Archive for the 'japan' Category

22 Sep


TGS was back in September but I forgot to write about it so here we go, fake timestamp ahoy. It was flashy, crowded – but not as crowded as last year (when the PS3 + Wii dual debut hype supposedly brought like 200K visitors, compared to this year’s 60K, although I don’t remember the exact […]

07 Sep


So tropical typhoon #9 (“Fitow”, what a catchy name!) has passed Tokyo. My room is on the top floor in a building that sticks out one story above the neighborhood average, so it basically gets 100% exposure to the forces of nature. So I got to listen to howling wind and the sound of rain […]

18 Aug

Mt. Fuji

「富士山に 登らない馬鹿 二度登る馬鹿」 “You are a fool not to climb Mt Fuji once, but you are a fool to climb it twice.” (for values greater than two the results are undefined) Non-fool status achieved! 😀 It’s not a very fun climb; the top of the mountain is completely barren, nothing but rocks and dust and […]

13 Aug

West Japan trip

Short summer vacation is shooooort 🙁 Kobe (神戸) is a large port city just west of Osaka. It’s famous for its Western architecture, a small Chinatown and the ’95 earthquake. Capsule hotels are… weird. No pictures, I was too tired and fell asleep instantly. They had a very nice onsen, though. Himeji (姫路) has a […]

10 Aug

Posting from a net cafe in Hiroshima Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is おいしい

06 Aug

summer vacation

8/7 Osaka or Kobe 8/8 Himeji 8/9 Okayama 8/10 Onomichi 8/11 Hiroshima (Miyajima) 8/12 Hiroshima (looking around the city); Shinkansen back to Tokyo (copy pasta from mixi 7日 大阪 OR 神戸 8日 姫路 9日 岡山 10日 尾道 11日 広島 (宮島) 12日 広島 (町で観光) )

05 Aug


Summer is fireworks season! We went to Edogawa to see the fireworks festival with about a billion other people: Really fucking crowded Seriously, some of those people claimed their spots days ago so it was a miracle that we could sit at all. It’s kinda scary to see the hordes of people and the long […]

27 Jul


excuse me wtf are you doing

25 Jun


Last weekend, half my lab went to Osaka for some sort of conference. So today, they all brought some omiyage to the weekly lab meeting. Like, at least five different kinds. (・∀・)

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