*Blows off the dust*
It’s been quite some time since I last posted in here. I’ve been wanting to get back into it but there hasn’t been much for me to write about. I guess I could still go back and write about my Japan trip but I still haven’t even touched any of the pictures or video I took on that trip. It’s almost to that “why bother now” stage. I was hoping to go to JCCS (Japan Classic Car Show) this past weekend to get some coverage, but I ended up going to work that day. I did, however, have the opportunity to be a guest on the podcast, Fresh Communication.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been mostly listening to various “nerd culture” podcasts. More so than I have been listening to music to be honest. Fresh Communication is one of the recent ones I started listening to which actually combines the two, “nerd culture” and music. The show is hosted by M. Dafoe (aka Intext) and Lucio Barbarino (aka Crosshatch). The first half of each podcast usually consist of them talking about various topics from the “nerd culture” including toys, video games, movies, comics, etc. The second half of the show, they talk about music they’ve been listening to and a chosen album of the week that they have a discussion about.
I’ve been listening to the show since about the beginning and interacting with Intext and Crosshatch through Facebook but I never expected they’d invite me to be a guest on the show. Especially since I’ve never been on or done a podcast before. I did have a fun time being on the show, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I was nervous leading up to the recording. We had some interesting conversations, including experiences with paranormal activity. The album we ended up discussing was Binary Star’s “Masters of the Universe“. Give the episode a listen to hear our thoughts on the album.
Shout out and thank you to Intext and Crosshatch for having me. Be sure to give the guys a follow.
Episode 37: Binary Star
Facebook: Fresh Communication Podcast
It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. I told myself I wanted to make it a goal in 2017 to start blogging again. Not just for the sake of posting on here but in hopes it would also push me to start shooting with my camera again. I was toying with the idea of trying the whole vlogging thing but I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable being in front of the camera.
With that being said, I recently just got back from Japan, my first real vacation in maybe 7 years and my first time leaving the country since 1997 when I came to the mainland (United States, for you people not from Guam or Hawaii). It was also my first time in Japan in 20 years as well. Last time I was in Japan was in high school for the Far East Basketball Tournament. This time I was in Japan along with 30+ other people for 8 days as a part of the Dsport Magazine Tokyo Auto Salon Tour. I had been wanting to go on this tour for some time but this year my cousin finally convinced me to go (even though he ended up not going himself; more on that in another post).
I intend to do a legit recap of each day I was there along with videos and pictures but in the mean time, here’s a short video I took from the Fresh Tokyo Meet in Odaiba the night before Tokyo Auto Salon. We got there a little late and the cops had already began shutting it down. We were still able to see some cool cars though. Excuse my super fast panning. I was honestly overwhelmed just being there that I was just walking around pointing my phone everywhere. Plus, I didn’t want to get left behind and have to figure out how to get back to the hotel (it was just our second night there). I wish I had known we were going there after dinner otherwise I would have brought my DSLR or GoPro. Oh well, better than having no footage. Nothing fancy. Enjoy and stay tuned for more posts from my Japan trip coming soon.