I don’t really celebrate halloween, but it’s an excuse to do something different today. And I like doing something different. ^^. It’s halloween and I’m having Jack O’Carrot visit me in my 鶏鍋 (tori nabe, loosely… chicken hot pot). What are you eating this 2009 Halloween?
Happy Halloween people, treat or twit.
My Magic Mouse arrived in the mail 2 days ago. I was going to write about it straightaway, but decided it best to use the mouse for a few days and let it sink in before reviewing it. So, 2 days later and my thoughts so far? Well, it has replaced my wireless Mighty Mouse. ^^.
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Had a chance to try out the famed HTC Hero the other night. Phone belongs to Kyle who bought it in the UK. I couldn’t let a chance like that slip by since the Hero isn’t available in Japan… yet. I don’t even know if it’s going to come to Japan.
Anyway, that aside. Interface looks pretty good. The phone wasn’t very responsive to my touches. I had to apply a little more pressure. But Kyle assured me that it was the protective cover he had on’s fault.
What I do like about Android is the pattern recognition unlock screen.
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Took a breather just before 5 today. Stared out a window and saw the sun set in the horizon. As buildings around here are pretty short, sunsets are simply spectacular on a clear day. I’m sure I’ve asked this question a gazillion times, but are you a sunset or sunrise person?
I went and listened in on the Good Ideas Salon panel conversation on “pure living” last night. The 6 panelists included, from technology, Peter Rojas of gdgt and Danny Choo, from architecture, Mark Dytham and Rie Azuma, and green visionaries Marc Alt and Hiromi Matsubara.
What does “pure living” mean to you?
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At Tsutaya today, I saw a poster that read "4 CDs for ¥1000". Something snapped inside and I just went.
"Time to work on my lounge collection".
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The road up Mount Tateshina begins here as we left the comfort of our abode. The last mountain I climbed was Mt. Fuji and that took many long and sweaty hours. Standing at just a little more than 1000m shorter than Mt. Fuji, from this elevation, Mt. Tateshina didn’t look like it’ll be that much easier to conquer.
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So last weekend, I was out in the Japanese countryside (Nagano) with my research lab. It was a long weekend and we had plans to do sports Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We stayed over at the university lodge in Tateshina.
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Just arrived back home from a weekend of sports in Nagano. Was disconnected for most of the trip. Did I miss out on anything last weekend?
Our research group spent the whole long weekend out in the countryside playing basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, orienteering, softball, table tennis etc in the day. At night, it was all bodacious drinking and merry making.
I climbed another mountain during the trip too. At 2530m, it’s not as high as Mt. Fuji, but still very tough to climb.
Will blog and have photos up later when I’ve unpacked and properly rested. ^^.
Met illustrator Reiko Kiuchi two nights ago. Was on a secret mission with the Tokyo Stormtrooper in Omotesando when she pointed him out! It’s always an adventure when you’re on secret missions with him. ^^.
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