Tagged: Japan

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 1: Flying, Shrimp Burgers, & Japanese Porn. 0

Adventures in Japan 2013 Part 1: Flying, Shrimp Burgers, & Japanese Porn.

I took my first trip to Japan in March of 2012 and did my best to blog about everything I saw there.  From this geek’s point of view, it was an amazing adventure filled some non-stop stories (most of which I now tell during conventions at the “Wasabi Anime Goes...

The Adventures of #Duffy and #ShellyMay at #Tokyo #DisneySEA last month. 0

The Adventures of #Duffy and #ShellyMay at #Tokyo #DisneySEA last month.

I’m sure at some point in the next month I’ll force myself to write the dozen or so backlogged blog posts from our travels thus far this year (San Francisco, Tokyo, etc.) – but this particular tale seemed pretty easy to hammer out this morning.  So here goes: Last month,...

TEN YEARS LATER. Yes, I’ve been blogging that long (as of last Friday.) 2

TEN YEARS LATER. Yes, I’ve been blogging that long (as of last Friday.)

I made my first “blog” post on March 29, 2003… ten years ago last Friday: http://www.tomcroom.com/archives/4620 Since then, I’ve written about travel, life, anime fandom, movies, and a myriad of semi-interesting things that I always figured that only my family and close friends were reading about.  (Google Analytics has since informed...

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?” 0

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?”

This is that time of year when folks begin posting about how this year they’re planning on changing a zillion things and making thinks different somehow.  For me, though, I’m not looking forward to changing… I’m looking forward to continuing. 2012 was a hard year, but that’s not a bad thing....

Japan Day 4: Back to Akihabara & Another Maid Cafe 1

Japan Day 4: Back to Akihabara & Another Maid Cafe

If you’ve been through my photos of my trip to Japan, you may have noticed that I passed this sign on my way to Akihabara the day before: Well, it seems that Danny Choo recommended the place to some of the AX Live staff that I was in Japan with...

Japan Day 4: Shibuya Station and SO MANY PEOPLE! 2

Japan Day 4: Shibuya Station and SO MANY PEOPLE!

Things have been busy, but I’m picking up where I left off on my post back on April 9th. When we were last reading about my zany adventures in Japan, I had just left the Imperial Palace with Rob and Jason and the three of us were on our way...

Japan Day 4: The Giant Gundam & The Imperial Palace 1

Japan Day 4: The Giant Gundam & The Imperial Palace

Day four in Japan started the same way most of the mornings in Japan started for me (once I made that special discovery in Shinagawa Station.) After that, Rob, Jason and I caught the train and went in search of BIG EFFIN’ ROBOTS!  We found our way to Diver City...

Japan Day 3: Orange Juice, More Tokyo Anime Fair and KARAOKE! 1

Japan Day 3: Orange Juice, More Tokyo Anime Fair and KARAOKE!

Picking up where I left off on this post. We took the train from Akihabara back to Shinigawa Station because Rob had to change clothes before we headed off to the Tokyo Anime Fair. During the brief layover at the hotel I decided to embark on a small and possibly...

A note regarding the Maid Cafes I went to in #Japan: 0

A note regarding the Maid Cafes I went to in #Japan:

If you recall from my earlier blog posts, I went to not just one but two – TWO – Maid Cafes while I was in Japan.  There I discovered amazing things such as this Engrish menu: Photo courtesy of the lovely and talented Courtney Kraft. Well, I was hitting up...

Like Cup Noodles? Check out this STRANGE game we found in an arcade in #Japan! 0

Like Cup Noodles? Check out this STRANGE game we found in an arcade in #Japan!

I mentioned that during my second day in Japan that Jason and I spent some time in a Japanese arcade in a place called Aqua City.  Here are some of the highlights. This is what we walked into.  Most of the games were prize related (crane machines, etc.) but there...

Japan Day 3: Akihabara aka “Geek Heaven in Japan” 3

Japan Day 3: Akihabara aka “Geek Heaven in Japan”

Our adventure in Akihabara continued after the Maid Cafe as we further explored the area.  While perusing the shops full of anime, manga, electronics, and toys we came upon a prime example of the Japanese fascination with certain elements of American culture.  In this case, Kentucy Fried Chicken.  Have you...

Japan Day 3: Orange Coffee & Japanese Maid Cafes 3

Japan Day 3: Orange Coffee & Japanese Maid Cafes

I spent a number of my formative years in Orlando, Florida.  As a result, I have developed all the key skills needed to operate as a fairly efficient tourist.  My wife and I often return from vacations amazed at the amount we are able to see and do in brief...

SUPER CUTE OVERLOAD: Little Japanese Girls as Disney Princesses 1

SUPER CUTE OVERLOAD: Little Japanese Girls as Disney Princesses

These young ladies were nice enough to let me take a photo of them yesterday. Mom was so excited that I asked (to photograph them) that she made sure they posed.  These two were living a the life at Disney Toyko Sea.