I thought I’ll just give you a peak into what I do when I’m in my serious mode. ^^. This is called structural topology optimization. In layman terms, we want a structure with certain mechanical properties and we want to achieve it with a limited amount of material. Can you think of what you would like to do with a tool like this?
Of course, the press were all present to capture my brush with royalty. ^^.
If you’ve been to Tokyo, or planning a trip here, Shibuya will probably be on your list… right? hmmm… bright neon lights!
Have you been to Shibuya’s dodgy area? You know, where there’s lots of pink neon lights and stores which provide free information on where the action is at and what’s hot? Not to mention the … ahem… toy stores. ^^.
I was looking through my photo library last night and I found some photos I took of Thunder Dolphin when I went for a boxing match at Suidobashi… where Tokyo Dome is. You a big fan of roller coasters?
What makes this roller coaster interesting is that it goes through a building! Through a hole in the building.
There was another fair at Yoyogi Park this weekend. 東京国際菜食文化フェア2008. Vegan Fair. I’m not a vegetarian, but I do enjoy my greens. But I was a little disappointed because there wasn’t much to eat. Nothing quite as yummy looking as what I had at the Hokkaido Fair earlier.
It had been a rather long weekend! I feel lucky that today turned out to be a holiday. Health-Sports Day, but I spent most of it in bed trying to rid myself of the weekend fatigue. Been quite successful at that. ^^.
Our 水餃子 (sui gyoza) stall. It was pretty bare in the morning. ^^. Lots of calligraphy though. We were all busy making gyoza.
No, this isn’t New York or somewhere else in the States. Don’t let that star-spangled banner fool you. ^^
It’s been a while since I last went down all the way to Ginza. But given its reputation as a posh town, it’s always a good place to bring friends who are visiting shopping.
Last weekend there was the Namaste India Fair. This weekend, there was the Hokkaido Fair! It was held at the same place; at Yoyogi Park right opposite NHK studio park. There were tons of yummy goodies, but the ones that I were looking forward to were crab and lamb. By the way, this is not really important, but BBQ-ed lamb is referred to as ジンギスカン (genghis khan, dschinghis khan, jingisukan). It has absolutely nothing to do with the songs. ^^.
Look at all the crabs blushing on the grill. Yummy. I wanted the orangey eggs… and I wanted lots of it! It was going for 500yen a shell. Pretty cheap for freshly grilled crab eggs. The legs and other parts were sold at 1000yen. You can see how popular 焼き蟹 (Yakigani) is by the length of the queue.
I was invited by Danny to join in on a Japan Blogger Dinner. I didn’t know what to expect before I went, but it was great and I did have a good time. There were many bloggers, youtubers, web designers, people from google, mozilla etc. The who’s who of the net was in the same room with me! ^^. Most were gaijins, but there were also a number of Japanese bloggers too!