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

Vacationing in Saigon

Vacationing in Saigon By tok_matthew December 4th, 2004 @ 2:10 AM Entertainment As 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 […]

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 […]

英会話について。。

英会話について。。。 By tok_matthew September 16th, 2004 @ 12:29 PM Uncategorized Ah, the 英会話 (Eikaiwa = English Conversation School). Their bright neon signs decorate buildings from the major centers of Shinjyuku and Ikebukuro to the smallest countryside town. The ubiquitous English language school has served as the entry point into Japan for foreigners innumerable. Sometimes loved, sometimes detested […]

Gaijin Complex

Gaijin Complex By tok_matthew September 15th, 2004 @ 12:10 PM Uncategorized When I first came to Japan I lived out in Saitama along the Tobu Tojo line somewhere between Shiki and Kawagoe. Out there in the “country” it’s often rare to see an unknown gaijin (since we all taught for Nova) and if you should happen to […]