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There are lots of concerts I want to see! Argh.
8/29-This Charming Band at Slim’s
9/2- Nada Surf at GAMH
9/9- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at GAMH
9/15- Living Legends at the Fillmore
9/21- Tiger Army at the Fillmore
9/20-21- Treasure Island Music Festival (Bands I want to see: Tegan and Sara, TV On the Radio, Hot Chip, Aesop Rock, Tokyo Police Club, The Kills, Goldfrapp, ehh Justice).
I want to get sacred hearts as a tattoo. I like the old ones with Christ and Mary, and the two sacred hearts portrayed. BUT WHERE.
I’m tired of feeling like I’m the only one who ever fucking cares about my friends. The one to call, the one to try and make plans, the only one who ever really cares what’s going on in my friend’s lives. Well I’m fucking tired of feeling like I’m being taken advantage of, the planner, the only one seemingly interested, because I’m tired of people not taking me or a friendship somewhat seriously. And that any moment that I might mess up, I’m hugely at fault despite all the times I’ve been understanding and supportive, how many times I’ve dealt with flakiness, emotional crap, etc. I’m just fucking tired of it.
What I’ve Been Listening to Lately:
Chromeo- Fancy Footwork; She’s in Control
Sigur Ros- Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
The Grouch- Show You The World; No More Greener Grasses
Aesop Rock- None Shall Pass
Keak Da Sneak- Defied
Tiger Army- Music From Regions Beyond
Daft Punk- Discovery
Girl Talk- Feed the Animals
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese men are worrying about more than mere sweat as summer temperatures rise: talk of body odour caused by ageing is adding to anxiety in a land that prizes being squeaky clean.
Being Japan, it has also sparked a range of new products, from odour-eating suits to special chewing gum.
“My wife tells me that I stink,” said company manager Atsushi Asami, 47, interviewed on a typically hot and humid Tokyo street. “I am concerned about ageing odour and know there are anti-ageing odour products, but have not bought them myself.”
An on-line survey by CBIC, a Tokyo-based company that sells deodorant products, found that 89 percent of 700 Japanese women in their 20s and 30s found men smelly in commuter trains.
Shiseido Research Centre, a laboratory affiliated with Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido, sparked the trend to anti-odour products for older men when it discovered eight years ago a substance that it named “kareishu”, or ageing odour.
The lab identified nonenal, a type of fatty acid, as the cause, saying unsaturated fatty acids and oxidative decomposition increase from around 40 years of age.
“Increasingly, people are becoming concerned about their body odour,” said Tsuneaki Gomi, a plastic surgeon who runs a clinic on body odour in Tokyo.
“Japan is becoming more of a cleanliness and odourless society. And the name, kareishu, fits right in with that trend of the times,” Gomi said.
Aoki Holdings Inc, a discount menswear chain, last year started selling ‘deodorant suits’ as well as anti-odour shirts and socks.
“More Japanese men are becoming concerned about their smell and so the need for anti-body odour products is growing,” said company spokesman Yuriko Moriya.
The 61,950 yen (292 pound) suits, are laced with disinfectants that absorb and break down substances that produce ageing odour and the smell of sweat. Sales this year have doubled from the same time last year.
Gomi says lifestyle changes are probably a better way to fight the smell, since avoiding stress and excessive eating and drinking help ease the problem.
But he added: “Being called ‘smelly’ can be damaging to our personality. In that sense, deodorant products can be used as a confidence booster.”