Portrait of Nystrom as a Young ManSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 20:38
I was looking through some old papers today and came across this blast from the past.
This is me in the kitchen of my apartment in Tokyo, probably in 1991 or so, which would make me about 23 years old. I had just graduated from college and rented that old, single room, second floor flat in Tokyo. There was only a squat toilet, and no shower or bath. Every other day or so I'd ride my bike to the sento, the public bath, where it cost about $3.00 to get myself clean.
The sliding wooden windows and doors had huge cracks at the jambs, which made it extra cold in the winter. The wind would blow right though, and everything would rattle and shake during earthquakes.
The Daily Paul was not even a twinkle in my minds eye. I'd never heard of Ron Paul.
I had those sunglasses that were just like the ones Andy Warhol was wearing in the poster on the wall behind me, and I thought the picture was clever.
Just found it today, and thought I would share.
What were you doing in 1991?