Monument of the Twenty-Six Martyrs by Funakoshi Yasutake, Nagasaki, 1962.

Singing from the Cross

Four weeks ago I watched Silence: the Martin Scorsese film released last December, based on Shusaku Endo’s historical fiction novel. One hour prior, I finished reading the book. The story follows two 17th century Portuguese Jesuit missionaries’ journey to Japan in search of their … Continue Reading →


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2016 in Review

For the UK, it was Brexit. For the US, it was Trump. For Japan, it was Pen Pineapple Apple Pen. For me and Chi, 2016 went a little like this: Wedding: Engaged in January, married in May…and June. Of all events … Continue Reading →


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Thanksgiving for Thorns

Since early October, I’ve been fully healthy for a whopping two days. Nothing serious. Just a cold that Chi and I have passed back and forth to each other — sharing is caring — combined with allergies, and a case of food poisoning … Continue Reading →


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The Bridge LIVE@Shimokitazawa

A few photos from our performance at The Bridge LIVE@Shimokitazawa this past Saturday! The Bridge LIVE is a gathering of several bands every three months in the trendy town of Shimokitazawa. It’s put on by my friend Joey Zorina, who is reaching out … Continue Reading →


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Four Years In

Four years ago this month, I boarded a flight from LA to Tokyo, with two suitcases, a carry on, and a backpack. I didn’t even have my guitar. Just the essentials — clothes, Trader Joes gifts for people I had … Continue Reading →


Off to Indonesia

In an hour I’ll be heading out to Jakarta, for the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering. What is Lausanne? The Lausanne Movement began in 1974, when over 2,400 leaders from 150 nations gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland to strategize about world evangelization. … Continue Reading →