Closing down?

June 5, 2008

I just found out that WordPress blogs are still banned in China (and Turkey, Israel, thailand).
So probably I will have to move to an approved blog.

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Towards a totalscape: sound signal in Shibuya

June 4, 2008


Tchavolo 来ますよ!

June 4, 2008

At the end of the month Tchavolo Schmitt is coming to tokyo.
He also appears in the movie Swing by Tony Gatlif:


deep into the ocean

June 3, 2008

Tokyo aqua park. Fishes and people.



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China quicker than japan?

June 3, 2008

There is one thing terribly irritating in Japan: the continuous waste of plastic bags.
Even when buying chewing gum I was offered a plastic bag.
Since yesterday China has banned free plastic bags in shops.
Whwn is it going to be in Japan and USA?


you do not like japan?

June 2, 2008

since I decided I will leave japan at the end of the month everyone keeps asking.
I like and I critic Japan but it is an interesting and stimulating place to live in.
The question I asked myself is another:
after a year and a half in a new city, as I see it, there are two options  start settling down or leaving.
In practical terms would mean: stop living in a guest house,  start crucial activities that require 2-3 years involvement like start a gipsy band, a course of calligraphy and improve japanese language.
I feel this is necessary because one cannot live in a temporary state.  This, after the first period of excitement, must evolve.
Being under 30, under 1.8m tall, single, under 70kg, earning under 20,000€ a year and curious I donot see many reason for not going to another place. Because that is what I am doing, not leaving Japan but going to another place which in this case will be Beijing.


China wild west

May 30, 2008

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Congo, Brazzaville, 2007.
The Savorgnan de Brazza high school is the most respected school in the Congolese capital but is in very bad need of repair. Jean de Dieu Malanga, professor of Chinese, is giving the students of the second year their annual examination. He himself has studied in China during the 80’s and makes a living as a translator for the Chinese bosses at the numerous construction sites besides his work as a teacher.

An article about chinese expansion in Congo.