Fortune Favors the Bold! [Photo-Dump]

In my previous photo-dump I mentioned that I had gone to Meteora. Well, the plot is a little thicker than that. The first day I got to the town just outside of Meteora in the blazing heat of noon. The hostel matron told me I would be a fool to go up to the monastaries…

I did a tourism! [Photo-Dump]

Ok. I don’t know what was harder – four months of employment quarantine, or one month of self-employment. But after the both of those back to back, I need a vacation. So I took one. I went to the monasteries of Meteora in northern Greece. Fantastic place! More photos – and anecdotes – to follow…

Sad Birthday Post

It’s my birthday. Today pretty much, as you are reading this. Not fourth months ago when I wrote the post you’ll read next week. But actually today. I am not reckoning for a great birthday this year. I have had a birthday tradition that I have followed for the better part of the past fifteen…

Apologia for a Vice, part two

I was a smoker for many years. Emotions about this are mixed. If I knew with certainty that tobacco would never negatively impact my life, I would run to the nearest shop to buy some. Alas, that isn’t the world we live in. I elect not smoke in the hopes of improving my quality of…

Taiwanese Contemporary Art Museum [Photo Dump]

I happen to love weirdo contemporary art. So I took a ton of photos at this particular museum. It was pretty much the only museum where I did take any photos. The exhibit they had was weird, but not entirely unpleasant.  

Robot Show! [Photo-Dump]

What, did you really think I was going to talk about a Robot show and not provide pictures? Ha!

Ultimately, a return

I left Tokyo and boarded a plane. The reluctance was not just my massive cowardice regarding flying, but an unjustified fear that nothing good could come of going back. But at this point I was committed to going back whatever came, and so I got on the plane and headed back to the US. But not to…

My night with the millennial and an Apologia for a vice.

Before leaving Hangzhou my flatmate and friend gave me a little envelope of goodies as a parting gift. It was just an assortment of things useful for my time in Tokyo. Among them was a coupon for a ticket to see the Robot Show. After the preliminary rounds of ‘what the fuck is that’, he…

Tokyo – a joy to walk about in

As far as good blogging is concerned, my trip to tokyo could be considered a massive fucking failure. I barely went to any museums, I barely went to any bars (somewhat by design) and I barely saw any landmarks whatsoever. I did however not encounter a meal I didn’t like while I was there (gastronomical…