Tag: Japan

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Bentenya at Hyper Japan

https://youtu.be/uXckDRSnRw4 A quick video from last night's visit to Hyper Japan in London. Bentenya were really good fun and very friendly too. They gathered quite a crowd and were a big change from some of the more sedate traditional Japanese song and dance that had been performed up until then. I would have stayed to ...

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Ringo Sheena: more please!

I've spent all my spare time this week listening to Ringo Sheena courtesy of Apple Music. Apple Music is just perfect for this kind of music discovery and they have quite a few of her tracks available. Check out the video above for a great example of her style. After a week of inhaling her music and ...

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Joining the Midori gang

I think it's fair to say, I went a bit mad buying stationery while in Japan. I had one big item on my list: a Midori Traveler's Notebook. Once I'd got that, courtesy of Tokyu Hands in Hiroshima, I spent far too much time picking up various inserts for the notebook, as well as stickers, ...

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2014: My Year in Review

So, the end of another year. While I'm not a huge fan of celebrating New Year's Eve - people do tend to go over the top in making rash life-changing promises, while others get quite maudlin - I do find it useful to look back over the year and reflect on what I've really enjoyed ...

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iPhone anticipation

This is a familiar tale. A very familiar tale to anyone who knows me or has been reading this blog for more than a year. A new iPhone was due to be launched (two, in fact!) and as a result (no free will here, folks!) I expended a serious amount of concentration staying up into ...

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2013: Things what I have liked and enjoyed and such…

After that last epic post, some other assorted FAQs regarding 2013. Now I don't hold myself up as an arbiter of taste, but I do enjoy reading about what other people have enjoyed - so maybe you'll find something interesting in this list... Favourite film of 2013: That would have to be a tie between ...

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2013…My year in review

Like many, many other bloggers (and normal people) around the world, I'm using this strange between-holidays time to think about what the new year will bring. But also to reflect on 2013. Any recollection can be incomplete and/or subject to misremembering. Or just blatant fiction-writing. So please excuse any of the former, while I try ...

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Review: The Wolverine

I went to see "The Wolverine" this afternoon, the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". If you want the really quick review, I'd say it was an improvement over "Origins", is pretty slick but a little long and over-complicated. It has several things going for it: We get to see more of Wolverine's past, this time ...