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Lazily seeping down into Kerala

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

One week into the New Year, I regretfully say farewell to Ratnadeep, his amazing family and the unprecedented hospitality they blessed me with. It has been a spectacular few weeks that will never fade from memory, but also a wake up call that life is meant to be lived. So without glancing back, I board another epic thirty-hour train bound for the southern state of Kerala.    [read on]

Pokhara’s version of paradise

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

 

In Pokhara the food is top quality and relatively cheap! A spotless, double sized room with a 24-hour hot shower at Hotel Grand Holiday is costing me next to nothing.  My days have been filled with exploration and my nights have been music.  Playing Rock Star in the evening and off-road motorcycle adventuring during the day is a pretty good life. [read on]

Saying difficult goodbyes in the shadowless city

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

The city of Chengdu, center of Sichuan; China‘s “spiciest” province!  A land more accustomed to laziness, where an unfortunately consistent stream of bad weather reigns supreme.  It seems as if every single minute of the nine days in the city were plagued by an unbroken cover of grey.  Occasionally a glow of sunlight would show though a less dense patch of clouds, but more often a haze would form so thick that the horizon would be completely obscured.  At first the effect was tolerable, but soon the dreariness shadowing any desire for “Carpe Diem” was the only shadow to be found.   [read on]

Socks, Street Food and Sickness in Shanghai

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Ten days in Shanghai.  I’d love to say they flew by in a blur, but that would only be partially true because a couple days were excruciatingly enduring.  The length of a typical vacation was only a pit stop on the long road ahead of me.  There wasn’t much time for sightseeing and most of my days were occupied with preparations for the upcoming journey away from westernized civilization.    [read on]

I Sold My Seoul For Rock & Roll!

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

The Plan: Wake up early, three hour bus trip to Seoul, wander the city, see a Crying Nut show (Famous Korean punk band), party until the buses start running in the morning!    [read on]

Still in Osaka…

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

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The rising sun after Ground Zero

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Ground Zero, a live house (music bar) that I’ve been frequenting.  Played about four sets throughout the night, took a few great photos, drank excessively and generally had a good time.  I’m not going to verbally elaborate much more, so here are some photos.    [read on]

Addicted?

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Osaka… this is already a special place in the world for me. I’ve been playing music at live houses and bars every other night. When I’m not behind a drum kit, a large portion of my time has been spent drinking mass quantities of shochu and eating delicious meals with my friends. Everybody is friendly here; there is a sizable Aussie expat crowd and the local Japanese are unlike the majority of Tokyo-ites (whos friendly outlook is cold in comparison to Kansai). [read on]

Osaka Life

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

On Friday, I took the day to explore the city using my new found bicycle freedom. I pretty much headed north, with no real destination in mind. I made a few stops to browse through stores along the way, but didn’t find anything worth mentioning. About an hour into my ride I came a cross a recording/practice studio. It only cost ¥700 to play drums for an hour so I popped in to get my chops up to speed.   [read on]

Tuesday the 12th, Part II: So this is what the cool kids do…

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

I returned to Nagoya, feelin’ fresh with the new haircut.  But I’ve been getting bored of the same shirt I’ve been wearing for the last few months, so I was eager to find a new one.  Osu is the district renowned for vintage/used clothing shops and other cheap shopping, so I set off in that direction.   [read on]