Sunday, June 28, 2009

pepsi shiso

pepsi shiso is a new drink by pepsi here in japan. it came out last week. i would have had this video up soon, but i spilled a bottle of soda all over my keyboard and had to get my macbook repaired. how ironic.

sorry the video is really noisy. the room was poorly lit and i did my best to lighten it.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

drawings from work.

i was cleaning out my work bag this evening and i found some old drawings of some japanese coworkers. i haven't seen them in a while since i work at different schools this year. it's nice to see them again.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farmer tan showdown

On the way to the applestore this morning to get my MacBook repaired (I spilled mitsuya cider all over my keyboard in my sleep) I saw these 3 kids on the subway having what appeared to be a lengthly discussion about their famer tans. I should have shown them mine. They would have been blinded.

On another note, I am still cameraless. Hopefully that will change next month.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

My future partner

There she is. The canon rebel T1i, known as the canon kiss x3 here in japan. It looks like after I save up some money I'm going to buy this lovely piece of hardware. I lost my HD camcorder and I feel naked without it. I already have a canon rebel (the first rebel body; it's a dinosuar, but a solid workhorse), but this new kiss x3 is both a digital slr and HD (up to 1080p @ 20fps) video recorder. It will cut down on the amount of devices I carry around. Can't wait. We're going to get along famously.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

iphone lightsaber battle

bumming around our new apartment and testing out our iphone lightsaber app.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Better than IBM

There is some sort of school for technology, maybe a design school- I'm not sure, in this spiral tower next to Nagoya station. One of my students told me it's called HAL (as you can see in the photo) because they wanted to be "better" than IBM. So they named it HAL, H comes before I in the alphabet, A before B and L before M. Therefore HAL > IBM? I think it's pretty funny.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nanzan for lunch

Ramen at nanzan. I'm still trying to figure this ramen shop's strange operating hours. Good ramen though.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kamejima station

Kamejima station on the higashiyama line. It's not as close as hisaya odori was to our old apt., but at least it takes us directly to sakae without transfering.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Toyohashi on Tuesdays

On the way to toyohashi from our new apartment which is only a 15 min walk from Nagoya station. Another beautiful day in japan, though I have yet to find my beloved canon vixia hf100 HD camcorder. Where oh where can you be?
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Monday, June 1, 2009

sticky tom yum nuts

i love thai tom yum soup, but i'm not sure i like these nuts.

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