2014-12-10

Random Japan Phone Snaps #5 ランダム携帯で撮った写真

Sometimes I snap things with my phone that I only ever use once or intend to use in the future but never do. They gradually build up till I drag them all off my phone into a dump folder, where would usually spend the rest of their digital eternities...

Until now.


Enjoy these random images of random times in random Japan.
  


          





  



2014-12-07

Tokyo Protesters March in Solidarity with the US - #TOKYO4FERGUSON



On December 6th the African American Youth Travel Program (AAYTP) organised a protest against police brutality, racism and injustice in solidarity with the protests in the US and around the world.

#MikeBrown #EricGarner #Tokyo4Fergusnon #EnoughIsEnough #ICantBreathe #HandsUpDontShoot

2014-12-01

CASIO Excursion Tests New EXILIM EX-FR10 Action Cam & PRO-TREK Watch (AkihabaraNews.com)




Media dudes are climbing a mountain.
Why are they climbing a mountain?
Media dudes are climbing a mountain.
Why are they climbing a mountain?
On Monday the 29th of September, CASIO held their first ever media retreat to give the who’s who of Japanese-language tech publications and a jumped-up hooligan from AkihabaraNews the lowdown on their new modular EXILIM EX-FR10 action camera and PRO-TREK PRW-3000 series watches. It was a two day affair in the northern Japanese Alps where we essentially got to hang out with the dudes and dudettes in charge of developing and marketing the aforementioned products, learn about the features, and shoot the shizzle with them, all in an environment that they envision the products mainly being used in. Of the 8 or 9 websites and magazines who were representing, ours was the only one that caters to an audience beyond these islands. Why any of the others would have passed on a trip like this is beyond me, because essentially it was an all-expenses-paid mountain vacation for camera nerds.

Read the rest at AkihabaraNews.com 

Got some really good photos in there too

2014-11-30

Fukuoka (Hakata) Ramen - Mamenya (満麺屋) - It's Not Sushi



Join me as I degust on the best Hakata style Tonkotsu Ramen I've ever had. Mamenya in Fukuoka, the home of Hakata style ramen is a must for any ramen fan. It's beyond epic.

2014-11-28

Grind Chaos #5 2014/11/29 Upcoming event


click here to go to the event page.

【VENUE】
新宿MARZ

OPEN/START 24:00


CHARGE 予約¥3,000/当日¥3,500

※予約メール grind.chaos@gmail.com

【BAND】

流血ブリザード

O.G.D.(ORGASM GRIND DISRUPTION)


猿轡


and more...


【スペシャルパフォーマンス】


THE HOOKERS (サスペンションチーム)



【DJ】

Coakira(AKIRADEATH /CustomMummy)

千尋 (TOKYO DARK CASTLE)


YUKIO (BAR-PSY-)


ITO CH@N (Grind Chaos)


モチヅキマサル(FOXPILL CULT)




Why am I punting this event? because the organizer is a mate and he asked nicely... and I'm going.

2014-11-25

Sony α7 Ⅱ (Alpha 7 2) Part Two: The Beautiful Lovechild of Sony's α7 and Olympus' OMD-EM1 (AkihabaraNews.com)


My take on Sony's latest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera announcement.

OH YEEEEAH!
The Sony α7 Ⅱ (Alpha 7 Mark 2) has been announced (official vid embedded below), and it’s generating a buzz like no Sony interchangeable lense camera, possibly any Sony stills camera, ever has.
In part, this is due how well they managed to keep it under the radar. With the new stacked sensor announcement and the rumor mill’s fixation on the supposed ‘Pro’ full-frame E-mount that apparently is coming early next year, we were effectively blindsided by the α7 Ⅱ. 
The other big thing, for me at least, is the significance of this camera’s spec list with regards to the inevitable release of the α7R Ⅱ and the α7S Ⅱ sometime over the course of next year, because, as with the original α7, it is the base upon which the next camera I’m likely to buy will be built.
But back to the α7 Ⅱ…

Read the Rest on AkihabaraNews.com


2014-11-24

Kyoto, Autumn, Slipknot & more... | 7 Days, 7 Minutes (2014-11-10)



MUSIC: 者の形 by MannyMarx
00:00 MONDAY Autumn Colours
01:00 TUESDAY Kiyomizu-dera
02:00 WEDNESDAY Gion
03:00 THURSDAY Shinjuku shakey cam
04:00 FRIDAY Shibuya shakey cam
05:00 notSATURDAY Knotfest
06:00 SUNDAY Jump The Fuck Up!


Kiyomizu-dera

Gion

Shinjuku Station East Exit

Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Makuhari Messe