As a follow-up to my entry from yesterday, I have a few more photos to share about my trip to Kure's Yamato Museum.
Souvenirs are a big business in Japan. Bringing omiyage (souvenir snacks) to friends and when you return from a trip or to a host when you are visiting is a big part of Japanese culture. Its not just snacks of course, there's toys, refrigerator magnets, t-shirts, etc. Therefore any tourist destination or travel related location (airport, train station, etc) usually has a section set up for selling these local...Read more
On Saturday after I bought my camera I headed down to the port town of Kure, about 25 minutes south of Hiroshima ( google map). Most of you probably haven't heard of Kure, its main (only?) notable claim to fame is that it is one of the main naval bases o...Read more
I played a little Russian Roulette yesterday... yes I flew China Airlines!
They had a really good fare (less than US$400) to Japan for this weekend (which is a four day weekend if I take off monday), so I couldn't resist.
The view from the air...Read more
For those of you who are in the SF Bay area, I probably already told you I'm going to be back there around the 4th of July week (actually 6/28th to 7/5th!)
I'm interested in seeing some baseball, anyone who's interested, please let me know. There's Giants games on Saturday or Sunday (6/30, 7/1) or A's games on Monday and Tuesday Night (7/2,3) OR Fourth of July afternoon. (truly a patriotic endeavor!)
Who's interested? Let me know ASAP, I want to order online in the next few d...Read more
writing this on the bus on my way back home from CWB. I just went to see 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' to cap off a somewhat hectic and stressful day (see this entry for review of the film).
I finally rode my bike home from work this evening... As it has every day these last few weeks, it rained earlier in the day but it was drying out so I thought I could make it home w/o worrying about rain... I was quite wrong, not only did it decide to rain, but it ...Read more
| Entry | I think this one is probably better than the first FF film.. I did enjoy that one, but I understand a lot of people's criticisms of it. This one has a much less complicated plot, which is probably a good t...Read more
Two more random things I got in my email box...
A Dutch insurance commercial. Quite long and involved for a CM:
I had to buy some computer stuff before my trip to Japan (a wireless router and PCMCIA wireless adapter), so I went down to Wanchai after work yesterday. J.to also organized a last minute birthday outing for hot pot in TST too...
And of course I took pictures:
I was going to upload some pictures I took downtown tonight, but one thing led to another and its time for bed...
so instead i'll do a quick blog about something my friend sent me:
Introducing a new product from Pepsi Japan:
Yes, this is a real product
It was ju...Read more
As I mentioned last week in my blog about my boat trip to Saikung w/ my lab group that I was going to be going again in a week. this time it was a quasi-birthday party for myself and j.to (or at least that was the excuse we used to motivate people to come).
I was worried when the weather turned to crap this last week. Every day since tuesday had been rain and thunder storms (in addition to the normal super high humidity). But luckily there were some patches of sun...Read more
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