Maker Faire

Last week I went to the Maker Faire at Odaiba, Tokyo From what I could see, In most of the stands people were presenting their hand-crafted electronics. Half of the presenters were showing some sort of robot (My favorite was the guy with the “hand extender” – a phone would film your hand, and the […]

Tokyo Game Show 2016

I went to Tokyo Game Show 2016 today. It was a near thing — I was feeling a bit down in the dumps in the morning, but I had a promise to keep, to meet Alex Rose who was showing Rude Bear in the Indie Corner. When I got there, I first walked through the […]

Recurring characters

Every morning I meet the talky guy. He is a young man who talks to himself while riding on the train. Sometimes he sings. Today he asked a lady with a baby to remove a string from his shoe. Unfortunately, she did not have a scissors, but she was nice to him. Sometimes I also […]

Proceed! Proceed?

I have moved to a new apartment in Japan. The name of the apartment is プロシード TX, which would be equivalent to “Proceed TX”. TX is the Tsukuba Express line, which I use to go to work every day. I think this is probably the weirdest piece of “Engrish” that I have ever seen. Japan […]

Little Saturday

This weekend I’m slaving away at a intensive class that will be held Monday and Wednesday for visiting high school students in Tsukuba. For a break, I went to the Nagareyama City central library. I find it fantastic to go to these libraries, for there are always people from all ages reading different stuff. Today, […]

Na na na na na na na …

You might have seen the “Japanese Batman” floating around the internet recently. A guy dressed as batman, on a batman themed trike(?) has been seen in Japanese highways by many people, and pictures like these have been floating around: Reddit recently linked to an interview that this guy gave to a Japanese TV program. After […]

Late night

Procastination will be the death of me. I had a short to-do list tonight, a little spill from work. Answer a short e-mail here. Calculate some statistical tests there. Syncronize my netbook with my work computer — by all means this should have taken an hour, most. but it is 1:00 AM now and I […]

New House, New Host

I have moved two times this week: Firstly I moved from my apartment in Midorino, to another apartment in Nagareyama Central Park — another station in the Tsukuba Express line. Nagareyama Central Park is a “kakueki-only” station, meaning that only the slowest trains in the TX line stop here. Accordingly, there is not much in […]