Explore: Yoyogi Park

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Despite all the times I’ve been to Japan, I’ve actually never been to Yoyogi Park until this trip. I have this one side of me that’s completely all about the city, and then there’s this other side that’s likes to meditate in nature and zone out.

So this is a little post dedicated to that nature freak in me. The side that likes to take photos of trees, moss, and chill with ravens.

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Read: Streetwear by Steven Vogel

Do you remember the time when you discovered and fell in love with the culture of streetwear? I’m a bit vague with mine. Maybe it was ’05, or ’06 or ’07. The details escape me. But I remember the feeling was real. It could have been that slow type of love. The type that seeps into your being as you watch it grow and evolve over time.

A few weeks ago, I found this book, Streetwear by Steven Vogel, in Amanda and Messie’s house, and it brought back an incredible feeling of nostalgia. I mean, remember those brands with all those different personalities? It was such a time when strong individual identities were coming out through clothing.

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Watch: Director Kevin Kerslake on DJ AM Documentary

I just posted the trailer for DJ AM’s documentary “As I Am,” a few posts below. My curiosity on the background of this documentary led me to an interview with the director. I really liked this interview and the sensitivity of his approach during the making of this film.

I was also moved by the vulnerability of the director as he spoke about his friends that he also lost to drugs, and his hope that this film would also help people going through battles with their own demons. I think it’s really important for people to show their human side in anything. Whether they are famous or not, but to reveal and uncover the layers underneath the story.

Photos: Tech In Asia Tokyo Recap



Catching up with a few of my posts today. Here’s a look at our adventure in Tokyo last September, when we (The Digital Vandal) attended Tech In Asia Conference (TIA). It was only Amanda and me on this trip this time unlike the other trips we’ve had for our app. We had a booth on the second day of TIA, and the rest of the time was spent meeting people and attending talks.

I realised something within my own journey in tech conferences, that not only have I perfected key “pitching” strategies, but I have also mastered my energy levels and can perfectly schedule the times when I’ll need caffeine. I’m like a Jedi-Master I tell ya.

But anyway, what’s not to love about Tokyo? I love getting lost here. I’ll be posting more about this trip but here’s a look at some photos from the conference after the jump.

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