The Resurgence of the 1980s J-POP Genre – Japanese City Pop The 1980 Japanese musical genre known as “City Pop” had been slowly enjoying a resurgence in recent years. However, late last year, a YouTube recommendation algorithm started serving up 1984’s “Plastic Love” by Mariya Takeuchi to its listeners. The irrepressible song went viral and … Read More >>

You’re excited, so you arrive at the airport five hours early for your international flight (as opposed to the recommended three) and wonder what on earth to do with all this cushion time. I’ve got you covered. Whether you’re off to the city beaches of Barcelona, the shark-filled waters of Muizenberg, or the volcanoes of … Read More >>