Politics of Japan

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently had an unpleasant shock at the polls. He has made history by leading his political party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) into a crushing defeat at the recent Upper House Polls. In one fell swoop, the opposition party, the Democratic Party, seized control of the upper house for the … Continue reading

The good and the bad, the happy and the sad

Why do people bother with formal dinners? Especially dinners where you sit at a table with people that you don’t know from adam all around you. It makes for a claustrophobic effect. What with the closed doors and high ceilings, one feels that one cannot escape from this pretty and grand enclosed cage. Dressed up … Continue reading

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

As an anime fan/addict, I was really excited to watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. It’s this Japanese anime film that has won many accolades. My fixation with anime is something that is not within the scope of this blog post, lol. The movie was really good. It was about a girl who obtained … Continue reading


Convocation. Also known as Commencement because graduation is not to mark an end but to celebrate a new beginning. Or something like that. Woke up for the 9am picture, bleary eyed and in a semi-conscious mode. It was fun putting on those huge, slightly ridiculous robes, with that ‘hood’. Well, I guess it’s called ceremonial … Continue reading