Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Connectedness and Lucky Charms

Recently i've joined a free men's workshop that focuses on health, geared towards gay and bisexual men. Physical, Mental and Spiritual health. I've attended the first 2 meetings and I can see that i'm going to enjoy this experience. There's something very rewarding about being in a group of diverse men and sharing common experiences and finding common ground. I've already begun to see that some of the guys in the group that I thought I may not have anything in common with or didn't think I would relate to, it's turned out that I have more in common with them then I had thought. I'm really looking forward to the next meeting and am being completely open to the experience. I've always found myself a bit at odds with other gay men, feeling like I could never relate to them other than in a sexual way. This experience is leaning towards proving me wrong in that area, and if it does i'm happy to embrace it.
In other news, my straight buddy gave me a bear paw charm that he had bought some time ago. It was a good luck charm and he got it at an Indian store. It's supposed to offer protection to those who wear it. My friend gave it to me because of the bearpaw tattoo he saw on my chest that reminded him of it, and I also explained to him the symbolic meaning of bears to the gay bear culture. I now carry it around with me everywhere I go, along with my orange rosary that I got in New York last summer. As I get older i'm taking the opportunity to embrace as many feelings of connectedness with others as I can. Maybe that's corny or cheesy, but one thing i've learned in my 40 years on this planet is that being able to truly connect with another person is one of the greatest experiences you can have. Otherwise, life is meaningless if you're going to spend it hiding in a shell.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

weekend geekness

Today I attended the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown. They had a big parade and lots of people were dressed like animé characters, it was really cool.

I liked this pink Bandai transformer style robot. There were a few robots, many geishas, samurais, people with animal hats, a few Pokémons, Sailor Moons and animé girls.


In the mall I also purchased a Bandai Zetton and Bat Seijin figure from the newest Ultra film. I also picked up 3 bootleg DVD's, last year's Ultraman movie, The X From Outer Space and one called Samurai Zombie that sounds promising. They were on sale 3 for $25. The dude selling them was a cool, cute tattooed punk, and he also had duplicate movie posters of cool cult flicks like Horror Of Party Beach, Lucio Fulci's Zombie, Nightmare On Elm Street, Godzilla films, etc. If you're into Japanese geek stuff, the Cherry Blossom Festival is like a wet dream. ;-)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why You Shouldn't Blow Spiderman


In keeping with the spider theme, here's a shot of a venom tank top I recently got.

Finally, a vinyl figure of the spider monster Spiega from the Godzilla series.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

5 on the 5th

So i've seen some bloggers do similar blogs where they'll post random pics on a certain day = e.g. 8 on the 8th, 12 on the 12th... I thought i'd give it a shot. Here are 5 random shots taken on today, the 5th of the month.

1. An upside down crossing signal I encountered when walking to the store on my break.

2. Today my t-shirt matched my undies.

3. Random eye reflection in bathroom mirror.

4. My collection of Marmit Spectreman figures. Spectreman was an outrageous superhero show from Japan in the 70's.

5. Later in the afternoon I met up with a friend for coffee and snapped this pic of a dude's foot in flips and sweats while I was waiting. I got a thing for dude's feet and his were nice.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fool

It's April Fool's Day! Believe no one and trust nothing! Hahaha!