Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Kogyaru Moms?!

20Dec07

Typical gyarus in Shibuya. An interesting article in the Japan Times writes about what happens to kogyaru (or sometimes kogal) after the party ends– basically when they become mothers.  Not surprisingly, the picture isn’t pretty. If you’re wondering what a kogyaru is, see this Wikipedia article exhaustively discussing this interesting Japanese subculture.  You can also […]


CNN.com had this news video about a 5 year old boy who killed a 445lb. bear while hunting with his grandfather.  And no, not with his bare hands as I had hoped, but with, of course, a gun. Yeehaw!  Nothing says “fun” like killing animals with your grandson and teaching him to be a man…  […]


Muji in NYC!

29Nov07

Muji’s famous “cardboard” speakers. Japanese design superstore Muji, following in the footsteps of UNIQLO, finally opened its first US store in New York City, right on Broadway in Soho. Before you could only buy crappy and overpriced stationery in the basement of the Soho MOMA Design Store, and despite Muji having stores in other countries […]


No Impact Man

22Oct07

I found an interesting article here about NoImpactMan, or Mr. Beavan, who I first saw on Goodmorning America.  His reception on the program was snickering, when he was describing his lifestyle.  Mr. Beavan and his family are currently trying to live one year in Manhattan leaving as light an environmental impact as possible. This involved […]