My understanding of Japan was minimal, when I first set foot upon its soil in Okinawa, at the age of 22.READ MORE..
My own ‘selfies’ are rare indeed, but after a frenzy of scanning I too now have a huge backlog of old photos to share on INSTAGRAM.READ MORE..
The joy of writing and receiving multipage handwritten letters is a lost pleasure. My letter output now is no better than the average 21st century yahoo, but I was a prodigious letter writer in the 1980s while doing extensive travel (financed by working in Asian animation studios). In the pre-internet/SmartPhone era, travel abroad might mean … Read more
The Japan Rail Pass was grossly expensive to someone used to meagre 1980s Australian animation wages but I forked over my hard earned cash anyway, for a chance to explore the length and breadth of a country I’d long wanted to see. Only available for purchase outside Japan, The JR Pass is valid on ferries and trains (even … Read more
21st century Shanghai, with its ultra modern skyline and high fashion boutiques, is barely recognisable as the time-stuck town I visited in the 1980s.READ MORE..
My Pop’s rough old hands, and their dirty yet delicate fingernails gently caressing a fancy drinking glass, say so much about the lovely man behind them.READ MORE..
Recently I have been traveling back in time; scanning mountains of old photographs taken as far back as primary-school, and in various countries.READ MORE..