Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cycling Tokyo’s Gourmet Snack Track Trail…In One Day!

The idea of this came up back in May when I was discussing my ‘ten shrines of Tokyo‘ bicycle tour with Asif but it took until October 19th for it to finally take off as we could never find a … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Tackling Takao From The Bottom

Since climbing Mount Fuji five years ago I have had the idea in mind to climb the 3776m mountain from the very bottom rather than the fifth station which is located about half way up. However, with a limited climbing … Continue reading

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TF Interview…..With Author Tim Andrewartha

When he’s not eating pickled plums, grooming his sideburns or teaching the future perfect continuous Tim Andrewartha is a Tokyo-based writer who had his first novel ‘Vitality‘ published earlier this year. TF caught up with the man we call Tim Andrewauthor … Continue reading

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A New Addition To The Family #4 – Sioned

Sioned Poppy Evans was born on the 13th November at 5.27am (Melbourne time) weighing in at 8Ib4. Congratulations to my eldest sister Ruth and her husband Carl for their third child and below are a handful of pictures taken with … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Croc-ing Out At A Cameroon Restaurant

It’s fair to say that I have been to a wide range of international restaurants in Tokyo recently. Of course there are many, many French, Indian, Italian, Thai, Spanish restaurants among other popular ones but I have been seeking out … Continue reading

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New York Filming Locations: Black Swan (2010)

‘Black Swan‘ won many accolades and even though its not my usual type of film I do sometimes make an effort to watch these hyped-up Hollywood award-winning films. The fact that Queen Amidala/Padme (Natalie Portman) from the Star Wars prequels was in … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain No Reservations: Japan Cook It Raw

After nine seasons, one of my favourite shows came to an end this week with the final episode taking place in Brooklyn but my review is of an episode which aired way back in May. I didn’t actually watch it … Continue reading

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Music Videos Filmed In Japan #2 DJ Fresh – ‘The Feeling’ (2012)

As someone who has never really watched music video television it’s not exactly easy to know about what has been filmed here in Tokyo and it was, by pure chance, that I came to know that this recent single (released … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Yemen Coffee In Tokyo But No Salmon!

Watching Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and co in ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen‘ on my flight to the USA in August made quite an impression on me though that was more to do with the idea, the scenery and the … Continue reading

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A Spook-tacular Halloween (2012)

Following on from the previous nights Halloween party in Ebisu I had to be up early to do a couple of kids Halloween Parties in Hibarigaoka with colleague and friend Lai-Keun. Last year we did a shattering three parties pretty … Continue reading

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