Grab Your “Fukubukuro”! Here’s why I love Japan: it’s a country that kicks off the New Year by grabbing onto a “Fukubukuro” or two – also known as “lucky bags!” That’s right – it’s an annual tradition in Japan to… Read More ›
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“Catch And Kill!” True-Life #MeToo Thriller! Bravo Ronan Farrow On Incredible Story! More #MeToo Books As Well!
“In the end, the courage of women can’t be stamped out. And stories – the big ones, the true ones – can be caught but never killed.” Ready for an incredible, true-life spy thriller? Ronan Farrow lived it – and… Read More ›
Geishas Under Attack! Well this is a troubling story: classic Geishas, Japanese women who perform ancient traditions of art, dance and singing, and are distinctively characterized by their wearing of kimono and oshiroi makeup, are under attack. These legendary Geishas… Read More ›
Here’s An Eye-Opening Medical Study On Coffee! Drink Up! I love coffee. I have posted many stories about that love of coffee, and a new medical report confirms what we have all known: DRINK COFFEE AND LIVE FOREVER! Seriously, this… Read More ›
Sip On Some “Garlic Coke” – Wait – “What The Friday!?!?!?!?!” Here is why the internet is such a great place to live: everyday, someone sends me a photo, or a video, of something wild and wacky – and this… Read More ›
“Tokyo Vice”! A Gritty “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile” Trip To Japan’s Underworld! My Tokyo Police Encounter!
Welcome To Tokyo’s Underworld Thanks To The “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile”! As you know, I love Tokyo – so a penetrating book about Japan’s underworld was a must read for me – and this week’s “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile” has just the… Read More ›
Bubblegum Soda Anyone? Yes, it’s time for another “What The Friday?” This time, it was a flavor invasion of the most unusual sort. First, see what it says on the box? Well, that’s not even one of the flavors inside!… Read More ›