Easy and Happiness

I made another pair of shoes. This time out of hemp. Here is the process.

rubber for the soles


my old roomate Aka had a housewarming party at her new apartment. I made white and red sangria.

the next day it was nice to wake up to my roomate's girlfriend making Nabe, a great hangover food

I switched rooms to my old roommates room where there is this gas heater. I hate using gas so i am nervous about using this thing. but i can't even smell that gas anymore so i guess those brain cells are dead now.

my roommate bought this magazine and i recommend it to anyone living in tokyo, its got some great stuff in there and its in english and japanese.

i saw my classmate drinking this so tried it and it was pretty yumm-ay

my Nigerian classmate "Lucky" and his random big bang hat.

This is Cho-san. at least that is her name in Japanese class. I sit next to her in class. Her self given english name is "Pinki", yes Pinki! hahahaha Chinese people have the most awesome self given english names. One of her mottos is "Easy and Happiness" hahahaha. She's 23, from Shanghai, graduated from college already, and is pretty cool compared to the rest of my Chinese classmates. and her english is off the hook.

Easy and Happiness - signed Pinki

My old classmate Benny goes to Keio university to study Japanese now. Today was their annual student festival thing so there were tons of people out including, middle school/highschool girls, real college students, kabuki cho hosts, grandpas and grandmas, the odd foreigner. The theme of the day was how most of the girls looked like jail bait and the only way to be sure is if they were wearing their middleschool uniform and skirt otherwise its pretty hard to tell. I guess i am just getting that old now. why does fake wrestling have to be one of the things that they have embraced today?

why do peruvian pan flute bands have to be embraced? don't they watch southpark and know that it is famously mocked as the shi!ttiest music on the planet earth?

ginko trees turning yellow

as with all student festivals there were lots of dance performances

a lecture hall. through out the school there were floors with various stuff going on inside. this was the building with live music.

this was screaming death metal, yes that girl was letting out banal death metal screams.

crappy beatles cover band

i have absolutely no idea wat was going on in this room.

there were random lecture halls where different rock bands were playing and there would be little groups of groupies. Man this would be so fun if i went to school here. The whole thing was an interesting sight to see.

This festival is famous for picking up people which i didn't see a lot of earlier but later on there were gauntlets of guys picking up girls. supposedly the girls are supposed to be into it at this festival, i guess cuz they are college students and stuff. anyway here are 2 chaps goin at it in Japanese style, hands on their knees, kneeling over trying their hardest to be assertive yet polite.