Tokyo – Nightlife in Tokyo

However, I’ve found that most of the best places are not advertised in the foreigner media and are only discovered by word of mouth. Everytime I look at Metropolis I see a million ads for small dirty bars which while posessing their own small campus bar charm are not up to par for a city like Tokyo. When I first arrived and asked the Japanese where to go

My Move from Tokyo to Saigon – 10.11.2004

Hello from Saigon! As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks due to a crossroads in my life. One one hand I was offered a position at a trading company in Tokyo and on the other, I’ve been invited to interview with a few companies here in Saigon.…… Continue reading My Move from Tokyo to Saigon – 10.11.2004

Tokyo – 英会話について。。

英会話について。。。By tok_matthewSeptember 16th, 2004 @ 12:29 PM Uncategorized Ah, the 英会話 (Eikaiwa = English Conversation School). Their bright neon signs decorate buildings from the major centers of Shinjyuku and Ikebukuro to the smallest countryside town. The ubiquitous English language school has served as the entry point into Japan for foreigners innumerable. Sometimes loved, sometimes detested by those…… Continue reading Tokyo – 英会話について。。

Tokyo – Gaijin Complex

Gaijin ComplexBy tok_matthewSeptember 15th, 2004 @ 12:10 PM UncategorizedWhen I first came to Japan I lived out in Saitama along the Tobu Tojo line somewhere between Shiki and Kawagoe. Out there in the “country” it’s often rare to see an unknown gaijin (since we all taught for Nova) and if you should happen to see one it…… Continue reading Tokyo – Gaijin Complex

Tokyo – First Post in Tokyo Metblogs

By tok_matthewSeptember 13th, 2004 @ 11:56 PM UncategorizedHello Everyone. Is this the first post in the blog? Anyway, here in Mejiro we finally had our neighborhood festival and I thought I would share a picture which is below.Also, can anyone explain to me why so many otherwise sweet looking young Japanese girls are now sporting monstrous tatoos!??…… Continue reading Tokyo – First Post in Tokyo Metblogs

E-mail to Sarita 9.8.2004

Dearest Sarita, Congratulations on the engagement!  I’m extremely happy for you and wish you the best.  Please be certain to send me your address around the wedding date so I can send you a nice little exotic present from Asia.   I always enjoy hearing from you and reading your insightful e-mails.  You are the only friend…… Continue reading E-mail to Sarita 9.8.2004