Friday, August 22, 2003


Blotto event at Milk. On the way to Ebisu got off at Shibuya and went to Subway. Delicious as usual. Saw Don and Tim DJ-ing. Kasumi also went, a rarity. She became very sleepy and we left part way through. We left a little after 1am, just before Jeff's live was about to start. I was disappointed because I wanted to see the live performance. Kasumi still had not eaten so we first tried to go to the Mos Burger in Ebisu but it was closed. We then went to Denny's at Kyu-Yamate and 246. It was nostalgic to go to that area again. Franna's still seems to be there, across the street.

Friday, August 01, 2003


Went to Kagawa-sensei's office in the morning. Got medication to help my coughing and phlegm in my lungs.

After that went to Sai Market. Hung out with Sugi-san and Takahashi-san, the Plannet Works duo. My mother-in-law sat with us. Particularly Sugi-san seems to really suck up to her. It was fine in the time we spent together, we had a lot of fun, but I can see it being one of those things that eventually really gets to me.

Went to Jonathan with Kasumi. Ate the wafu kinoko spaghetti.

Came home. Took bath for over 21 minutes, sitting through the first six songs (first half) of my Temptations CD. 39 degrees. It was toooo hot! I will set it back to 38 degrees tomorrow.

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Too sick for movie

Met Bob in Shinjuku in afternoon. Plan was to eat lunch then go see Charlie's Angels, but I was not feeling well. Flu and fever. We went for okonomi yaki. Ate a fair bit. Was feeling worse and worse as time goes on. Went home, really bad shape.

Monday, July 21, 2003

BBQ at Don's house

The Ichimuras, The Itos, Justin, Jeff and his girlfriend Noriko, Nick (DJ Muthafunka), Tim, this couple where the husband is a genki American guy working in a toy shop... Lots of fun. Nick took over the the BBQ duties and made some great stuff.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Day in Kamakura

What a terrific day. Left with Kasumi early for Kamakura. Met Kumiko Matsui. Then Fusa-sn arrived on her bicycle. We all rented bikes. Spent the day bicycling around with Matsui-san and Fusa-san. Checked out a small art gallery located off a dirt road in the hills. What a place for a gallery! Solo exhibition by a Korean woman artist. She is in her 60s and seems to have quite a feminist conciousness.

Then went past a bakery, bought some ham sandwiches and other breads. Went back to Fusa--san's shop. Hung out for a long time.

Saturday, July 19, 2003


Met Rogan and Haruka at Tsutaya 4th floor, magazine area. Went to JPop Cafe, drank some wine and ate some salads.

After that walked around for a while in Shibuya. Went to Comix, across the street from the Beam building. They sell old American DC and Marvel comics for only 100 yen! Some are 300 yen. I bought two Thor comics and two Hulk comics, all were 100 yen.

We then went to this okonomi yaki place. It was really good, and not expensive. It took a while to decide on it, because there was also this very tempting shabu-shabu place for 1500 yen all-you-can-eat. Haruka seemed really tilted towards the shabu-shabu, she wanted meat! Rogan seemed more inclined towards the okonomi yaki. Maybe he thought that if we go there he would be able to keep it to under 1000 yen.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003


Went to Una-something for dinner with Kasumi. Ate una-juu. Really good eel. Drank uulong-cha. Trying to stay away from alcohol for a while, after my Bobby’s Blunder (see previous post).

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Debauchery and drunkenness

Drank and ate with Yamana-san, her boyfriend (whose name I didn’t catch), and their friend Mori-san, who I rather liked. Really guzzled the beer and sake. After that, on the way home I went to Bobby’s Bar. Met a French fellow, Nicolas. Ordered a Guiness. During the time, also tippled a glass of Czech absinthe, and a shot of this really potent killer brew appropriately named Bobby’s special.

Was devastatingly drunk. Fell asleep at the bar. Awoke past 4am, then caught a cab home. Was a hungover wreck the next day.