Aftershock: Preorder

 

Aftershock

Aftershock: Artists Respond to Disaster in Japan is available for preorder now.

The printing of this gorgeous book has successfully been funded via Kickstarter, and you can go ahead and reserve yours now! It is truly a unique book, and we all hope that it can bring comfort and inspiration to those who see it. All preorders go to charity to aid ongoing relief efforts in Japan post-tsunami.

Check here later for a review — I’m waiting until I’ve got the physical copy in my hands to soak it all in, since books have the most impact on me as I read. I’m somewhat of a bibliophile…

By the way, you can download a digital/e-reader version of the book as well!

Nashville Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event 2011

Yay!

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival became the Nashville Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event! In light of recent events, many vendors offered to put part or all of their proceeds towards relief efforts in Japan, and there were many ways to donate.

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Great Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami

I actually have a lot of articles planned right now, all lying dormant due to a momentary dip in language-studying momentum and real-life happenings. Yet all those things pale in face of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami which has rocked northern Japan.

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SPONGE BAWB!!

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As a once-avid fan of Spongebob, and one curious about Spongebob’s overseas popularity, this amuses me to no end.

(Also, take this to be my “not dead” post! Many things happened since October. I may begin occasionally posting things that are simpler to write about, like Japanese video games or conventions. Not often, just sometimes — and always with a theme.)

Nashville Celebration of Cultures 2010

Sing! Dance! Everybody loves everybody! We’re all connected!

In an effort to get out to more festivals (because, as it turns out, there are a lot of cool ones locally, especially this time of year), I went to the Celebration of Cultures at Centennial Park earlier this month. This happened shortly after a rather successful cultural gathering at my old college (I think the third), and some of the people who were there were also here. I was at the fest all day; it was great. All kinds of people and world cultures combine into one big, awesome fest of love. I danced, I ate, I tanned! But I didn’t eat much because all the food lines were really long. I didn’t get to try all the foods I’d like to have. I need something authentic and Greek,  that’s what I need.

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