April 14, 2014

I obviously love konbini food and milk tea while I was in Japan. Also the coffee at Streamer Coffee Company in Harajuku, the ice-cream at Tokyo DisneySea and the big hot takoyaki at Shibuya!

June 26, 2013


Kotonoha no Niwa - animation background vs photos of the same places - by CoMix Wave Studio.

it’s no secret that CoMix Wave Studio do their backgrounds by referencing photos extremely closely. I remember seeing a step-by-step how-to in their “5 Centimeters per second” book. so this time they released some photos for us to look at as well :). 

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May 15, 2013

The Life of Oharu (dir. Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952) // Spirited Away (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

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March 28, 2013


ヒロミックス HIROMIX, 1998

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May 12, 2012


Starbucks in Fukuoka by Kengo Kuma

March 3, 2012


I watch the sky and imagine what patterns the clouds and stars will make on my film.

I watch the water, the leaves on the trees, passing cars, changing shadows, smoke from chimneys, whatever is around. Wind, rain, mist, etc., all have effects on the eventual image.

We live pretty fast-paced lives so it is a luxury to be able to slow down and better appreciate some of the more subtle effects of nature that we can so easily miss or take for granted.

Michael Kenna. See more of his photos from Hokkaido, Japan.

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September 29, 2011
ohai, internet: Did you know that the Japanese Shinkansen train was late for a total of 0.6 seconds in 2010?


In 2004, due to typhoons, the Shinkansen total annual delays were 42 seconds. It was a disgrace to Japan. (source)

If a train were to be late for 5 minutes, everyone receives a free journey and an apology from the conductor. If a train is delayed 10 minutes, it…

Komuter (train) in Malaysia has the habit for delay for every 15 minutes. Each 15 minutes pass, they’ll announced another 15 minutes of delay. Usually they fancy up to 45 minutes to 60 minutes of delay.

Malaysian efficiency. 

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September 6, 2011

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June 25, 2011
Did you know that in Japan there are 3 ways to say “I love you”?

You say “Daisuki” for friends and guys you like, you say “Aishiteru” for a more serious relationship and you say “Koishiteru” to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. And they follow this rule. That is one of the things I admire about them. They didn’t make “I love you” lose its meaning like us.

With her, we didn’t say love. We say, we miss each other.

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March 13, 2011


Maru in “survival module next to disaster backpack”. So cute and poignant at the same time.



Maru in “survival module next to disaster backpack”. So cute and poignant at the same time.

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