Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shika/Jpn/Sound/2nd Kyoto trip

10 clips / 2nd Kyoto trip after winter

My artist/designer friend Jun Kit visiting Tokyo for his group exhibition that he join and plan to visit Kyoto. It was my 2nd trip since winter in January following Genmai san previously but this time we're taking Willer bus (apparently the cheapest one in Tokyo but with it was real classy, comfortable and clean. We stayed over at Genmai san/Yuhei san student house and walk all over the place, taking trains, picnic by the river with our friends, interview an activist Hibino san and get to watch Yuhei san performing accoustic set in darkness with a few candles in a small room in an magical old house exactly like coming from Miyazaki's world. Kyoto is an old beautiful ancient city, no tall buildings, lots of nature and zen as fuck.

Yuhei san performing / 6 clips

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Shika/Jpn/Sound/BirthdayKaraoke17/Shinjuku 2014

Caution: This is meant for personal documentary purposes. Not advisable to watch at all costs.
17 clips - Starman - David Bowie/Sunday Morning - No Doubt/Sweet dreams  - Eurythmics/I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones/Anarchy in UK - Sex Pistols/Tornado of Souls - Megadeth/Linoleum - Nofx/Walk like an Egyptian/In Bloom - Nirvana/Genmai san - ???/Supersonic - Bad Religion/Bodies - Sex Pistols/Genmai san - ???/Imagine-John Lenon/Genmai san - ???/Spiderwebs - No Doubt/in a big country - Big Country

Usually i don't celebrate my own birthday but since in Japan, i want to make something memorable and asking Genmai san and Akama san to join together for a small celebrations. Apologize for the bad singing it was meant to be an experience. For me it was the second time i went to this place with Akama san. Accordin to him it was the cheapest in Shinjuku or Tokyo if not mistaken. You can also get some costumes provided before entering the karaoke room and wear for a cosplay purpose during the session and also get your own food from their nearest konbini and eat inside.

The karaoke joint is just there right infront on the ground level across the steet...
Community center AKTA in Shinjuku where i held a small exhibition titled 'Transmission' in creating awareness about the situation of Transwoman in Malaysia and also a little bit from Philippines,

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shika/Jpn/Sound/Hanami April2014

10 + 3 HD clips/
First i was looking forward to join Tokyo LGBTIQ group for a Hanami at the Gyoen park in Shinjuku but couldn't find the group and ended up join Yumi san and her gang at Koenji park. The next day i followed Risa san to Kunitachi station to join the artists community and friends for Hanami celebration and picnic, and while walking near the university entrance i discovered the artist 'Likkle Mai' playing catchy raggae song, its was a cover of classic 'Tokyo kid' but i love her version very very much...

...with Ikaru san during Hanami in Kunitachi

Shika/Jpn/Sound/Spring 17/3/2014

It was the first time in my life witnessing season change from Tokyo snowy winter to warm windy Spring. I felt that i've never missed the sun before but after long cold winter, squinting at the big ball of fire and i feel like the small battery icon indicator in a smartphone charging...
I also noticed the small insects like spiders, moths, dragonflies, butterflies, cicadas slowly crawling out again back to life...

...with Sapako san at the park selling her vegan food. She's active in the local comunity and at the anti-nuke protest every Friday at Gokkaigijidomae setting up her stall. When i first came to Koenji and at Nantoka bar, its the first food that i ate in Tokyo before parking my ass down at the guest house.

teaching Matsumoto san to swear in Malay

video date: 2ndMay2014
Some days at Nantoka bar in Koenji, we had a conversation before Matsumoto san and Yuyusan about first thing we learn in a language or acquiring new language is swearing. I thought him before at the bar but in this video it was shot after attending a group exhibition Jun Kit participated, and after that we hit the nearby open air pub and drink. This is the clip where i taught them how to swear in Malay. Both of them are quite tipsy...minna yopparai ne~~~

Friday, September 23, 2016


66 clips
Train / Densha / Shinkansen / Bus / Car / Boat / Cable car / Jpn

cramped in the train during Tokyo rush hour with these lovely people