Tokyo

Memoir of a Gay-sha!



Perhaps the only one country I had any kind of preparation to see is Japan.
Took Japanese language courses in college with the plan on visiting and being able to navigate without an issue... and to my credit, I did v well... with my iPhone. LOL

I landed in Tokyo coming from my trip to Bangkok....requiring a much needed rest.

The excitement cannot be overstated!

side note: JAL Airlines hands down has the best food ever...provided you're in 1st or Business; you enjoy the menu from their "restaurant" called BEDD which you can order on a tablet at your seat. I ate so many bento boxes LOL


Now, when I would dream of Tokyo, I imagined a blend of high fashion, goofy outfits, talking robots, classic temples, cherry blossoms, and anime themed everything. Tokyo didn't disappoint on any one of those dreams! o(≧∇≦o)

TOKYO A GO-GO BABY!!
Seriously,  I am so in love with this culture, I'm convinced there is a Japanese school girl in my soul that loves kawaii everything; she was finally home!! 
ヘ(=^・ω・^= )ノ 
 Yes. Yes. Yes  
The Harijuku Ghillie Suit
                                 
       I stayed in Shibuya in the Harajuku district to be in the heart of the Tokyo fashion scene...where the catwalk got its claws, Irasshaimase! (thanks Gwen Stefani). You will see a lot of Japans cute fashion being represented in this area, a plus for people watching.  I was able to see most of what I wanted just walking about, which is great because the super kick ass transit system is confusing af to me.  щ(゜ロ゜щ)
A school girl in a man in a robot woman. #OnlyInJapan

First stop, Yoyogi Park...
You can literally wander in this park for hours on end, which I was happy to do. You will eventually come across Meiji Jingu Temple, an incredible temple in the heart of Tokyo. Honestly, its easy to forget you're in a massive city when you're in this park... (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

 


 I loved all the photo ops here. Plus, I found my dream door. (thats gotta be a normal thing)
I. Love. This. Door ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)

The scope of this trip was for me to recover from the shit show that was Bangkok, which was easily accomplished. Tokyo's skyline is pretty and easy to get lost in thought staring into...I highly recommend finding a place with a tub on the roof, it was a flawless way to enjoy the view and relax for long periods.  (๑꒪▿꒪)*




Taittinger and views.

In the morning its off to do some shopping! Holy shit, they have a store chain called SoftBank which are like our Sharper Image on steroids...actual robots in there. She talked and twerked! Tech-boner! 

but actually, tho.. she said no. :: ˓(ᑊᘩᑊ⁎) ::
Ha. I almost married that robot. Surely it's legal here.
These were the guests I invited to the wedding
Would have had our honeymoon at the Robot Restaurant that night (duh).  Robot Restaurant puts on an hour long dinner show with battling robots, dancers, crazy costumes, and some wild techno music. This is a must see for a weird Japan enthusiast.




Alas, I settled into a bitter truth: A gay man cannot marry a heterobot. On to the next...

 I explored every corner I could and still felt like I hadn't seen enough! Not to be a size queen but Tokyo Tower is goddamngigantic! 


o(〃^▽^〃)o    Daddies~!
I freakin love this city, the food was incredible, a niche for anything you could imagine existed here, and yet still I could not find a place to rest my heart. Perhaps next time I will find love...

Probs not, got a cool umbrella tho...
I mean, like, a super cool umbrella!
Oh! The classic car scene was unexpected:





Till next time Tokyo! ╭( ・ㅂ・)و ̑̑ ˂ᵒ͜͡ᵏᵎ⁾✩

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Bangkok

Bangkok


Easily my longest trip, keeping me out of the US for over a month. Anyone who knows me, knows I have an inner Asian that screams to be represented - we lived our best life here.

My accommodations were set up through AirBnB at Hyde condominium  in sukhumvit off of soi 13. This condo was insane!!! An entire floor of this building is a wrap around pool/gym. You can legitimately swim from one side of this building to the other, which was pretty neat to do 7 stories up. I was happy to call this place home, as any sensible lover of luxury high-rises would.


There is so much life to the city!!! Night or day, Bangkok is always poppin. I can think of nowhere else where you can encounter some of the most beautiful sights and colors your eyes have ever seen, and also smell some of the most putrid things a human can stomach. Seriously. Ever been down wind of a fish market in Bangkok during the summer with 95% humidity? Ha. Id rather spend 6 days in a room full of mostly decaying bodies than to get a HINT OF A WHIFF of that smell again.

Lumpini Park



The parks and Wats' are by far the biggest draw for tourists here, which isn't hard to figure out why. In fact, the vibrancy of the colors is probably the most shocking part of all. ...You know when you watch the "demo TV" at Best Buy and its some insane color pallet you wouldn't have recreated in normal circumstance? Thats fuckin Bangkok. 
Everything shines in these parks and temples. 



You're hit by the dramatic contrast when to walk out of the temple above, and right back into the city below.





Wow, yeah. Like. So pretty. Zoom in. Treat yo self.


This is neat and all. Where is my debauchery in this crazy city? 
.....
Yeah, well. I recline all the time, so. 

 A good way to start is at a restaurant called Cabbages and Condoms, where condom themed everything lives...

Then go over to "Soi Cowboy" and find yourself a girl. Its easy to do.... 

Kinda...cause like. You have to do a "dick check"... 

She failed the test... with a 10in dick. I was V happy to meet a ladyboy tho. 

Off to one of those neat-o shows they all talk about. It is imperative that you be drunk enough that auto-correct can take over and you will have no ability to recognize that. 
A show dedicated to the physical prowess of the female genitalia.

 Recuperate from your night of ladyboys, ping-pong shows, and heavy drinking with more parks and temples. mmmmm. lavish.





Easily my favorite place to be on this Earth.