Hey guys, Been a while.Just wanted to let you all know that I'm back. No clue if anyone's still reading this or if AnD's still invested in community-building... But in the off-chance that someone's reading-- I just launched my site: http://www.krystal-yang.comBlog is here: http://www.krystal-yang.com/blog/Bit about myself: I craft cross-cultural marketing/branding/pr strategy for market...Read more
Seriously, no pun intended here.
But I'm noticing a ton of spam on the forum feed, can't access my inbox, can't contact help, or do much else on this site anymore. Would be a shame if the site's pretty much kaput. :(
“We die with the dying:
See, they depart, and we go with them.
We are born with the dead:
See, they return, and bring us with them.
The moment of the rose and the moment of the yew-tree
Are of equal duration.”
Every time we lose someone we love, a part of us goes with them.
We are stricken by the weight of their loss and the absence that now fills the space that once belonged to them.
It is ve...Read more
It has been quite some time since I’ve written here.
No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth; I simply I have been very busy working on graduate school application! Yes, you’ve read right: graduate school.
I am currently applying to PhD programs around the country for English Literature, as that is my true passion.
But that is not the reason why I am writing this right now.
Recently, it has been brought to my attention that there are quite a lot of fans who believe that they have been...Read more
They say “image is everything” in the world of entertainment. In Japan, no other statement holds more true. Managements, record labels, and publicity companies go to extreme lengths to ensure their artists’ meticulously sculpted images are the only thing the public ever sees. Rock stars, pop idols, actors and actresses alike are all very careful in what they choose to share with the public. Very rarely will you see candid private shots of artists in their private time posted on the internet by someone else. Artists w...Read more
It's my birthday!Though, really, as it's still December 30th in New York, I guess I'm kind of time warping here.
Yes, I'm a New Years Eve baby! Crazy birthday, isn't it? I've promised to update my blog whilst in Tokyo and have done a fantastic job breaking that promise, but that just shows how busy I've been. In any case, I'm trying to make up for it now! 12/19/2008 - SUGIZO @ Shibuya AXRead more
Disclaimer:For those of you wondering, "Where the pictures at?!" scroll past the massive chunks of text below. Though, I'd much rather prefer if you read and commented!
I love Tokyo.
I really do.
It's so clean, efficient, and it's just a marvelous city -- a veritable playground with so many nooks and crannies I can't possibly uncover them all. There's so much to love about this city -- cheap food, awesome entertainment, and above all else -- incredible hospitality....Read more
Running an international startup is definitely quite stress-inducing and not exactly what I'd call a healthy way to live your life. But if you're crazy enough and believe strongly in whatever it is that you're involved in, you'll do it.
The following is a list of 10 things you can expect while working between America and Japan:
Expect to sleep at really weird hours, or not sleep much at all.
Every time you call Japan and ask if they can speak English, expect ...Read more
Social networking is great. Except when it is used for phishing, otherwise known as a hacker or just an annoying idiot's attempt at trying to get sensitive information out of someone to later on use for their own purposes.
Now, it's no secret that I am probably one of the world's biggest nerds ever. Albeit, I do it with style, but that's besides the point. Point is, I'm online enough to know better than to respond to some shady requests for information. <...Read more
I wonder what it is that distinguishes "artists" as "artists" and "business" as "business" with a finite line drawn between the two categories and no blending of the two identities.
Rather ironic, if you consider how many talented artists are out there who are also incredibly good business men/women. But if you were to ask them, they'd always say, "I'm an artist, not a businessman/woman," as though there's this horrible stigma attached to the idea of...Read more