At a Tokyo university that shall not be named, I was startled by, and drawn to, loud male shouting. Imagine my glee at discovering these college students simultaneously pushing each other into stretching poses and shouting at full volume. I have no idea what they were saying, but the camaraderie and aggression made a sublime pairing. Later, I spotted them running around the campus carrying 2 liter plastic bottles full of water. Their faces mixed determination with exhaustion. This was *very* moe.
I love the title of the review, “Amid all that experience, innocence.” My home state gal Justin Bond sang a cover at the show. That’s a lot of feminine love!
Takahashi Diasuke is a huge queen! I love this pose and outfit.
Update: While I am partial to the Japanese figure skaters, a lovely video of the super-gay Johnny Weir’s short program (wearing a deep V-neck/slim black pant outfit with sequins and pink tassels).
Speed skater Nagashima Keiichiro (長島圭一郎) won Japan’s first medal at the 2010 Olympics. The outfit is *stunning.*
Who’s your favorite Olympic athlete? In terms of sexyness, Apolo Anton Ohno is one of my favorites. Shouldn’t nude posing be compulsory? I, of course, loved the theatricality of the opening ceremonies (costumes, sets, so many white peeps).
And now I am looking forward to tight lycra, sequins, and the outre fashions of Japanese bad boy athletes. Yes, that’s you, snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo, barred from the opening ceremony because you’re too cool for skool!
Awww, isn’t that romantic? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the NY Times reports that young Chinese ladies are renting “boyfriends” to bring home for lunar new year. What greater expression of filial love than parading a fake boyfriend. And some boys apparently can’t resist free train tickets, meals and cigarettes. Nice!
A little late, but worth viewing. Beyonce is a goddess!
I was delighted that Japan-based illustrator Josh McKible shares my interest in Japanese men’s hair, and will be displaying his illustrations on my favorite new online magazine, Snow. In addition to the beautiful art, McKible references trendy hair salons and advice on face shapes and styling tips.
For Style #362 above, a Medium Wolf, here are the details: “Suitable for triangle, oval and square face types. A hard wax is recommended.”
This nonsense English is written on three signboards. What do they mean?