Monday, July 31, 2006

FRIENDLY REMINDER

If you are in Tokyo this coming Wednesday, 2 August, don't forget to catch my latest crush on TBS at 19:30. I realize he's a bit silly and wears really bad outfits and he's nineteen for fuck's sake, but that doesn't change how cool he is.

Kouki Kameda (pronounced "cokey", not "cookie"), the eldest of the famed Kameda boxing brothers, will be going up against 27 year-old Venezuelan Juan Landaeta in the WBC World Light Fly Weight Championship.


Above, flanked by his two younger Kouki-facsimile brothers

You don't get the full hotness of this kid by looking at the photos. It's not about his looks (though you gotta admit, the body is pretty nice); it's the fact that he's the way a guy should be: active, family-oriented, physical, kind, and yes, a bit of a maverick. I can't tell you what a relief it is to turn on the TV and see a Japanese boy who doesn't pluck his eyebrows.

He also scores high as an entertainer, with all his bravado and his boyish presence. His dad, who is also his trainer, devises some pretty ingenious Rocky-style regimens - digging holes, catching chickens, sawing enormous felled trees - in lieu of pedestrian gym workouts.

This is a must-see.

2 Comments:

Blogger Yu-Ching said...

I had no idea you had a crush on the Kouki Kameda!! But yes, he is pretty cute =)

7:50 AM  
Blogger e! said...

Yeah, I decided it was time to come out of the closet...

I was a bit embarrassed about my fascination with him, but what's the point in hiding? There's no two ways about it:

KOUKI IS EVERYTHING I LIKE ABOUT THE MALE GENDER.

1:49 PM  

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