• Ottie posing by signage of The Filth and The Fury, Tokyo.
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    Tokyo: Shibuya Together

    It was day 5 in Tokyo, and Ottie and I opted to stay in the city for the rest of our trip in Japan. We parked our luggage in a train station locker and spent a day lazily exploring the less-touristy spots in Shibuya. But mostly I just took photos of Ottie goofing around. Oh hey, we took the less-traveled road out of Meiji Shrine: We liked how the construction tarp showed the original facade. That was a very nice touch. Here’s a picture that shows our luggage for the ten days that we spent in Japan – Ottie brought his backpack and duffle, while I brought my carry-on roller…

  • Boku no Hero Academia at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.
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    Tokyo: Anime Japan 2017

    Ottie and I woke to a frigid, dreary landscape as the skies steadily dispensed rain for the entire day. Having to weather both wet and cold was the perfect recipe for misery, but I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from visiting Anime Japan! I’d already bought tickets online via DMM.e for ¥2,016 (about SGD $14) per person weeks ago. Meanwhile our accommodations weren’t even settled for the rest of the trip – yay priorities. Tokyo Big Sight is a pretty iconic-looking convention centre. It was fun exploring new anime as well as checking up on the evergreens, even though I’ve not been on the up and up in…

  • Chef Kyohei demonstrating how to extract the snail out of its shell in Makoto Sushi.
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    Tokyo: Makoto Sushi

    Wow it’s been more than a week since my last post! I wish I could say that I’ve been too busy with a nightlife, but what really happened is that I just want to veg out when I get home nowadays. It’s been a tiring few months and it probably doesn’t help that I’m thinking of moving this space onto a new direction for next year. So many things, so little time. Anyway, I’m coming back to writing about my Tokyo trip from March. Ottie and I visited Shinjuku for a shopping errand that didn’t pan out, as we’d arrived too late in the evening. Unfazed, we searched Google Maps…