Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Awww Shit…

January 31, 2009

Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.

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Come Back To Me

January 23, 2009


To say I was surprised when I heard this is an understatement. It’s as if Utada called me on the phone and asked “Jero, what kind of song do you want me to make?” And I answered her by coming up with the following list:

-Go back to your R&B influenced roots.
-Don’t make it sound too techno J-Poppy.
-Make it sound like an R&B song from the 90’s.
-Sing it in english.
-Add a clap track.
-Add a part where you just talk in the breakdown.
-Soulful background singers during the chorus.


-Get a rapper to rhyme on it.
-Auto Tune

Okay, so at least she got to most of my requests.

“Come Back To Me” by Utada Hikaru:

I don’t know about the cover though. The picture is fine but something about the font looks off to me. It looks like some 12 year old photoshopped the title on there.

Work That

January 23, 2009

I know I’m a tad late on this but I can’t just not talk about it. So what’s the final verdict? I think it’s absolutely horrible. The beat is lame, the chorus is as plain as it gets and I despise Chris Brown so there’s yet another point deducted. The only saving grace I guess, is the bouncing asses. I’ll give it that at least. Overall, still a crappy song.

I’ll probably still get the album though.

Why the fuck is Verbal wearing a Viking helmut? Is that the new new? Bape Viking Helmuts?

High Kick Girl

January 10, 2009

I have no idea what the story is about and frankly I don’t care. I’m already sold. Best film of 2009.

A Bathing Ape by Nigo

January 2, 2009

A trip to San Francisco always means a visit to Kinokuniya book store and a visit to Kinokuniya book store means money disappearing from my wallet. I decided not to buy my usual issues of Street Jack and Bape catalog and instead, went ahead and picked up this hefty beauty.

A Bathing Ape

A Bathing Ape 3

A Bathing Ape 4

A Bathing Ape 2

Happy New Years!

Kiks Tyo x Yuko Ishida x Shanadoo Tees

December 27, 2008

New Kiks and a girl tees! I’m gonna be honest, I don’t know who Shanadoo is, but I’d definitely wear a shirt with them on it. The Yuko Ishida tee is nice, but I don’t know, it just doesn’t feel like a Kiks Tyo X A Girl tee unless it’s in white. For my money, the Shanadoo tee is the one to get. I like the logic here, what’s better than having a dope looking girl adorn your shirt wearing nice sneakers? Having FOUR dope looking girls adorn your shirt wearing nice sneakers. It’s basic math really.

Get your preorder on here and here.

Yuko Black

Yuko Black2



Baby Milo x Mario Tees

November 2, 2008

Cliff Edge has in new Bape tees featuring arguably two of Japans most famous icons. Milo and Mario. Normally I would have purchased these before posting this blog but in today’s dire financial times, I just don’t have the money to even begin to imagine spending $175 on a shirt. These are much better than the Milo x Spongebob collab tees, but not nearly as cool as the Milo x Hello Kitty ones, that’s just me though.

I’m 100% positive these will be gone by morning, economic crisis or not. I’ve always said that that Street Wear heads are not unlike crack heads. I’m guessing the same people that bought up the Mario x Milo Nintendo DS’s for $600 a pop will quickly snatch these up without a second thought. So if there are any left by the time you read this, cop em here.

Sneaker & Girl: Yuko Ishida/Freddy Dunks

October 25, 2008

New Sneaker & Girl tee by Kiks Tyo with Yuko Ishida rocking the abominations that are the Freddy Dunks. Frankly, these particular SB’s are just plain fucking nasty. It’s Halloween so it’s a proper release and makes sense for this time of year, but those have to be one of the ugliest Dunks Nike has ever released. Luckily, the incredible good looks of Ms. Ishida do well in balancing it all out though. Pre-orders end Nov. 4th, so get them in while you can folks.

If I were a character in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Yuko Ishida would be the perfect form for Freddy Krueger to take while in my dreams in order to lull me in right before gutting me with his claw.

Kiks Tyo x Yuko Ishida Shop Exclusive Tees

October 1, 2008

I wasn’t too impressed with the first two Kiks Tyo x Yuko Ishida tees, these two however are actually worth getting BUT are only exclusive to certain stores(fucking shit!), both of which are located in a different country than the one I currently live in. Kiks Tyo is releasing the Yuko Ishida/Air Jordan XI tee at Capsule located in Canada on Oct. 3rd.

69 Yorkville Ave. Suite #104
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5R1B8
Tel : (416) 926-1845

Now this one, this is the one I want. Yuko Ishida in a bikini holding one of my favorite sneakers of all time, the Infared Air Max 90. This one is being released on Oct. 3rd throughout the various Limited Edition locations across Singapore. Would anyone care to be my proxy?

Limited Edt VAULT
#03-12 The Heeren
Singapore 238855
Tel : (65) 68369095

Limited Edt Queensway
#01-21 Queensway Shopping Centre
Singapore 149053
Tel : (65) 64763835

# 01-20 Queensway Shopping Centre
Singapore 149053
Tel: (65) 64763835

Limited Edt Peninsula
#01-09 Peninsula Shopping Centre
Singapore 179804
Tel : (65) 63363180

Kiks Tyo x Yuko Ishida Carmine Tee

September 21, 2008

You know, I never really liked the Carmines. I remember them fetching big bucks on ebay and it always boggled my mind as to why anyone would pay an extreme amount of cash for a Jordan VII with that ugly maroon color in it. The only VII I ever really liked were the Olympics. I liked them so much I bought two pairs but in hindsight now that I think about it, they weren’t all that great either. I guess it was the hype and peoples excitement for them that made me like them so much.

I don’t even keep up with Jordan releases anymore but from what I’ve seen it seems all they release are Jordans that have 5 pairs of Jordans sewn together in some inhumane Frankenstein manner. That or they release those two packs were they make you buy two shoes and they always have one Jordan that everyone wants and then pack in a horrible pair of J’s no one wants. It’s like they have this list of all of the Air Jordan’s and Retro Air Jordans in every colorway on this list of top sellers and worst sellers and they pick one from the top and one from the bottom of that list and charge $300 for the whole thing. Yeah you’re getting two shoes but still. I don’t want to pay $300 for two pairs of shoes, only one of which I’m going to wear.

Wow, I actually remember when I use to be a Air Jordan fanatic but now, the only Jordan I ever plan on owning is the Black/Cement IV. They just released that in a double pack with the black XIX’s or “the basket weave Jordan” as I like to call it. Horrible. Just give me the fucking Retro IV without the XIX please, thanks.

Anyways, Yuko Ishida is hot. Kiks Tyo is dope. The tee is fresh(despite the Carmines). You know the deal, pre-order them here. Peace.