Capsule Hotel 101: Hacks & Etiquette

Thanks to the relaxed visa requirements enforced by Japan about two years ago, it has become easier and more convenient for Filipinos to enjoy Japan. The upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, slated for next year, has also seen a boom in new AirBnB’s, new hostels and new hotels being built — in fact, one thing…

MaotsuJun

Psssst….! In other news, Jun Matsumoto and Inoue Mao are said to be getting married. This, according to the wonderfully dirty, unreliable world of Japanese tabloids. Read all the dirt here Thing is — it’s really not an issue if Inoue Mao and MatsuJun end up hooking up and getting hitched. Imagine the happiness of…

Transform yourself into a Manga Character!

How’s this for a time-waster? Discovered ANA (All Nippon Airlines) Manganizer website and I am seriously hooked. I spent a big chunk of my time this evening just playing with the site. Plus, I wanted to know if I look like the perfect manga girl. My appropriated face is far from it — in fact,…

Mad Love

In honor of St. Valentine’s Day–where people dress in red and try to compete for candle-lit tables located in over-booked restaurants, serving over priced steak–I bring you this adorable albeit, obviously crazy way these hapless Japanese salarymen show their love to their wives. By shouting their messages of love stark raving mad in front of…

Minami Minegishi’s shaved head is just so wrong

I guess by now everyone knows what happened to AKB 48’s Minami Minegishi. Minami, one of the pioneer members of the leading Japanese girl was caught by a photographer Shukan Bunshun leaving the apartment of Generations member Alan Shirahama early in the morning. (SOURCE) Of course, the tabloid implied that Minami is having a relationship…

How NOT to sell a boy band: DRESS THEM LIKE FREAKING POPCORNS!

While writing the earlier post and searching the internet–I came across a picture so disturbing, so horrifying–I almost fell on my bed. This. I don’t know who to blame, but I want specifics. Is it that danged stylist again? Is it you, Johnny? Is it any of the boys? I want specifics because YOU DON’T…

Japan: Wanting you so bad, it hurts

Have you ever wanted something so bad, it hurts and it consumes your every waking hour? I do. And this is my damnation: I never knew how much I wanted to go to this country, until the time when my sister called me last night to tell me she was booking tickets to Tokyo. Her…

fashionably different

I will begin this post with a short update that yes, I managed to hurt myself again by just doing nothing. By doing nothing, I mean walking until ultimately having my index finger (on the left hand) sucked by the steel blades of our electric fan. Following another stint in the ER (barely two months…

Arashi is wild at heart….and with the glitter costume too!

Taking a break from the endless spazzing about the upcoming Seoul trip to give way to something of equal importance: ARASHI has released the full PV for “Wild at Heart” (SOURCE) Okay, I would just like to explain a few things about myself about this post because the last thing I need are rabid Arashi…