A Very Real Holiday

A Very Real Holiday

"Halloween is that holiday when you can be what you want to be--when you can be yourself. The other you." And this time, you can do that in Japan--in Tokyo.

Happy Halloween from Aliens and Moonbeams.

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t o k y o g l o w

t o k y o   g l o w

What is it like to stumble through a new life in Tokyo? I thought there would be a moment when I knew I’d made it. Or at least a moment when I felt like I was going in the right direction. But honestly, it’s felt like a lot of wrong turns, a lot of meager, less than good decision making, and a surprisingly familiar feeling of doubt.

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The Day Before Trump (in Sendai, Japan) [a Bonus Episode]

The Day Before Trump (in Sendai, Japan) [a Bonus Episode]

It’s Inauguration Day in 2017. Well, almost. This bonus episode was made in less than a day in an effort to capture the essence of “the cringing” that’s happening around the world as D. Trump (トランプ) is sworn into office. Remember, being an alien can be a human thing too. (All voices transmitting from Sendai, Moon-ku, Japan).

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Frankie, the phone that died

Frankie, the phone that died

Frankie, the phone, was my ally and companion before she slipped from my fingers onto the ground, shattering as a subway passed by. It was one of those moments when you realize just how many thousands of miles away from home you are. RIP, good friend.

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