Lost in translation

18 02 2017


The Japanese character for pork 豚 translates as “dolphin” in Chinese!

Tokyo boys by Ryan Chan

18 02 2017

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12 02 2017


おでん, Japanese winter comfort food, which we ate at a cute little Tokyo-style ramen bar we discovered in the “Rat Alley” under the Soho escalator. Perfect for cold nights.

Egle Zvirblyte

22 01 2017


The colourful work of Lithuanian illustrator Egle Zvirblyte, partially inspired by Tokyo.16176617_10155351118090730_594334579_n 16128246_10155341410650730_220678097_n

Drifting Classroom

14 01 2017

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My boyfriend recently turned me on to “The Drifting Classroom” after it was referenced, tongue-in-cheek, in an tabloid news report on a school food poisoning case. The classic 1970s Japanese horror comic tells the story of a school mysteriously transported to another dimension, pitching students, teachers and caretakers into a Lord of the Flies-like battle for survival in the face of plague outbreaks and other horrors. It is pulpy, violent … and I’m loving it.



14 01 2017


I recently joined instagram, mostly to brighten up my life with a feed of #instagay celebrities, avant-garde fashion icons and other assorted interesting people while I sit on the bus.


Like the flamboyantly funny Thai TV hostess Madam Mod.


New York go-go boy Matthew Camp, currently hawking his own fragrance, called 8.5.


Belo Horizonte muscle-hipster Joapane.

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The swoonsome immense_ray (言武) in Shanghai.

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Dandrogyny, who performs at Melbourne’s HonchoDisko night (how did I miss that?)

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And Japanese go-go king Kenta, now repping his boyfriend’s Korean clubwear brand, VEAKSeoul.

10 01 2017