I love Japan's summer not only because of its yucky sticky hot weather, especially around Central Japan, but also because of the fact that so many festivities such as fire-works and Bon-dances take place locally. The transitional season from summer to autumn might even be better than the middle of summer as people including geeks, dorks, costume-players and even robots go out to enjoy the sun before miserable freezing winter strikes here.
Strangely enough, this year might have experienced the driest autumn ever in history as I could only count with my five fingers how many days it's properly rained in and around Nagoya.
I remember it was Typhoon No.18 (aka ETAU) which was the only one that passed Central Japan within a few hours on September 9th and then my beloved humid summer drastically disappeared ever since; Normally, we have at least two or three typhoons coming very close or passing by and the sticky summer lingers on till late September. A shame.
The photo below shows Nagoya's blue sky right after ETAU rushed through us.
Surfing-wise, there has been no shortage of typhoons for Japan, and for me.
Many thanks to the effects of El Niño, I scored lots of waves around the coast of Aichi and Shizuoka, although I must admit that this El Niño phenomenon completely changed the swell directions in comparison to those swells generated by the past typhoons; We had tons of swells coming from south east in the Pacific this year, whereas, many typhoons usually emerge south west of Japan. Bizarre!
No overseas travels and no surf adventures to be had recently, but I've discovered something to die for. It's a Japanese ice cream called "たい焼きアイス - Taiyaki Ice" with vanilla and sweet red beans in it. I can have three or four of these at once!
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After more than five years of running Air Esky, I'm stoked to announce that I'll be holding a photo exhibition on the 2nd floor of Plastic Factory in Imaike, Nagoya on November 29th (Sun). There will be lots of "real photos" to be displayed then, some of which you might already have seen on this blog, and others are new or have never been exposed to the public eye before.
The above image is the flier for the event. As you can see, this special night will partly be an open-mic event on the 1st floor where you can sing acapella or bring and play your own guitar or do a little gig with your mates as a band; Basically, however the way you like to cheer the crowds. And please make sure you come up to the 2nd floor where my exhibition will be taking place.
Whether you wanna play songs or come to check out my photos or both, it's 1,000yen to enter with one drink ticket included. I'm sorry that it's not free of charge. However, if you show up between 17pm and 18:30pm, they only charge you 500yen to enter with no drink ticket but my big kiss.
See you all on the 29th!
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今回は何を隠そう「僕の写真展」に関するお知らせです。 名古屋の今池にある Plastic Factory というクラブ兼ギャラリーの2階をお借りして今月の29日（日）のみですが開催が決定しました。 写真展と謳ったからには本当に現像した写真を「これでもかっ！」っていうくらいに会場内に展示する予定です。
当日は オープンマイク というアマチュア・プロを問わずに飛び入り参加できるステージ開放イベントも1階にて同時開催。 自身の歌唱力や楽器の腕前を披露したり、ブレイクダンスやフラメンコなどといったパフォーマンスなど何でも結構です。 そしてそんなエネルギッシュな1階とは裏腹に2階で僕はひっそりと一夜限りの写真展をやりますので気が向いたら足を運んで下さい。
本来ならば「入場料なし」で皆さんに来ていただきたいのですが、2階スペースをお借りしていいる手前、当日はドリンク券一枚込みの 1,000円 を頂きますのでご了承ください。 しかしながら、僕の写真展のみのために足を運ばれたい方がいましたら、当日17時から18時30分の間に入場していただくとドリンク券なしの 500円 で入場可能です。
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