Rampage of Appreciation

Rampage of Appreciation

I play this game called “The Rampage of Appreciation.” Now I must confess that I did not coin this brilliant ...

Nightlife in Hangzhou

Nightlife in Hangzhou

There is something magical about Hangzhou. Just like Kyoto and Ubud in Bali, it’s a city shrouded in history and ...

BORN This Way in Fukui・福井に梵

BORN This Way in Fukui・福井に梵

Continued from "A Day at Yamasa Shoyu" Early next morning, despite being hideously hungover yet again, we’re thrilled to go to ...

Ganbare Japan! 日本がんばれ!

Ganbare Japan! 日本がんばれ!

An edited version of a column I wrote two years ago, after the undersea megathrust earthquake off the Pacific coast ...

A Day at a Soy Sauce Brewery

A Day at a Soy Sauce Brewery

First on the itinerary bright and early at 7am after a Roppongi night out was the ultra high tech and immaculate factories ...

Don’t Feed the Monks

Don’t Feed the Monks

Dear non-Hong Kong person, Please do not give money to the Buddhist monks begging for alms outside bars in Central or ...

I’mo Bust your “Cantonese Dialect” Myth

I’mo Bust your “Cantonese Dialect” Myth

So after I bitchpleased that poor uneducated gweilo in my column “Watch your Language,” I received quite a number of ...

Watch Your Language (WARNING: contains expletives)

An edited (but never censored) version was published 6th October 2011 in HK Magazine  So while I was at a scintillating ...

Feed the Troll? I’m turning you into a toad & stomping on you.

Feed the Troll? I’m turning you into a toad & stomping on you.

“If Johannes Pong taught first-year linguistics, we might have lots of sexy (and fabulously foul-mouthed) academics. And I would probably ...

June 4—Cooking a Baby Pygmy Elephant

June 4—Cooking a Baby Pygmy Elephant

June 4th, 2012. 4pm Nap I’m in the UK, and I’m cooking a baby pygmy elephant on a hot non-stick griddle. ...

Party Rock

Party Rock

Look what the wacky W Taipei welcomes me with? Of course I had to go straight back down to the ...

I don’t care i’mo eat some FRIED CHICKEN

I don’t care i’mo eat some FRIED CHICKEN

Coz the sign says "GOOD TO EAT FRIED CHICKEN" in Chinese. And I was drunk as fuck. It went really well ...

A Lady Gaga Weekend

A Lady Gaga Weekend

Yeah that's really her beside me. We're sharing an armchair in the basement of the Venetian, Macau. Hi blessed beings, I’m ...

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