a The Transit Lounge: In Under 100 Words, Can You...?

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Thursday, August 3

In Under 100 Words, Can You...?

- I interviewed Kireek last night, the guys I was talking about in this post. DJ Monkey came along to translate for me. This is for Kansai Scene and the interview took place at their DJ School/rare Adidas clothing store (niftily named SADIDA- if you can't pick it, then there is something wrong), where I didn't see anything for sale under $300 and where I also spied a spanking pair of white knee high adidas boots with a flat sole and multi-coloured velcro straps running from the toes to the knee. I hope they really like the resulting article because I know those boots are gonna end up in my wardrobe and it'd be awesome if they ended up there at a reduced price. It was a great night. At the end of it all, they asked if they could question me on a few things. I said that was fine, not ever suspecting the first question to be "Do you like porn?". The conversation became extremely amusing after that.
- Off to Old Tokyo Town next weekend to see Yasa and Hi-C of Kireek go head to head in the Japan DMC Scratch DJ Final. They want exposure overseas also, so I am hoping I can turn this experience into an article for ITM. Also I will be meeting up with Jogirl who I met at Breakin' 29 (that birthday bash) when I was home in June. She is bringing out Mat Carter, a resident DJ at Fabric Nightclub in the UK. It has turned into a triple bonus really as by then Mieko will be moved and settled for all of one week so I am staying with her! Cam - I will be finally checking out the Ruby Room.
- And speaking of which Cambosis, that should help you figure out who my comment was referring to. After last weekend's sayonara party for Mieko, which was a long night spent mostly chilling out in Dan Tanner's apartment (mily Mingey shoes broke AGAIN, last time I shop at a store called Minge) I ran into an old friend at Ogimachi the next day - a pure accident you could say, accidentally-on-purpose (I am very good at doing that when the situation calls for it). So I arrived, positioned myself chatting to mates in his eyeline for about 10 minutes, walked off and 30 seconds later who was t-t-tapping on my shoulder? Seems some people can't get past the dark hair. It was definitely a good move.
- Had drinks with a friend from the Philippines on Tuesday night. We went to Windows on the World, which is the top floor of the Hilton - tres swish. He has offered me a job as he wants to start exporting Australian wine and will be in Melbourne with his family same time as when I move back in December. I said it all depends on how I go for finding work when I get home. He has also invited me to the Philippines next month as a guest of something as he is active in promoting the Philippines as a tourist destination and has asked me to see if I can write an article. If I can get the time off work (5 days to begin with) I will do it. I also get to go again, and it doesn't matter if I am coming from Melbourne or Osaka.


Anonymous cambosis said...

your not... the lure of the pony tail? tell me its not true!

say hello to ruby for me... she was always soo good (and horribly bad) to me! i warn you... she can get a little crazy!

9:07 am

Blogger Miss Riz said...

I will say hello to her for you... and I was not lured by anything but boredom.

Did I tell you 37 and 45 are back?

Mieko and I came to a decision last night that there are too many men around here in need of haircuts, and next time we head out, which will be in Tokyo next weekend, Im packing scissors in my purse!

Boys how many times do I have to say it??? I will spell it out one more time...SHORT IS BEST! It always is - even if you look somewhat 'good' with long hair, guaranteed once you go the chop you always look much better and definitely more appealing! Pony tails are a NO-NO!

4:00 pm

Blogger Nathan said...

Back in business...



6:17 pm

Blogger Miss Riz said...

I've been waiting for you Nathan! Good to have you back!!

11:26 pm

Anonymous cambosis said...

not only the lure of the pony tail... but the lure of 37 and 45... ahh... how i miss those 6 days i spent in osaka, most of which spent passed out BEER in hand learning a new english dialect!

9:49 am

Anonymous the gay boyfriend said...

ponytail suck! im gay and all but im soooooo not into men with long hair. what are you trying to be?! a tranny?!?!?!?!
btw im pretty positive im going to the philly with u

3:38 pm

Blogger Miss Riz said...

Cam - when I found you passed out on the couch there was something else in your hand ;-)

Akira - honey whats da Philly? I am confused. You coming to Tokyo??

6:11 pm

Anonymous the gay boyfriend said...

philly i mean the philippines.... i fucking need a break yo!!! my sanity is at stake....

6:39 pm


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