Popeye Magazine for Tokyo City Boys

Cover image for May 2014 issue of Japanese Popeye Magazine [Jp] which I find amusing. Not sure how to explain it, everything seems to click in this photo.

Japanese Popeye Magazine Tokyo cover image

South Korea ferry disaster

Hundreds of people are missing after a ferry capsized and sank in South Korea.

The ship sent a distress signal around 9am KST, April 16, and sank in two hours.

There’re conflicting numbers, four confirmed dead, 260-290 people unaccounted for.

My thought goes to the victims and families. Hope there’re some miracles.

Keiko Kitagawa Sony Cyber-shot

Japanese advertising campaign for Sony Cyber-shot [Jp], featuring actress Keiko Kitagawa. The idea is straightforward, to showcase the quality of the photos that can be taken by the compact camera. There’re also lucky draws for 1060 Japanese buyers (travel coupons worth US$50-$500), doesn’t matter for most of us though.

Keiko Kitagawa Sony Cybershot Japanese advert

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Thai commercial – Unsung Hero

A recent commercial for Thai Life Insurance. Being charitable is commendable but shouldn’t go beyond your means, that’s what I always believe.

The intention is nice but there’re so many wrongs in the short film, e.g. if he saved the fried chicken he fed the strayed dog he could have sent the kid to school a lot sooner; and the flower pot doesn’t solve much problem, that water need to be fixed.

World Order – Have A Nice Day (in Akihabara)

Japanese music video for Have A Nice Day by techno-pop group World Order. Decent song, interesting choreography and video concept…

The MV featured many elements of Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town, e.g. cosplay, specialist stores, maid cafe, anime, arcades, and girl group AKB48 etc.

World Order was formed in 2009 by Genki Sudo, a retired mix-martial artist and kickboxer, who also wrote most (if not all) of the group’s songs.