Monthly Archives: June 2008

Teriyaki McBurger, Ebi Filet-O

In Narita Airport, on the way to the gates for flights to the US, there is a small sushi restaurant.  It has a sign which bills it as your “last chance to enjoy good sushi and sake before you leave!!” … Continue reading

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A 41 hour birthday…

I keep saying to people that I’m doing the Louis Wu thing for my birthday, and thus far nobody has gotten it. For the benefit of, well, everyone who hasn’t read Ringworld, and for those people who HAVE read Ringworld … Continue reading

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Akihabara – One Last Time

I’m in that “I’m packed up and don’t want to try to squeeze anything more in” state of things, so I really didn’t need to go back to Akihabara. In truth, I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t had a directive … Continue reading

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Fun things from Koganei

While I was on my quest to find Studio Ghibli, I passed lots of neat “Only in Japan…” sorts of things. Here are some of them. First, the 24 hour NPC. In the land of the console RPG, I can’t … Continue reading

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Stalking Miyazaki

I needed something to do today, on my last full day in Japan. I did get a task from my wife – “go buy me a new gadget”, which was not a simple task, but one which I have accomplished, … Continue reading

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Wendy’s Double Cheese Curry Burger

I live my life by a set of simple rules. Stuff like “by default, be nice to people” and “don’t spoil the end of movies for people who haven’t seen them” and “girls with glasses are automatically about twice as … Continue reading

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Why I shouldn’t be a tour guide.

I didn’t spend all day making poor food choices.  I make THOSE on the spur of the moment. I spent most of the day trying to play tour guide, and succeeding right up until the point where I got cocky. … Continue reading

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