Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tokyo Taxi by Altus Wilder © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

japanese taxidriver slang | the japan times

Talking the talk | The Japan Times Online. This is a very interesting article by Mark Schreiber about the argot used by Japanese taxidrivers. I’ve written before about goroawase and Japanese slang in and photo: Tokyo Taxi by Altus Wilder

Thunderball from Johan Oomen © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

Designing 007: James Bond’s style at the Barbican | The Guardian

Designing 007: James Bond’s style celebrated in Barbican exhibition | The Guardian Against the background of this luminous and sparkling stage Bond stood in the sunshine and felt his mission to be incongruous and remote and his dark profession an affront … Continue reading

Sclater Street, Shoreditch, 1980 by nicksarebi © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

London’s East End: From gangsters to the Olympics | World News

Londons East End: From haven for gangsters to Olympic showcase – World News Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s.   You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s.   When will you pay me? … Continue reading

The Ramones at Eric’s Club, Liverpool, England by Ian Dickson/ © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

who shot rock and roll |

  Current Exhibition Page | Looks like a cool exhibition. 23 June – 7 October 2012. Annenberg Space For Photography, Century Park, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California. photo: The Jam – Ian Dickson – 1977 from Il … Continue reading

A Glorious Dawn by Tom Blackwell © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

aikido and magic

If you don’t believe in magic you might want to stop reading this now. I’m not talking about the Magic of an Aikido Throw. The magic I saw when I saw my teacher Asoh Sensei in his seventies effortlessly tossing … Continue reading

dessin from ballad by ikasama4 © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

ballad: samurai, spear and halberd

I’ve written about a time travel movie before in time takes. I saw another ‘time slip’ movie recently. This one didn’t sound very promising. A time travel movie starring a member of an aging boy idol pop group. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi … Continue reading