Hishamuddin Rais in Tokyo: Sushi News 5
October 2, 2007 1:38:39 PM GMT+08:00
SUSHI NEWS 5
TUESDAY: 2 OCTOBER 2007
We had screening ‚Äì a good film on HIROSHIMA and two more documentaries from India ‚Äì good issue about SEX WORKERS but not well done ‚Äì the usual crappy NGO kind of stuff – done to get FOREIGN FUNDING ‚Äì the usual game played by loads of other NGOS around the world ‚Äì fucking self-promotion – both stories from the maker ‚Äì shit ‚Äì in PCL they will be shot dead.
LAST SUNDAY: 30 SEPT 2007
Went out to the Tokyo version of FOOD NOT BOMBS – it was bloody cold and hujan all the time ‚Äì I stayed in cheapo hotel compare to my current International House ‚Äì one night at I-House could cover one week of that cheapo hotel. Many backpackers. Not far from some ancient RED DISTRICT area ‚Äì (RUMAH MERAH SI-BLACK).
Before that, I was a guest at a Japanese family house ‚Äì home made Sakiyaki / Cecah-cecah / Steam Boat ‚Äì just to have the feeling entering these little houses.
FOOD ‚Äì I will review this on OFF THE EDGE together with the FOOD NOT BOMBS story.
I was doing some serving there ‚Äì SIMILAR like our Sunday afternoon ‚Äì without exception all the volunteers work (NO KECIK there to be the GEDEBE!!! Hahahahah!)
But it was so miserable ‚Äì the rain and wind ‚Äì and the serving place was at a river bank ‚Äì just imagine the wind. But it was very Japanese all the way.
TODAY, TUESDAY: 2 OCTOBER 2007 – LATE AFTERNOON
I am heading for Shinjuku ‚Äì the Bukit Bintang of Tokyo ‚Äì Pudin gave me an address of an anarko group ‚Äì rang them up yesterday ‚Äì so I must check them out. PLEASE NOTE: anarko kat sini pun satu pesen, depa cuti hari RABU! Ahahahahah maka jenis anarko aku pun tak tahu. Tutup opis pukul lapan ‚Äì Jepun Jepun ‚Äì anarko pun kena regimented ‚Äì ni samalah macam PUNK /NAZI yang datang rumah aku tapi takut anjing ‚Äì pooorah punk!!!
I received an e-mail from Matthew ‚Äì a Canadian ‚Äì dia kata dia ada sampai BAU BAU ‚Äì entah mat salleh mana ‚Äì Pudin yang bagi address. Dia pun ada di Tokyo ni ‚Äì mungkin akan jumpa.
Tomiko ‚Äì isteri latiff dah sampai ‚Äì aku dah call dia ‚Äì tapi dia sibuk ‚Äì ada kenduri tahlil kat pagoda ‚Äì kawan baik Tomiko bunuh diri dua minggu lalu.
FOOD ‚Äì wow ‚Äì this is the boring part ‚Äì the program gave us enough money to eat well BUT nak order apa? Malam tadi aku gi supermarket beli sayur dan masak mee segera ‚Äì ada satu bar /restauran yg aku minat tapi malam senin tutup! Ciiiiis! Miss babi rebus.
SUSSSSHHIII‚Ä¶. Well, one could take it but after some time one does get bored ‚Äì for the next two months… Let see, if I will get bored!
OK ‚Äì dah raya ke belum? Aku belum beli seluar dalam lagi – sejuk kontol!
TOKYO is bloody cold! NEVER COME TO JAPAN AFTER SEPTEMBER, unless one has a Japanese girl or jambu to warm u up ‚Äì or else ‚Äì sejuk sejuk sejuk!!
TAKE CARE STAY TUNED!!