Archive for September, 2007

Victor Cha Victor Cha gave a talk at Columbia on the 26th in the President’s Room of Faculty House. His talk was a defense of the Bush administration policy. He was formerly Director of East Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and worked closely with Christopher Hill on North Korean negotiations and other Asian […]


Poem by my good friend Ms. Arisa Kubo (ありさ久保), also a member of Colette Columbirch ’06 5/20 ゴミ箱の隙間 抜け道 駆け足 汚れないように 覗く青と白 光の残像 複雑な理想をコラージュ頼りに 時を急ぐ それは何だったっけ? 結局何だったっけ? 愛情も欲情も感情もカタチになって転がってた つまずいた心に 降りそそぐ心 変えられないモノがそこにはあって 泣き笑う私に 降りそそぐ太陽 変わっているモノがあるのを知った Colette Columbirch Poster (by Robert Enders.) _________ ’06 5/20 A crack in the garbage can a way out rushing so as not to get stained […]


I got Kitano Takeshi`s Sonatine movie on DVD from Netflix. I was expecting it to be a new, but it’s actually an older film from 1993. The clothes and hair/make were from the late 80s or early 90s, and being able to date it after having lived through that era made me feel old. The […]


One of the lighter moments of Ahmadinejad’s empty speech was when he said there were no gays in Iran. People laughed at first, thinking he was joking, but when they realized he was serious the mood changed. Here’s why he said that: http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11274175.html Otherwise, the speech was pretty much what I expected it to be: […]


Iran’s Ahmadinejad. The news is abuzz with anticipation of Ahmadinejad’s speech today at Columbia. As a Columbia alum, I had very personal feelings towards hearing the news that Iran’s president Ahmadinejad would be speaking at Columbia. Some Democratic critics of the administration (I am a Democrat by the way) say that the US must talk […]


I was trying to find the ending theme song from Pee Wee’s Playhouse on the internet after, for some reason, recalling it today.  As a kid, I used to love watching the show on Saturday mornings, bouncing on the couch to the theme song.  I searched and searched for it, but couldn’t find it online […]


Interesting article on Reuters about remarks Giuliani gave in London, proposing an expansion of NATO not based on geography, but instead, “basic standards of good governance, military readiness (and) global responsibility.” The countries he recommended were, of course, staunch US allies and one or so potential, up-and-coming allies. They include Australia, India, Israel, Japan, and […]


On Saturday, I went with my friend O. to see art galleries in Chelsea. I particularly wanted to check out Kohei Yoshiyuki’s exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery. It featured nightime photos from the 1970s that he’d taken in Tokyo parks using infrared film to record the crazy sex acts that took place there. Although […]


I saw on Saturday at the 38th St., Herald Square Station, a group of people gathered around and watching a performance.  “I’m Bad” was playing in the background, and I looked, but couldn’t find the Michael Jackson impersonator anywhere.  Then I looked down and saw him.  He was a midget Michael Jackson, a mini-Michael.


Another report in a series about strange, beautiful, interesting events witnessed by your heroic author, on the subway of New York City.   On the trainride to work today, another sighting of the strange and weird. Also known as “why I love NYC”. I got on the G train and somewhere, maybe Metropolitan Ave., this […]