Saturday, April 24, 2010


went for a stroll around a not so family friendly park. wanted a shot of the circle of homeless tents, but couldn't muster up the courage.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


i entered into the world of my mom's classic old country living magazine collection...the japanese edition she hid from us kids under her mattress.

this is the house i was gracefully given the opportunity to live in for a week by the incredibly hospitable mario and sari

Sunday, April 4, 2010


its funny how quickly you can get used to your surroundings. i came to japan awhile ago, but now that i live in my own apartment, have a job, go to school, i kinda lost that feeling of traveling...i missed the feeling of not knowing what my destination would be like.

so when i woke up at 6am to get on a train headed for oita, where i would be picked up at the station by the sister of a friend of a friend of a friend, that sense of ''dude...what am i DOING?!'' came rushing back.

because im tired of being surrounded by apartments. because i wanted to get out into the countryside. just get away. see a different part of japan. experience a lifestyle completely different from my own.