Around Amsterdam


Pics from a recent trip. 

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Candy Aisle in Japanese Grocery Store


Colorful. Crazy. Delicious candy from Japan.

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And then there is this depressed fucker…..

Although, in retrospect, I think this picture could be from the feet section and might be for inserts you put in your shoes to keep them from smelling bad.
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The Neighborhood Cemetary in Japan


You’re apt to see them anywhere. A little plat of land that serves as the local cemetary jammed full of headstones all crammed together. Space is such a premium on an island that literally every square inch is accounted for. This particular one was tiny and sat in the corner of the street where I was staying.

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Tasty Clam Snack


If you find yourself in the Aomori, Japan airport and you’re feeling a mite peckish, hit up the convenience shop and have some fresh clams. I watched the guy replenish the tank. Grab a bag. Grab some clams, and voila, you too could sit in front of gate and crack’em open for a tasty delight.

Here’s the guy loading up the tank.

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Here is a side shot of the tank.

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Here they are from the top.

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Tokyo Bay Japan


Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan with Rainbow Bridge and the Statue of Liberty

Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan with Rainbow Bridge and the Statue of Liberty

Rainbow Bridge during the day.

Rainbow Bridge during the day.

Odaiba, Japan

Odaiba, Japan

Rainbow Bridge at Night

Rainbow Bridge at Night

Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower at Night

Rainbow Bridge with the Tokyo Tower (Japan’s version of the Eiffel Tower) in Tokyo Bay.

Rainbow Bridge with the Tokyo Tower overlooking Tokyo Bay.

Rainbow Bridge with the Tokyo Tower overlooking Tokyo Bay.

Rainbow Bridge with the Tokyo Tower in Odaiba, Japan.

Rainbow Bridge with the Tokyo Tower in Odaiba, Japan.

Japanese Tourist Boat on Tokyo Bay.

Japanese Tourist Boat on Tokyo Bay.

Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower

Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower

Colorful Tokyo Bay with Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and touring boats in the water.

Colorful Tokyo Bay with Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and touring boats in the water.

Tokyo Bay during the daytime

Tokyo Bay during the daytime

My Kickstarter Project


Ok so I recently went to the world’s first crowdsourcing festival and have been thinking about some little fun project I could be a part of. The festival was called OneSpark and I was sorely tempted to sponsor this project below.

OneSpark Crowdsourcing - Afro

“I am a human male who is attempting the world record for the largest afro. Apparently this costs money, so I’m looking to raise some!”

Read About His and Other OneSpark Projects Here.

I wasn’t quite convinced though so later that night I wondered where I might go to see other projects. Natch, it made sense to head over to Kickstarter and see what they had “kicking” around. There was sooooo much….lots of great lofty do-good things. Ultimately though it came down to cats…..especially cats in hats. I was the first backer for this highly humanitarian project below which I am proud to say hit the goal.

Funny Cat in Hat

Hats for Cats Kickstarter Campaign