SMISKI Collectibles – Series 4 Box

There is a Kinokuniya bookstore across the river in Edgewater, NJ. We stumbled onto it while we were looking for the Trader Joe’s that’s a few minutes up the road. Kinokuniya is a Japanese bookstore. The first time I visited one was with my wife in Singapore. They have a large selection of Japanese andContinue reading “SMISKI Collectibles – Series 4 Box”

Namie Amuro’s Coke Zero Ads

Once known as the “Teen Queen” and referred to as the “Queen of Japanese Pop Music”, Amuro Namie is a singer, entertainer and former actress.  She started out young, debuting as an idol in a group called the Super Monkey’s (that’s a fun name!) at the age of 14.  She’s one of the longest survivingContinue reading “Namie Amuro’s Coke Zero Ads”

The Sake Inn

The Sake Inn isn’t actually an inn, though it would be a good name for one with a free sake gimmick.  The Sake Inn is a store in Singapore that sells mostly sake, but it’s also where I picked up the canned drinks I showed in a previous post.  I’ve never actually tried sake before,Continue reading “The Sake Inn”

Samurai Car Paint Job

There was a car that was always parked near our place in Singapore that had a really cool paint job on it, consisting of the Japanese rising sun symbol and a samurai.  It’s possible that the owner of the car is Japanese.  I never met him.  It’s probably more likely that the person is justContinue reading “Samurai Car Paint Job”