Mar 12, 2006
Save Japan Town then go watch Wasabi.
I picked this flick up for $20 bucks at Barnes & Nobles recently. I first saw it back in 2003. If you're in the mood for a fun flick I highly recommend that you pick it up. It stars everyone's favorite Frenchman Jean Reno & an idol I wasn't to keen on before, Ryoko Hirosue. I will say that she is a great actress & does an outstanding job playing a Tokyo ga-ru with attitude. She is so kawaii in this movie!
You get to see Tokyo Street scenes and Ryoko make Jean Reno's life hell. The guy that plays Momo provides a good amount of comic relief. This is not a movie to be taken seriously but rather a fun way to kill some spare time.
After Japanese class Cabral & I walked back to Japan Town for some eats & came across this brotha fighting the good fight. He was holding up signs & passing out flyers for the Save Japan Town rally/petition. For those that don't know, Japan Center is going up for sale soon (from what I gather). Depending on who buys the place & what they plan to do with it...it could spell the end for Japan Town. This would suck, no doubt. The more I thought about it though if I really really really wanted to be real about the situation, I'd have to say that whoever's in charge at Japan Center could have done a way better job keeping the place up & getting other boutiques to do business there. I mean if there were more places that had what I needed I would be blowing alot more okane in there than I do now. I took a step back while I was there yesterday & kinda looked around & soaked it all in. I can definitely say that Japan Center has seen much better days.
Would it be such a bad thing if a new company did buy Japan Center? It would if they bought it & turned it into something other than a Japan Town. If they bought it & kept the place Japan Town but brought in a fresh new vibe...I think that may be good. I have frequented many restuarants & stores in Japan Center for years... but let's face it, business is business & every one of those shops would have to step up game if I were running Japan Center.
Just a thought, I would definitely rather have my rickety old Japan Center than have no Japan Center at all but I am imagining a new & improved Japan Center with kick ass boutiques in it where I could hang out all day long after class ya know. What about the stores in there already? Well Nihon Machi, across the street from Japan Center would be a great place to renovate & could house alot of the smaller boutiques doing business in the Center now. Wow it all seems so simple hehe. I know I'm missing something here but it's just a thought....well minna be safe out there.
I'm thinking of organizing my own save J-Town rally complete with breakdancers & a special guest rap performance by Ice-T. It would be a great opportunity to bring together the rival break dance crews in the city for a good cause. What do you guys think?
Langdon, I hope your pet tarantula doesn't escape from his cage, crawl up your one rolled up pant leg while you're sleeping & bite the inside of your ass cheek releasing venom that gives you a horrible itchy rash.
Freefall I hope that you don't slip as you're getting into the shower then fall hitting your head, knocking you out for a couple days butt ass naked on the floor & your neighbor calls emergency services to check on you because your mail is piling up then the police & fire men find you passed out butt ass naked on your bathroom floor in the fetal position shivering in your own urine & feces.
I really hope that doesn't happen to you guys because you're both my friends & I love you guys dearly as much as a non gay guy could love another non gay guy except Langdon because he's gay. But I'm not.