PEOPLE OF JAPAN 32 - “FED UP”
The look on his face says it all… someone just showed him my blog.
I’m not sure why, but of all my chef photos this one is my personal favorite. Maybe it’s the composition, or maybe it’s because this one reveals the chef’s sidekick.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 30 - “IRON CHEF MAKES IT HAPPEN”
Whoever’s getting that container of “not chicken teriyaki” is going to be very happy as this chef was serious about his fried chicken.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 23 - “MRS. CLAUS”
If this woman traded her apron for a cape she’d be a super hero for sure. She looks like she’s flying.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 22 - “GOD I LOVE THE LITTLE ONES”
My title needs a bit of explanation…
I’m not sure how this started, but every time Vicki and I are out and about doing whatever it is that we do and we see a cute little kid I suddenly sing the following phrase to Vicki…
“God I LOVE the little ones”
What’s even stranger is that I’m clearly trying to imitate the lead singer of Modest Mouse every time I sing it, although I can’t tell if it’s supposed to be set to one of his tunes or not. Neither of us can remember how or why this started, it’s quite strange. I literally sing it with the exact same inflection every single time, and somehow it’s heavily influenced by Modest Mouse.
Anyway, if you look closely at this photo you will see the head of a cute little kid popping up from behind a bowl, thus the title.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 19 - “CIGARETTES AND BOOTS”
How incredible is this guy’s outfit?
Pop Quiz: When Vicki and I laid eyes on this man we both instantly decided that he was Japan’s version of a famous 80’s comedic actor. Name that actor!!!
Hint: The actor was Canadian and he was once in a film with Steve Martin that Vicki and I consider to be hands down the best “buddy film” of all time (it actually might be my favorite movie ever).
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 18 - “GEORGIA COFFEE ON MY MIND”
My disappointment over lack of pretzels in Japan was counter-balanced by my excitement of seeing actual cans of Georgia Coffee. For those of you who may not know why I was so excited about Georgia Coffee, please take a moment to Google “David Lynch Georgia Coffee”. All you Twin Peaks fans can thank me later.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 15 - “OUT OF FOCUS MAN”
I don’t particularly like this shot because the man is out of focus. However, what is in focus (more or less, anyway) is the top of what appears to be a Tom and Jerry 2011 calendar. I don’t even think you’d see that in America. Thus even with Mr. Blurry I deemed this mediocre shot “Tumblr Worthy”.
Obviously my standards are not too high when it comes to “Tumblr Worthy”. Also, upon further review, the Tom and Jerry calendar is not in focus at all. Good grief Charlie Brown, is any thing in focus in this picture!!!
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 13 - “FLOPPY HAT MEMORIES”
For a moment this man’s orange floppy hat reminded me of the floppy hat I was given at a Baltimore Orioles game with my dad and grandpa when I was around 7 or 8. Nothing beat sitting in Memorial Stadium eating popcorn and chanting “Eddie Eddie Eddie” between bites. Eddie Murphy may have been cool in the 80s, but trust me, he had nothing on Eddie Murray.
Also, Memorial Stadium was the steepest stadium of all time… OF ALL TIME!!!
PLACES OF JAPAN 08 - “KOCHI FISH MARKET”
Get ready for about a billion* pictures of everything and everyone in this place. Photographically speaking it was by far the highlight of my trip, and that’s saying a lot considering I spent an afternoon here.
*By a billion I really mean around fifteen or twenty.