Category Archives: Pop Culture

More Japanese Oddities

Here are assorted pictures of funny posters, shops, and situations that didn’t fit neatly in the previous posts. Enjoy! First up, there’s a strange billboard for ‘Cream Quiz,’ a game show on TV Asahi. These guys have bingo boards on … Continue reading

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Akihabara Is A Scary Place

During my anime-loving phase in college, my dream was to fly to Japan and visit Akihabara Electric Town, the mecca of all things otaku. I would have given anything to visit Akiba. Now, I’ve seen Akiba with my own eyes. … Continue reading

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Dinner At D’Talipapa

The talipapa is the wet market. It’s an alley lined with fish vendors. You pick out some live seafood and they fry it for you. We went to the talipapa for dinner and it was amazing. We sat down at … Continue reading

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Boracay Beach Adventures

It’s not every day you come to Boracay and run into Academy Award winner Jeremy Renner. Anyway, he was sitting in the cabana behind my hotel and was gracious enough to let me take a picture with him. So far, … Continue reading

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John Stamos In Bangkok

The Haas South East Asia Trek is just full of surprises. After touring the grand palace and some temples, we ran into John Stamos (Uncle Jesse from Full House). At first, we weren’t sure it was him. The guy was … Continue reading

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