Why I like Saigon

As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, my batteries are a little drained and I need a vacation. During this time, I’ve also been thinking about which country I would like to go to next. I was thinking Tokyo or somewhere on the west coast of the USA. However, as I was riding my motorbike […]

Random Irrelevance

There have been a few thoughts going through my head that do not deserve a full fledged post but I still wanted to write about. Some about Vietnam, and some about my experiences abroad in general. So I thought I’d combine them all in one post and get them out. The first deals with my […]

Trouble in Roppongi

Trouble in Roppongi By tok_matthew July 30th, 2005 @ 6:43 PM Life in Tokyo Every month I receive an update from the American Embassy about Visa info, security situations, etc. I usually never read it since the visa info doesn’t apply to me and the rest just tells us that the rest of the world is still […]

Climbing Mt. Fuji

Climbing Mt. Fuji By tok_matthew Perhaps one of the most exciting, yet least attempted things to do while visiting Japan is climbing Mt. Fuji. It is quite close to Tokyo and only takes about an hour and a half to the fifth station of Mt. Fuji by bus from Shinjuku Station. I attempted the climb and […]

Japanese Youth and Manners

Japanese Youth and Manners By tok_matthew June 3rd, 2005 @ 12:13 PM Life in Tokyo Everyone knows that the Japanese are the politest people on the face of the earth. I was completely amazed when walking into even a McDonalds in Japan and having the employees bow to me. In the trains I quickly learned to not […]