Monthly Archives: December 2005

Part-time jobs I have done in Japan

Here is a partial list of arbeit I have done in Japan: Teaching English Ah, the staple of most westerners…I started various English teaching jobs my first year of university, in Tenri. Teaching friends of friends on a private basis … Continue reading

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Wedding News Link

For those of you mainly coming here for news on our upcoming wedding, I’ve consolidated all relevant posts into a single category: Our Wedding in Thailand Just bookmark that link and visit it for the latest wedding info…

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Wedding Slideshow Tunes

Nam left for Thailand today, mostly to get things in line for the wedding. I hate coming home to a cold, empty house, so I’ve put myself to work choosing music for slideshows/videos to be shown during the wedding. I … Continue reading

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Speaking of del.icio.us…

What’s up with this error message I’ve been getting all day? “del.icio.us is down for maintenance. we’ll be back in one hour.” One hour? Why so specific? Especially if it’s obviously not true? Maybe I’m being tough on them, but … Continue reading

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Reader response 12/15/2005

A recent comment from an entry on my moblog: “I HAVE BEEN BUYING YOUR WOODPECKER CIDER FOR MANY YEARS AND RECENTLY GOT MY BOYFRIEND TO ENJOY IT WITH ME AS HE DOSENT NORMALLY LIKE CIDER BUT ENJOYS YOURS VERY MUCH!!UNTIL … Continue reading

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hootyl.icio.us

How much did Yahoo pay for your del.icio.us bookmarks? Here is a good answer, if not a very specific one: LINK Yahoo now owns both my photo archiving account (flickr) and bookmarking (del.icio.us) account. Google owns my main webmail account … Continue reading

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Gyoza and Beer

It occurs to me that I haven’t gone on a manly-man food binge for a while. Manly-man food. You know, the kind you eat straight from the pan. The kind that smears on your shirt cuz you can’t be bothered … Continue reading

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The Downside of Warm Biz

It’s fucking cold in here. (read about Warm Biz here) And to the asshole who claims that “there’s no minus-element” – my pregnant coworker, who is shivering even in 6 layers of clothes, wishes you a warm gangraping with slimy … Continue reading

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The Definitive Guide to Sushi

Okay. Pay attention. THIS IS THE FUNNIEST VIDEO I’VE SEEN FOR MONTHS. That is all. Note to self: Find out more about “Japan Culture Laboratories”

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All New Gap

Those of you in the states may have already seen this Spike Jonez commercial for Gap, but it deserves linking anyway: PARDON OUR DUST

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Rat Thing

With all these recent posts about Snow Crash, I was wondering when an actual Rat Thing sighting would surface on the net. Go check it out.

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Sakana no Gakko

School for fish.

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Side profile of the Awaji Bridge

4 kilometers long.

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Fujifilm Cameras

Disposable camera vending machine.

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Studio Wedding Photo

Here’s a sample of the photos we went to take in Kobe last month. I got Nam’s permission to post just one; the rest will be kept as a surprise until the wedding. I think they turned out pretty well.

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Call for Resumes: Aspiring Shadow Warriors

(Click image to enlarge) Are you a real ninja, or have you ever wanted to become one? Find out by reading this book (zipped PDF file; this download will self-destruct when enough of you become adept at walking on water).

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Reposado de Kanpai

Look what’s on my desk today: It’s inspiring me! I can just feel the heavenly little molecules of fermented 100% blue agave goodness inside the bottle, inside this can. Yes, that’s right, it’s a whole liter of Cazadores, straight from … Continue reading

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Who needs streetlights?

This is what a $150 electricity bill can do for you in America: Part 1 Part 2 That would cost about $400/month in Japan.

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Hakase-ron

Copies of Nam’s completed doctoral thesis. YAY!

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Better than the Discovery Channel

I just love stuff like this: Name the Mystery Fish My bro, Adam, is kind of a fish otaku… Ko used to work fishing boats, so for all I know he may have caught one before… I have a funny … Continue reading

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