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It's great to be back in Osaka!  Makiko and I crashed the HiJak x-mas party at GARB on the 23rd, and I got to DJ a bit then.  On Christmas Day, we explored the hills of northeastern Osaka, an area we'd never been to, near the Nara and Kyoto borders.  The last few days, I've been hanging out with my pals Claire and Andrew (former Osaka residents and current world travelers).  We've been dropping in on our favorite old haunts and pretending we never left. 

NFTOS regulars will be familiar with many of those old haunts from videos which bear their names, i.e. Chove Chuva (Brazilian music shop & cafe), Barbes (Bar & restaurant specializing in Cous cous and Pho), Kasu Udon (fantastic udon shop near Laba Laba), Cafe Absinthe (if you have to ask...), Omoni (Korean restaurant downstairs from Oasis Lounge) and Bar Uno (which you can see in Loop Line #5 of 8:  http://www.newsfromtheotherside.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=255472 ).  We've also been trying some new places too!

Tonight I'll be DJing at Cafe Absinthe from about 8:00 p.m., then heading over to nearby Laba Laba (the first place I ever DJed) to hangout for the rest of the evening.  I'll try to post the exact times here later today, before heading out.

Right now I'm staying in Suminodo, in northeastern Osaka.  At the moment I am enjoying an early morning cup of coffee and watching the sun come up over Mount Ikoma. 

Posted by Rob.

Tags:  NFTOS, Osaka, bars, cafes, restaurants, DJing, DJ events, HiJak, Garb, Chove Chuva, Barbes, Deligo, Kasu Udon, Absinthe, Omoni, Bar Uno

Category:events -- posted at: 10:32 PM