Upcoming SCANDAL Show

This past year I’ve become a pretty big fan of the Japanese rock band SCANDAL. My good friend Mikey introduced me to them a few years back, but I never got into them until last year. But I started listening to them more early in 2014 and now they are one of my favorite bands! I knew they play a…

Factory Reset

I’ve had my current phone – a Samsung Galaxy S3 – for 2.5 years now and it developed a glitch that has become unbearable annoying. Basically, every few seconds the phone would freeze for a moment, then continue. In Instagram, the phone would pause while scrolling, and the Instagram title bar would appear. After a couple seconds I could scroll again, only…


65th Kouhaku Uta Gassen

This year’s annual Kouhaku was sorta ho-hum. I liked that Yoshitaka Yuriko led the red team, but am a little tired of Arashi leading the white team (five straight times!). They are pretty good (and their musical performance was great) but I would like to see more variety! Another disappointment was that Aiko is no longer on the red team.…


It’s almost Christmas, and like most people, we’re so busy getting ready! This year we’re visiting my folks in Southern California. I’m really looking forward to hanging out and having my mom’s home cooking!

Anyways, that is just a quick status update… I haven’t had much time to post here lately! ごめんね!