Tokyo – Nightlife in Tokyo

However, I’ve found that most of the best places are not advertised in the foreigner media and are only discovered by word of mouth. Everytime I look at Metropolis I see a million ads for small dirty bars which while posessing their own small campus bar charm are not up to par for a city like Tokyo. When I first arrived and asked the Japanese where to go

My Move from Tokyo to Saigon – 10.11.2004

Hello from Saigon! As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks due to a crossroads in my life. One one hand I was offered a position at a trading company in Tokyo and on the other, I’ve been invited to interview with a few companies here in Saigon.…… Continue reading My Move from Tokyo to Saigon – 10.11.2004

Tokyo – 英会話について。。

英会話について。。。 By tok_matthew September 16th, 2004 @ 12:29 PM UncategorizedAh, the 英会話 (Eikaiwa = English Conversation School). Their bright neon signs decorate buildings from the major centers of Shinjyuku and Ikebukuro to the smallest countryside town. The ubiquitous English language school has served as the entry point into Japan for foreigners innumerable. Sometimes loved, sometimes detested by…… Continue reading Tokyo – 英会話について。。

Tokyo – Gaijin Complex

Gaijin Complex By tok_matthew September 15th, 2004 @ 12:10 PM Uncategorized When I first came to Japan I lived out in Saitama along the Tobu Tojo line somewhere between Shiki and Kawagoe. Out there in the “country” it’s often rare to see an unknown gaijin (since we all taught for Nova) and if you should happen to…… Continue reading Tokyo – Gaijin Complex

Tokyo – First Post in Tokyo Metblogs

By tok_matthewSeptember 13th, 2004 @ 11:56 PM Uncategorized Hello Everyone. Is this the first post in the blog? Anyway, here in Mejiro we finally had our neighborhood festival and I thought I would share a picture which is below. Also, can anyone explain to me why so many otherwise sweet looking young Japanese girls are now sporting…… Continue reading Tokyo – First Post in Tokyo Metblogs

E-mail to Phuong 9.11.2004

Hello Phuong,  I’m preparing to leave Tokyo and I’m getting rid of all my things.  It is a little sad to leave Tokyo but I am getting excited about coming to Vietnam.  I’m sure I will have a better life there.   Of course I don’t want to live in Hanoi, so I won’t accept any…… Continue reading E-mail to Phuong 9.11.2004

E-mail to Sarita 9.8.2004

Dearest Sarita,  Congratulations on the engagement!  I’m extremely happy for you and wish you the best.  Please be certain to send me your address around the wedding date so I can send you a nice little exotic present from Asia.   I always enjoy hearing from you and reading your insightful e-mails.  You are the only…… Continue reading E-mail to Sarita 9.8.2004

E-mail to Phuong 9.2.2004

Hi Phuong!  I made my plane ticket reservation today!  I will arrive in HCMC on October 2nd and arrive at 10:00pm.  If you are still in America on that day, then I can always go to a hotel and wait until you return.  I’m very excited about coming there but also nervous about leaving Tokyo! …… Continue reading E-mail to Phuong 9.2.2004