, and my first impression was that I wasn’t impressed. Then I thought no more of it…

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The Wrong Boy

14 April 2003

Tweet Well, Monday it is again, and I got a book (UK import) from Amazon Canada over the weekend by Willy Russell (renowned English dramatist of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine).

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2 March 2003

Tweet I’ve been here since yesterday morning and Santiago is a very pleasant city. Chileans are very warm and welcoming and extremely relaxed. Last night’s cocktail after the ceremony was a lot of fun. I ended up having to switch languages quickly from conversation to conversation. I was tired enough from my flight to start […]

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