Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Swedish Christmas feat Japanese Kids

Japanese kids came to eat Swedish candy like "Daim" and "Bilar" at Christmas in IKEA.

The Swedish furniture store IKEA is all over the world and very popular in Japan.

It originally came from a place in Sweden called "Småland" which is written on the sticker the kid got. So cute!

They had a Christmas event for Japanese families with a Swedish Santa Claus giving all the kids funny hats.

This kid documented it all! ^^

Afterwards they could bring traditional Swedish Christmas food home as well. Not this big gingerbread house though. ;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We're on TV Tonight? 今夜またテレビに出るかなぁ?

Tonight me and Said might be on Japanese TV talking about Japanese that sounds like Swedish. Time: 9pm. Channel: Nihon Terebi


We got interviewed by the TV-channel Nihon Terebi when we were taking photos of cool people in Shibuya for TokyoFaces.com


Tonight's show is called Nepu & Imoto's World Ranking. They rank countries on different topics and then listen to what people from those countries has to say about the results.


Last time I watched this show they ranked the countries where women are strongest in society. Sweden ranked in as number one followed by Norway and America. Japan were on 41st place.


They talked with Sahel Rosa which I've met before about women in Persia which came on 18th place.


You can read about when I talked with her here.


In Egypt, the last country on the list, it made big news when a man had said "I'm sorry" to a woman.



The comidian duo Harisenbon that interviewed me here about my room were also on the show. They went to South Korea, the country which performs most plastic surgery in the world.

More interesting rankings and facts about the world tonight! Hopefully Said, me and Harisenbon will all be on TV again! :)

Channel: Nihon Terebi
Air Time: 9pm


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Funny Moments #25 Baby Toilet 赤ちゃん用トイレ

This bathroom in South Korea had a special toilet for kids. =) 

ソウルのお手洗いで子供のために特別なトイレがあった。(^ _ ^)

Next to the store LUSH in Myong-dong they had a bathtub out in the street by the way. To show off their bath products I guess.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

iPrayers in Seoul ソウルのi祈り

When I arrived in South Korea, Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs had just passed away.


At a gathering in remembrance of him in the capital Seoul, this man were praying to an image of him.


Apple's iPhone is everywhere, specially in South Korea. I've never seen as much smart phones as there.


He will definitely be missed by people all over the world.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Funny Moments #24 Zzz...

Lately I've been just as tired as this guy on the subway. So many tests to take, and decisions to make. Gotta wake up!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My First Fan! ;D

When I asked this Yamamba "Run-Chan" for a photo he surprisingly said:
-"Hey it's the guy from TV!" and wanted to take the photo together.

He and his friends asked about how much the rent is at my guest house and said he's friend with Ashley that's been in this blog before.

Creds to awesome Hopy for taking the pictures!
Check out her cool blog

Couldn't imagine to ever be recognized by guys like this when I were small and saw them during vacation in Tokyo. Looove his shoes btw! :D

Hopy also showed me this "Sun-guy". More Yamamba-fashion in the streets please!! ^^

Thursday, November 3, 2011

TokyoFaces.com Reborn!

Maybe some of you remember the Street Snap website TokyoFaces.com. Now it's back, featuring lots of fashionable people including model/artist Sebastiano Serafini in this picture.

Just like before TokyoFaces will have photos of the coolest young people with the latest fashion in Shibuya and Harajuku, but this time we're thinking bigger...

We will go to all kinds of places in Japan, taking pictures of all kinds of people. =)

There will be trendy Japanese poeple, as well as foreigners!

And romantic moments! Instead of always asking everybody to pose for the camera we try to catch the moment and make the photos natural.

Fantastic fashion and people straight from the streets of Japan everyday.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Street Snap of the Day #41

Saw this man running around in Shinjuku from far away. =)

When I asked for a photo he wanted to put on his tiger mask first.

Transformed into a tiger he did thumbs up for photo and continued his run in the concrete jungle. ^^

Funny Moments #23 Face Plants

I always thought that a "face plant" is when you fall and land on your face, but then I saw these face plants in Shibuya. ;)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

South Korea Street Snap

I just came back from some days in Seoul, South Korea.

I lived in Hong-Dae in Seoul, which is kinda like Japan's Harajuku or Shibuya. Met this guy at a market there.

Even though he was so colorful he wanted to show me a photo of himself in black and white for some reason.

Street Snap of the Day #40

In Kabukichou, Shinjuku.

They were handing out flyers for a Halloween Visual Kei-event. Just noticed that the the guy to the right got a gun...

You can see in the streets that there's soon Halloween in Tokyo.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Laughed at by Millions on TV ;)

One week ago I became known in TV as a "Charai"(Playboy) who buys crazy hats for my countries money...

Here's how it happened:

Since there's no English subtitles I will try to explain and translate the show.

My guest house had been choosen to be on a show about people that's poor but still happy. It was the most watched show on TV that night in Japan.

Here's two of the poor girls. Pretty funny that those two are considered poor in Japan...

As in many Japanese TV-shows a panel of famous people are watching and discussing everything that is shown.

While you're watching you can randomly see the famous people's reactions in the box in the upper left corner.

Here's the translation of my clip:

The famous comedian duo Haruna and Haruka has come to our guest house and says:

-"I would like to see who else is living here."

That turns out to be a "23 year old international student from Sweden" named Fredrik...

They come into my room and goes:

-"It's really clean!" (Before the TV-show it was really dirty)

-"Oh you have Japanese magazines."

-"A Playboy bible!?"

Haruna and Haruka: -"Are you a player!?"

Me: -"I'm not a player."

Haruna: -"You take pretty much Purikura... Is that your girlfriend?"

Me: -"No, she's a friend."



Haruna: -"What's this?"

Me: -"A hat..."

Haruna: -"How much did it cost?"


Me: -"About 8000 Yen."

Haruna: -"Are you working now?"

 Me: -"No I get money from the Swedish gouvernment". (Loans mostly)

Haruna: -"Ah like a scholarship."

"-I can't believe this is what you're using Sweden's money for!"

Then some of the people in the studio laugh so much that they almost fall of their chairs.

Here's a longer version of the TV-show I'm in with a part from the studio and more info about my guest house:


14,5% of every household with a TV in Japan watched this show. Feels crazy  to think that more than 10 million people might have seen it.

It's been strange to be recognized in the streets and read people's comments about you in internet forums.

Thank you all so much for watching and recording this. I can't believe how nice everybody's been! ^^