2015 

Before the year ended I stopped in Beijing China en route to Los Angeles, my hometown.

Hiroshima

It was a very somber experience — visiting the memorial in Hiroshima. We made our way there via the Shinkansen, bullet train. We also spent our time at Miyajima, which conversely is a lovely destination. Finally, we ended upback in Fukuoka at Goodie’s, but not before having some delicious sushi at a local eatery. Photos…

沖縄県 Part II

While sitting at the bar at Chocolate Milk in Okinawa two gentlemen walked in. They were decked out in tailored suits that put my casual pants and t-shirt to shame. After greeting Hiro, the proprietor, they peered down the bar at me. I was sitting alone. These men must have noticed my dark as a sign that I was…

沖縄県

Dear Brothas & Sistas, Welcome back to That Brotha in Asia’s blog. For those of you who have recently found this I bid you a gHood day and hope you enjoy your stay. Warm regards, That Brotha in Asia PS Curious if I misspelled good? Check out MFBTY. I’m writing you from the confines of…

Balls The Size of Watermelons

Language is powerful. Let that be the first thing said. How powerful? A puff of air expelled from the mouth has the potential to change hearts, and minds. That same puff of air can send messages called words that convey meaning, ideas. So powerful are these puffs of air that when charged with emotive force…

Candy Showtime

July, 2015 There are these pieces of candy made in Japan that are decorated with words or pictures. These words or pictures are similar to inscriptions. They are not engraved on the candy, but rather as the candy is made the words or pictures are visible and readable from both ends. The point here is…

Shibuya

Haneda to Shibuya — Cool describes my impression of Haneda Airport upon my first visit. Their helpful staff offered and provided excellent service. Smiling and giggling, they helped me get my train ticket and find the lockers. I did not need the extra maps and tourist information pamphlets though. My flight arrived around 2pm and my connecting flight…

How Do You Hold Your Chopsticks?

My blog moniker is ‘That Brotha in Asia’ and I often post information about my experiences in Asia. Well, the other night my good buddy who I have known since elementary school complimented me on my chopstick skills. I appreciate his compliment and I would like to direct your attention to something we probably don’t…

Japan Revisited

What a year it’s already been for me! I spent one month in the Philippines during the winter. Luzon and Palawan were great experiences. These days I enjoy snorkeling because of my Philippines trip. Before my visa expired I went to Beijing, China. Expansive best describes Beijing. There were a lot of holidays during the…