Monthly Archives: August 2011

Summer Lovin’ Festival Gyaru

I love summer, I love yukata, and I love gyaru. What’s not to love? This is my entry for this month’s Japan Blog Matsuri! Today is the last day, have you entered yet?

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Happy Engrish Friday! (NSFW)

Happy Friday! Posting a bit earlier than usual, but it’s Friday here in Japan, and on the likely chance that I won’t want to be anywhere near a computer come Friday evening, I decided to go ahead and share this … Continue reading

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Omiyage Diaries: Dog Poo Cookies

Summer vacation is winding down, and coworkers are coming back from their trips to  exotic and exciting locations. Some travel abroad, some stay closer to home, but almost everyone brings back

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The Many Faces of ぐんまちゃん — Tsumagoi

This week’s installment in The Many Faces of Gunma-chan reminds me of a Rorschach test. Though there is an actual interpretation and meaning behind this visual salad of an image, I think that the possibilities are potentially endless! Personally, it … Continue reading

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Generation Gap, A Musical Activity in Three Steps

Step 1 Watch this video from K-Pop girl group 少女時代 or Shōjo Jidai. Just the first 45 seconds is

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Salt Caramel Chip Chop: A Taste Disaster

On my lunch break yesterday I stopped by a convenience store, and a new package of Chip!Chop caught my eye. I’d just posted about the catchy yet creepy commercial, and I figured I might as well try the actual product. … Continue reading

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Happy Engrish Friday! Awkkkward…

This sign is right near our apartment, and it wasn’t until recently that I realized that Power Ranger looking figures were, in fact, the KKK Rangers. Obviously it doesn’t mean the same thing here, and might not even mean much … Continue reading

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Nyan-Cat Tattoos, Part II

Recently I posted a picture of a Nyan-Cat Tattoo. Well, it turns out there’s more where that came from!

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What is this I don’t even…Chip!Chop

I could tell you that this is Matsu, one of the members of Super Mega Badboy Boyband EXILE. I could tell you that his hair and costume is referring to Osomatsu-kun, the title character of the iconic, long-running manga turned … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones — The Japanese Covers

So, if you’re anything like us or our friends, you’ve probably been devouring the Song of  Ice and Fire series recently, or have long since finished them. After Game of Thrones was made into an HBO show earlier this year, … Continue reading

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