Archive for the 'japan' Category

My host sister is famous!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Last week my host mom, Mika, sent me a link to a commercial with my host sister, himawari. It’s for a grocery store called Life. Go to Click the first image of the man with the little girls at the top to launch the commercial (the image changes every few seconds but will go […]

Good morning Tuna!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Thanks to Jeff for updating me on the Tsukiji situation that’s kept me awake since I reported it back in december. Tourists are no longer barred from the fish market in Tokyo! Hurray! So if any of you have been holding off on your japanese vacation because you were set on going to see the […]

tso long tsukiji

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I caught an article about how tourists are going to be banned from tsukiji fish market (at least temporarily). Two thoughts: sucks for all the folks who are going to visit Tokyo and not be able to see the crazy Tuna auctions (and other fish) i’m glad I’ve been there 🙂 (Seems to be during […]

ahead of the curve

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

look what they just blogged about on hello kitty hell!

Well, Hellooooo Kitty!

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

This morning I got an email forwarded to me from my [soon-to-be Polish] friend Erin. Her friend, Eric, was looking for a home for a Hello Kitty “hand” Massager. And, given my Hello Kitty room, Erin thought I could provide it with a very good home. Upon receiving my [overly?] enthusiastic response, Eric immediately delivered […]

computers can do WHAT?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

interesting article from Popular Science: John Koza Has Built an Invention Machine at first i was scared — if computers can come up with ideas, then who needs people? soon machines will come up with the idea of getting rid of us… or making a virtual reality world and using us as their batteries… the […]

it’s here!

Friday, April 21st, 2006

i ordered it tuesday, and it arrived today. that’s right, my apple photo book is here. and it’s beautiful.   

tabi socks

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

while i might be at ibm, my toes are in japan.

back with baggage

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

it wasn’t easy, but i made it back with all my luggage in tow. amanda helped me to the train station, and i managed to get the bags onto the train which took me from Nagasaki to Hakata. someone who worked on the train helped me off of the train and into Hakata station, leaving […]

i went to tokyo

Friday, March 31st, 2006

i’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.         domo arigato to christine for showing me such a great time!