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After Hours First Thursday Event – Compound Gallery


I totally forgot to take pictures most of the time since I’m not use to these sort of functions.

But, I managed to borrow some over from the Compound thanks to Risa.

After Hours
After Hours
Somewhere on this wall lies the nerdiest spectacle picture of me (not pictured btw)
Somewhere on this wall lies the nerdiest spectacle picture of me (not pictured btw)

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Arian's alien
Arian’s alien

Curator Matt and Katsu
Curator Matt and Katsu

Sam describing his workSam Brosnan describing his work

some girl
some girl

here she is again
here she is again

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22641_1296581811402_1136064910_30939606_1423803_nPictures courtesy of Compound Gallery. See more here

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Jordy demonstrating her platypus powers while Zach appreciates the small things in life.

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we found this in his shirt.

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Sue checking it out

Sue checking it out

IMG_0596Shawna, Eliot and sister Thuy-Linh (that is her full name, please)

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Brian
Brian

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Kyoto-Osaka-ZAnPon W07

The Happiest



Time has been kind to me,


anticipating for something great.


Tonight I will eat


many delicious things


in good company.


Sorry it went cold, I’m a silly girl with a camera


that likes the simple things


in the ordinary


and not-so-ordinary.


But the last train will leave soon


before the night can finish.


but between here and there is better than either here or there.


i’m flattered


of how you took care of me


the entire night in the cold, coughing


happily forced medicine, stubborn me


and opening your wallet too many times


while i talked equally too much


in my broken japanese.


i couldn’t look at you straight in the eye


saw a lot of feet


but shared admiration


made me forget


and through my camera I can look


and capture


everything in front of me.

gamecenter shibuya, lovehotel kabukicho 1/14/08

gamecenter shibuya, lovehotel kabukicho
getting nanpa’d

Nanpa tends to occur on busy streets and other lively public places. Young men stand at the edge of the street and watch passing women. When a woman strikes a man’s fancy, he typically invites her to a cafe or karaoke bar. The evening may finish with a visit to a love hotel, or at least the promise for a second rendezvous. Although it is rare in practice, nanpa is socially acceptable in Japan, and tolerated as a natural youthful indiscretion.

They stand in front of yakiniku joints, because I guess girls like good, thinly sliced meat. Other times it’s just girls idling around in front of the place they want to go to, hoping a guy is willing to open his wallet for them. Sometimes they just cut right to the chase and ask a girl (last time me), “Labu hoteru iku?” which is “you wanna go to a love hotel?” Best way to avoid this is to speak in english, and your hands off, most of the time.

It’s rare for a girl to walk around Shibuya by herself, let alone travel alone in Japan. In one hour I had five guys come up to me, 3 Japanese and 2 foreigners. One ask if I wanted candy and nudged a lollipop toward me.


2007, 2008

2007 2008
Happy New Years!


New Years I will:
1. stay up this year
2. dance in a dress (caved in and bought)
3. drunken, not-so-drunken cab call?

4. make it to the airport by 5 am next morning for japan
5. get a goodnight’s sleep in seat 41A

New Camera – 12/9/07

This is the attempt to move past content from a previous site to my new, current site. Please note that these are pre-dated entries and are labeled as such in the title. :)

Asakusa, Tokyo W07

akemashite omedetou, asakusa p.1


hungry cute kid series


creepy dog series


tied fortune awaits

could be good, very good, regular or bad


if you don’t like your (bad) fortune, tying it back would disperse it


mine… eh


cleanse your hands before you enter

akemashite omedetou, asakusa pt.2

Osaka W07

To Osaka


The Happiest



Time has been kind to me,


anticipating for something great.


Tonight I will eat


many delicious things


in good company.


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Sorry it went cold, I’m a silly girl with a camera


that likes the simple things


in the ordinary


and not-so-ordinary.


But the last train will leave soon


before the night can finish.


but between here and there is better than either here or there.


i’m flattered


of how you took care of me


the entire night in the cold, coughing


happily forced medicine, stubborn me


and opening your wallet too many times


while i talked equally too much


in my broken japanese.


i couldn’t look at you straight in the eye


saw a lot of feet


but shared admiration


made me forget


and through my camera I can look


and capture


everything in front of me.