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Show Your Love For Taiwan

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the 2nd week of May is Taiwanese American Heritage Week! Celebrate by showing your love for Taiwan with this “I Love Taiwan” t-shirt by Hepnova Multimedia. Proceeds from t-shirt sales help support our music endeavors and let us bring more fabulous and free music to you.

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Barcelona circa 2001

Blast from the past! Me & Sophia in Barcelona, circa 2001.

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Cake City Shirts

Show and prove your pride as an international citizen of Cake City. Thousands of people worldwide are casting off the chains of slackness and earning currency every day. Cake City isn’t just the new name for a certain metro area — it’s a state of mind, global village of the highly motivated.

Order your very own Cake City t-shirt, designed by Hepnova, today!

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Another only in Japan story…

Another “only in Japan” and “oh, the Japanese are so quirky” story. Actually, I’m not all that surprised. When I was living there, I saw some TV variety show introduce a line of children’s clothing made out of knife stabbing resistant fabrics. This was a few weeks after a horrific school killing when an elementary school kid stabbed a fellow student to death. Well, we all know well that scared people make good consumers. Like in the US, when we have leaders basically stating that it is their patriotic duty to shop. Alright, go to the mall, fight terrorism. That being said, I really want one of those vending machine outfits now.

Fearing Crime, Japanese Wear the Hiding Place

Torin Boyd/Polaris, for The New York Times

Though street crime is relatively low in Japan, quirky camouflage designs like this vending-machine dress are being offered to an increasingly anxious public to hide from would-be assailants.


Published: October 20, 2007

TOKYO, Oct. 19 — On a narrow Tokyo street, near a beef bowl restaurant and a pachinko parlor, Aya Tsukioka demonstrated new clothing designs that she hopes will ease Japan’s growing fears of crime.

Urban Camouflage

Read the full New York Times article here.

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Art Parade

Kris and I went to see the Art Parade in Soho on Saturday. Check out my pictures on Flickr.