Simon and Martina, two of my favorite YouTubers, show us what it’s like living in Tokyo during the coronavirus panic.
A beautiful tribute to farmers. Their work now takes a lot of sophisticated knowledge and hard work, Mr. Bloomberg.
What’s it like to work or volunteer for the Beijing Subway? A friend of my friend finds out.
Kudos to this brilliant expat who worked so hard to show us this side of city life.
A fascinating interview by the maker of a film Letter from Masanjia. I’ve got to track down this film.
Here’s a good summary of Salam’s ideas on immigration, which he explains in his book Melting Pot or Civil War. If you believe in hearing two sides of an issue, Salam should be on your reading list.
I saw on Inside Lens, a Japanese TV documentary that in Japan people rent “friends” if their real friends aren’t attractive enough for Instagram and social media photos or they rent families if they’re lonely. (That video’s not on YouTube.) Here Conan O’Brien used such a service.
Renting friends or family has such a melancholy feeling, but this other Japanese trend bothers me more. You can pay someone to apologize for you.
While the service is costly at $400-500 USD, I still think these customers are getting off easy.
A colleague at my new job suggested I watch Chris Fleming as Gayle Waters Waters on a comedy show on YouTube. It’s an outlandish look at upper middle class suburbia. Enjoy.
I’m impressed with the how entertaining this show is when there’s no studio or big budget. The humor isn’t cookie cutter. It’s also not G rated. They don’t swear, but there are some risqué comments.