Craft Coffee Stand E-MA Buidling, Osaka Umeda I noticed a new coffee stand opened in the E-MA building in Umeda, Osaka, so I had to check it out. My review is as follows: Not bad for a very small coffee stand. Only one variety of coffee beans available. Reasonable price. Seating available in the Loftman… Read more »
UCC Coffee Museum Learn the History of Coffee with Tasting included I heard about the UCC Coffee Museum through a blog post. It sounded like a good hands-on opportunity to further my knowledge in coffee production and tasting. I presumed there would be a cafe there too, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality… Read more »
Brooklyn Roasting Company – Namba Brooklyn comes to Minami On a visit to Brooklyn Roasting Company in Kitahama, I noticed a blackboard at the front of the store advertising a new shop, Brooklyn Roasting Company – Namba. I thought it would be exciting to check out a new branch, so I set out during the… Read more »
Namtastic Gourmet and Cafes Recommended Cafes in Kansai Brooklyn Roasting Company Series Brooklyn Roasting Company Kitahama Brooklyn Roasting Company Expo City (Suita) South Swell (Hommachi) Brooklyn Roasting Company Namba Takamura Wine and Coffee Roasters (Higobashi) UCC Coffee Museum – (Kobe) Northshore Cafe and Dining (Kitahama) PompomPurin Cafe Osaka (Umeda Hankyu) Mondial Kaffee 328 Mondial Kaffee 328… Read more »
Takamura Wine & Coffee Roasters Cafe If you’re looking for a very spacious, quiet cafe with excellent quality coffee and you’re not concerned about walking 10 minutes from the nearest subway station, Takamura Wine & Coffee Roasters is a top recommendation. You can find Takamura Wine & Coffee Roasters located in Nishi-ku Osaka, to the… Read more »
Cherry Blossoms at Osaka Castle It’s that time of the year again in Japan. Locals turn out in droves to enjoy Hanami – picnics under the cherry blossoms. This year I headed to the grounds of Osaka Castle with the Kansai Photographer’s Meetup group. I also met up with some friends for a Wine Picnic… Read more »
Light Trails – Long Exposure Photography in Umeda, Osaka I asked for some advice in taking long exposure photos of light trails in the Kansai Photographers Meetup Group, and the advice I got was to visit a bridge or overpass. The first place I thought of was the very large overpass in between the train… Read more »
Tunes For Tohoku Live Acoustic Performance @ Avalon Pub – Huawei Nexus 6P vs SONY RX100 M3 Tunes For Tohoku is an awesome band raising money for orphans in the Tohoku Region of Japan that was devastated after the earthquake on March 11, 2011. All of their profits go to charities to help the orphans. I had… Read more »
SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review Table of Contents: 1) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – Buying Decision 2) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – for Street Photography 3) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – for Portrait Photography 4) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – for Long Exposure Photography 5) SONY RX100… Read more »
SONY A6300 Review – This is an initial review of SONY’s new flagship APS-C sensor A6300 Mirrorless Interchangable Lens Digital Camera SONY A6300 Review – On February 3, 2016, SONY officially announced the latest version of its flagship APS-C sensor mirrorless camera, the SONY A6300. This camera is the successor to the A6000 which was… Read more »
First thing in the morning be PROACTIVE, not REACTIVE
I’m starting a new habit of not turning on my phone immediately in the morning. (My phone is actually on recording the length of my sleep and ready for if I need an alarm, but it’s in flight mode). It wasn’t this particular article, but I’ve read before that being in a reactive state first… Read more »
Timelapse – Canberra Weather – From Photographer Ben Andrews
Photographer Ben Andrews presents this breathtaking video and time lapse shot around the Canberra Region over the past 4 years.
Have a Namtastic New Year in 2016!
Wishing everyone a Namtastic New year in 2016! This shot was taken at Sam and Dave’s in Shinsaibashi minutes before the countdown to 2016 when the balloons fell and party poppers went off.
Spectre by Radiohead on SoundCloud – Free Download
Radiohead made the theme song for the latest James Bond 007 movie, Spectre, but it wasn’t used in the final cut. The Independent have an article here. Also, an alternative opening credits can be seen here: I think think it’s a lot better than the theme song they selected, Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s on the Wall’…. Read more »
Stroll in Cairns
Gamer in the Corner
You enjoy your shopping, I’ll be right here in the corner conquering the world from my handheld game console!
Lone Christmas Tree on the edge of the sky
MaoMaoTV Challenge – Japanese Gyaru makeover 【挑戰】台灣人挑戰日本109辣妹妝｜【チャレンジ】台湾人 ガングロギャル変身
It was fun to work on this video with MaoMaoTV. I was in charge of filming while Mao produced, directed and edited all the content. Great job Mao! Check out this video and more on Mao’s YouTube Channel! There will be more Namtastic collaborations with MaoMaoTV in the near future! Stay tuned!
South Swell サウス・スウェル – It’s Brooklyn Roasting Company with great burgers!
South Swell サウス・スウェル – It’s Brooklyn Roasting Company with great burgers! South Swell was recommended to me from members of the Coffee Crawl Meetup group after we visited Brooklyn Roasting Company and North Shore in Kitahama. South Swell is a cool looking surf-themed cafe in Honmachi, Osaka, Japan. It might be a bit out… Read more »
109 Cinemas IMAX @ Expo City Osaka