Reply to Comment on Tokyo Metblogs

— This post (albeit very long) is in reply to a comment left on my post (Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon) on Tokyo Metblogs. Reply to Carl’s Jr. Your reply sounds suspiciously like something my dad would say. I’m half tempted to try and trace the post and see if it doesn’t originate…… Continue reading Reply to Comment on Tokyo Metblogs

Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon

Life in Tokyo vs. Life in SaigonBy tok_matthewMay 22nd, 2005 @ 9:16 PM Life in TokyoI’m baaack!! Long time without a post here but I felt a little like an outsider since as most of you know I’m taking a hiatus from Tokyo life and living here in Saigon, Vietnam. But I have often had to explain…… Continue reading Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon

Controversy for the Whole Family

Controversy for the whole family!By tok_matthewJanuary 19th, 2005 @ 1:19 PM UncategorizedI just had a chat with someone we shall refer to as “the patriot,” which got me thinking about this subject. Most of us hard core ex-pats who truly try to integrate with the host culture often find ourselves in a complex situation. We have come…… Continue reading Controversy for the Whole Family

Tokyo – Racism in Japan

Racism in JapanBy tok_matthewJanuary 4th, 2005 @ 5:06 PM Law & Order, RacismIn today’s Japan times there is an article on page 13 entitled “Racism is bad business.” It addresses the issue of foreigners being barred entry to certain Japanese establishments and how this hurts international business in Japan. Over my 3 years in Japan I have seen…… Continue reading Tokyo – Racism in Japan

Tokyo – Back in Tokyo

Back in TokyoBy tok_matthewJanuary 1st, 2005 @ 12:00 PM EntertainmentI’m back in Tokyo for one week and it feels like a homecoming. I really missed this place and it’s good to be back.There wasn’t much culture shock like going to America and my first experience was interesting. I sat and chatted with a young American who came…… Continue reading Tokyo – Back in Tokyo

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

Saigon Stories – Vacationing in Saigon

Vacationing in SaigonBy tok_matthewDecember 4th, 2004 @ 2:10 AM EntertainmentAs most of you know I’m no longer geographically in Tokyo but now living in HCMC, Vietnam. I must say I get homesick for Tokyo and the order in that society. Here there is no order and is complete chaos everday. I read your entries about things that…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Vacationing in Saigon

Throw Away Your KDDI International Cards

Throw away your KDDI International telephone cards! By tok_matthew September 16th, 2004 @ 12:57 PM Uncategorized Being the computer nerd I am, I’m always looking for new and interesting programs to help me in my daily tasks. It is not often that I find one worth blogging to the world about but this program will be of…… Continue reading Throw Away Your KDDI International Cards