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Saturday, November 28, 2015

[Photo] Another lovely afternoon in a JR Yamanote train


Another lovely afternoon in a JR Yamanote train

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[Photo] Hachiko reminding everyone it's #worldaidsday on Dec 1


Hachiko reminding everyone it's #worldaidsday on Dec 1

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[Photo] Hachiko made a new friend today


Hachiko made a new friend today

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

[Photo] Wah, I thought I lost this Panorama photo of Hong Kong forever


Wah, I took this panorama photo of Hong Kong on the roof of Hotel Panorama before I headed to the airport, but somehow the photo wasnt processed properly. I thought the photo's gone forever. Few days later, I rebooted my phone and somehow found this in my gallery! How miraculous!

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[Photo] I thought I saw an eagle up there


I thought I saw an eagle up there

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Monday, November 23, 2015

[Photo] I've left Hong Kong and am back in rainy Tokyo. Before I went to the airport, i headed to the Sky Garden of my hotel room get a good view of the place.


I've left Hong Kong and am back in rainy Tokyo. Before I went to the airport, i headed to the Sky Garden of my hotel room get a good view of the place.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

[Photo] It's my mom's birthday today. Happy birthday, mom! Too bad I'm in Tokyo now. Dad will celebrate with her.


It's my mom's birthday today. Happy birthday, mom! Too bad I'm in Tokyo now. Dad will celebrate with her.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

[Photo] She walked away from the bus without looking back. To where? I don't know.


She walked away from the bus without looking back. To where? I don't know.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

[Photo] Went to the China Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the Tokyo Opera City. A classical performance in a futuristic building


Went to the China Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the Tokyo Opera City. A classical performance in a futuristic building

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[Photo] He was really looking forward to the Christmas tree...


He was really looking forward to the Christmas tree...

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Goodbye, Grantland

A favourite site of mine, Grantland, just got closed down yesterday.

Urgh. ESPN is closing Grantland. I'm depressed. It's usually one of the first sites I go to everyday. For its great articles on films, music and sports.
Posted by Edmund Yeo on Friday, October 30, 2015


After a day, things started sinking in. Its absence more strongly felt. Overwhelmed by a feeling of numbness, I tried to eulogize it on Facebook while sharing a link which listed a number of great Grantland articles that had accompanied me over the past few years.

Grantland just got shut down yesterday. It's been long time since I felt so much sadness for the closing of a website,...
Posted by Edmund Yeo on Sunday, November 1, 2015

This was what I wrote:

Grantland just got shut down yesterday. It's been long time since I felt so much sadness for the closing of a website, therefore I feel that I should be writing more about it...

When I was reminded that it started in 2011, I was couldn't believe it. Has it only been 4 years? It felt so much longer, maybe because I've been visiting the site everyday. At first, I was there for the sports stuff, the NBA articles were great. But gradually, the great film, television and other pop culture articles begin to appear. The writing is exquisite, and being in longform, it was absolutely a pleasure to go through them, immersing myself in the fine writing, the great content. Zach Lowe's intricate coverage of the NBA, Brian Phillip's almost-mythical tennis articles (his "Sea of Crises", which covers sumo, Mishima Yukio's seppuku during a trip in Japan is a delicious piece of writing which is as good as any literary work I've read), Wesley Morris' wonderful film reviews (I found myself nodding happily last year when he lauded Lav Diaz's NORTE as an "honest-to-goodness masterpiece"), Rembert Browne's coverage of Ferguson, Molly Lambert's illuminating album and TV reviews etc. Reading them had given me so much joy, it's probably the website that I visit most daily (aside from Facebook). Because it is exciting whenever they have new articles online.

And now it's all gone. Since then, numerous websites have shared their list of all-time favourite Grantland articles, and rereading them is giving me such a bittersweet feeling. The NBA season had just started, and sadly, strangely, I find myself at a loss.

What do I do now? Finish the last few pages of Murakami's WILD SHEEP CHASE, go through another few stories from Italo Calvino's ITALIAN FOLKTALES. Start my writing. Finish my editing. Perhaps make a longer list of things to do, just to distract myself from the growing void.

[Photo] This train station was pretty empty during Halloween


This train station was pretty empty during Halloween

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