Sunday, 1 December 2013

Skate Or Die

30 years later, I still have my Skull Skates deck with me. I remember my dad driving me all the way into the city to PD's Hot Shop on Oak St. to get this. Thanks Dad!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Died Young, Stayed Pretty

I found this wounded butterfly on the ground near Ebisu station.

Friday, 4 October 2013

1:1 Gundam

Also out in Odaiba, in front of the DiverCity Tokyo shopping mall, stands a life-sized 18 meter (6 storey high) Gundam robot. As a kid having grown up watching Gundam, seeing a 'real' one made me geek out a bit. The attention to detail is impressive, and daydreaming like a little boy again about these giant robots flying around defending the Earth seemed pretty rad.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Skyline GT-R

My brother and I went out to Odaiba to check out Toyota Mega Web, a huge complex which includes a showcase of the latest and future Toyota designs, a motion simulator in the 'Mega Theater', and 'Ride One', which lets licensed drivers test drive one of the latest Toyota cars of your choice on a 1.3km course. There is also a 'History Garage', showcasing a beautiful collection of classic cars, not only Toyota. This is a super crisp looking 1970 Toyota Skyline GT-R.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Mission Control

The most advanced toilet control panel I've ever seen. And this is in a public washroom! There is even a button to play music or the sounds of birds chirping beside a river, to mask the sounds of you doing your bizness.. Even the toilet roll dispenser is well thought out, maximizing space by creating a small table to put your phone, keys, lines of blow, what have you..

Monday, 30 September 2013

Happy Beef Life..

I have to say, my beef life was pretty happy at this yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant. They don't beat around the bush. You know exactly what you're getting when you come here.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Rattan To Go!

This rattan chair stacking talent is, in and of itself, a pretty impressive display. However, it's nowhere near the awesomeness of this iconic Malacca Rattan furniture commercial that was an important part of my childhood. If you grew up in Vancouver, B.C. in the 80's, you will definitely remember this. Catchiest jingle ever. "It's Malacca for the money. Wicker for the show. Fabrics to get ready baby. Rattan, to go!" See, I already can't stop singing it!