Creating Art with S Memo

In the last year or so, I’ve been creating art—mostly portraits—using S Memo on my cellphone. S Memo is like a simplified version of Microsoft Windows Paint: you get some drawing tools (pencil, brush, marker), an eraser, a text tool, a customizable color palette, and an undo function. The whole thing began when I decidedContinue reading “Creating Art with S Memo”

62nd Annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen / 2011 紅白歌合戦

On December 31, 2011, at 7:15pm Japan Standard Time (December 31, 2:15am Pacific Standard Time/California), NHK will broadcast the 62nd annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen (“Red and White Song Battle”). Some of my favorites will be performing, including Hamasaki Ayumi, Mizumori Kaori, Wada Akiko, Porno Graffiti, and of course, Perfume. The show will run approximately 4.5 hours.Continue reading “62nd Annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen / 2011 紅白歌合戦”