Please Help Donate for Japan

Please Help Donate for Japan

Ever since the earthquake and tsunami and Japan, I’ve been keeping in touch with my friend, Kyoko san in Japan via email. I just wanted to post an excerpt of one of her emails here… …well as the time passes, we see more worrying facts, appalling...
Random Memories of Nara

Random Memories of Nara

While I was in Nara, I remember the innkeeper asking me to place a pin on the map for where I was from. I placed one pin on Singapore. And one on Indore. Later we went upstairs and smoked together. I smoked Cabin Roasts. She rolled her own cigarettes. We talked about...
Gong Xi Fa Cai

Gong Xi Fa Cai

The tiger year begins. I chew gum and resist the urge to run to a 7-11. To buy smokes. I check my mailbox impatiently. Often thrice a day. I read more Murakami. And remember that cold rainy afternoon in Takayama, when I crept into that cozy little cafe across the road...
Japan: Day 1

Japan: Day 1

Today in a nutshell: 1. Visited senso-ji temple. 2. Went to akihabara. 3. Got lost in akihabara. Like literally. 4. Saw loads of anime related stuff. Will go again at the end of my trip. 5. Saw a LOT of porn being sold. Like 7 storeys of it at one place. 6. Bought...
Lost in transit

Lost in transit

Last night, 7 hours before my flight and 5 hours before leaving for the airport, I watched Lost in Translation for what seems to be the 4th time. A few scenes stuck out when I watched it: Bob Harris’s reaction at waking up in the cab in Tokyo, Charolette leaning...