Cultural differences: Japanese baseball versus American baseball
(Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers )
Ah! Ambassadors Japan took me to see my first Japanese Baseball League game. I’ve been waiting to witness a professional Japanese Baseball League game since I collected baseball cards. Not only was I absolutely overwhelmed to enjoy Japan’s #1 sport but also I was excited about doing something somewhat rare for foreigners. In some ways, my pictures don’t give the match much justice but I’ll try to describe the game the best I can.
Let’s talk some cultural differences you might find during a Japanese baseball game versus an American baseball game. Most stadiums in the U.S. offer food staples like hot dogs, popcorn, fries or wings. At Japanese games you’ll find foods like takoyaki, udon soup, hot dogs or delicious katsu curry. Oh, did I mention there is a professional cheering section keeping the energy up during the game? The enthusiasm of this section is off the charts. If I had to compare it to anything I’d say the energy is something close to a U.S. college football or an English premier soccer match. Each cheer squad is constantly blowing trumpets, clapping cheer bats and banging on drums to support their team. Not only does each team have its own song, but also each player has his own chant. Woo, that’s a lot of singing! In the end, the Tigers won 7-1.
If you’d like more information about Japanese culture please visit Ambassadors Japan
BACKSTAGE: COLUMBUS CIVIC CENTER
Well that was fun! This was my first experience backstage at a huge venue like the Columbus Civic Center. Over ten thousand people bought tickets to this sold out show and our team rocked it. What a fun opportunity!
So lately I’ve been flexing my creative muscles by doing a bit of song writing. I know it’s a bit off topic than my usual lifestyle, fashion, travel content but I figured it would help explain why I’m going on my next trip. Above is a new song from the artist known as PHNK. PHNK and myself have been writing music for the past couple of months and I’m excited that some of it is finally getting out to the public.
All of this information brings me today, where I’ll be traveling Atlanta, to enjoy PHNK’s performance with Chris Brown and other local artist. I’ve never been to Georgia before so I’m very excited to see what it has to offer.
Cruising in a Maserati (Video)
A while back I was invited to cruise around Seattle in the luxury Maserati Ghibli S Q4 for the weekend. During this fun cruise I created short little movie of my experiences. I hope you enjoy!
Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala 2015 Photos
Location:Queen Elizabeth Plaza
Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 is under way! last night local and international designers strutted their stuff to a packed crowd. It was a good night for fashion.
Here is a quick clip from Deighton Cup. In this clip, fashion bloggers share their essential item(s) for Deighton Cup 2014. For more Deighton Cup photos visit my flickr page
You don’t have to be a magician to preform the art of weightless levitation. In this photo shoot I was inspired by Natsumi Hayashi. Natsumi is a Japanese Photographer who has been advancing the art of levitation photography for over 4 years with out the aid of Photoshop.
If you’re wondering how it’s done, the effect is achieved by snapping pictures mid jump. If you’re relaxed while jumping you will appear to be floating in the air. If you are thinking about attempting levitation photography, make sure to check out Natsumi’s site Yowayowa Camera woman for tips and tricks. It might seem a bit silly when doing it but afterwards the photos usually display bolt effects. Give it a try!
For the next couple of weeks I’ll be traveling through Europe. I will blogging about hotels, food, events and people I encounter. Let me know If you have any suggestions on things to do during visit along the way please leave me a comment.
My first destination is going to be London, England. It’s been a long time since I’ve lived there so I’m excited to see what things have changed and what hasn’t. Follow the hashtag #Travels2Europe on instagram and twitter to join the conversation. Wheels up!
Raw Artist Seattle Feb 27, 2014 Showbox Theater
It was was really fun submitting my film Tokyo:Through my lens to RAW. It was a exciting experience and I would recommend to any budding artist. Over a thousand people were in attendance last night to observe Seattle’s raw talent. For more RAW Artist Seattle 2014 available on flickr
My favorite part of the night were the musical performances. Two of my favorite musical acts of the night was PHNK and Elbow Coulee.