Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation PAYBACK – Download Now

By |April 27th, 2014|

Outside Context & Tier 1 Military Simulation 

Operation Payback
a Basho film in partnership with Daniel Goodall.

Location: STANTA, Eastmere OBUA Training village, Thetford, Norfolk.
Date: 11 – 13 April 2014
36hr OBUA Combat Operation.

This incredibly well played  event showcased […]

Hamilton JazzMaster Maestro Auto Chrono Watch Review

By |November 22nd, 2013|

There are many reasons to wear a watch, I said to myself as I took my turn at the JFK airport security scanner.

“Take off your belts and empty your pockets,” the female TSA agent […]

Endings and Beginnings – Basho and Cesca return home from their adventures

By |November 4th, 2013|

Endings are actually beginnings too. This is what I told myself as I sat in the tiny, oh so tiny, room in Osaka. It’s one of those glass half empty or half full sort […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation DEADLIGHT Promo

By |November 4th, 2013|

Mission : Operation Deadlight

Date: Oct 2013

This incredible Tier 1 event included elements of a Tier 1 Sub Op and involved two live kidnaps of players obtaining their Tier 1 Team Badges. Some fantastic […]

Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, green tea and finding inner peace

By |October 6th, 2013|

I have written before about travellers wanting a point to it all, to travelling. In part this is perhaps seen as them wanting to justify the vast cost of travel; to have a point […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation SANDSTORM DVD release

By |September 29th, 2013|

I know I know, its a year late… but, finally my film of Tier 1 Military Simulation’s Operation Sandstorm is complete and released for immediate digital download.

(I did a write up of the event, which you […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation ORCHID DAWN promo

By |August 27th, 2013|

New release!
Just fresh off the render machine is our latest production for Tier 1; Operation Orchid Dawn.
In aid of the charity ORCHID – Fighting Male Cancer, Warrior (UKAZ) in association with TIER 1 Military […]

The Zen Gardens, Our First Days in Kyoto

By |June 20th, 2013|

The bullet train pulled smoothly and serenely into the station, totally belying the speed it had demonstrated when blistering through the Japanese countryside.

As I stepped down into the shiny and neat Kyoto station the […]

“CHOJUN – A NOVEL” Review: The real Mr. Miyagi

By |June 1st, 2013|

It is said that you can only truly know someone by fighting them, for in the stress of combat the mind of the other is laid bare: their intentions, their fears and their mental […]

Chan Buddhism, Daoism and Zen – Journey through the East

By |May 17th, 2013|

Writing an article about Zen is almost a contradiction in terms. That is unless I simply leave the rest of it blank…

Just a finger, pointing to the moon… But, I don’t want to do that!

At […]

Mount Fuji, Tokyo and the 200 mph Bullet Train

By |May 3rd, 2013|

I wallowed comfortably in the exceedingly warm waters, the balmy mountain air was cool and smelled of the rich wood my surroundings were constructed from. I was butt-naked and in my first real Japanese […]

Tsukiji Fish Market, Adventures in Sushi and the Edo-Tokyo Museum

By |April 28th, 2013|

4am in Tokyo, Japan trickled around and we were ready to go. We skipped breakfast and headed down to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market.

It opened at 5:30am and back then you could wander in […]

Tokyo: Akihabara, Asakusa and Shibuya

By |April 18th, 2013|

Tokyo, like Beijing and especially like Delhi, is a city that one could spend a lifetime in and never feel a sense of completion. The Japanese way of doing things enhances this feeling with […]

Arriving in Japan

By |April 13th, 2013|

I have always looked at maps of the world and wondered if they skew perspective. America appears massive while Australia and India are diminished and Japan… well, miniscule. Even when I was young, I […]

The Purpose of Travel

By |April 2nd, 2013|

We often take arriving at the destination to be the purpose of travel. Taken in this way the journey itself is not the point, rather it is the serious business of transporting our bodies […]