Monthly Archives: April 2015

Some Serious Roaming

So, the first couple of times I went to Japan, I was more-or-less completely cut off from the world.  I’d specifically bought a “global” Motorola RAZR, only to find that “global” meant pretty much “anywhere except Asia” – Japan in … Continue reading

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Streetpass in China

I took my 3DS to China for a couple of reasons – first, the thing has been criminally neglected and I figured that I might play it more if I didn’t have the Vita option, and second to try to … Continue reading

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In China, it’s spelled “HooTERS”

I confess that I am not well-versed enough in recent Chinese history to know when the first western restaurant chains started opening locations. I can’t imagine that it’s been more than 20 years or so, and it’s rather staggering if … Continue reading

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Travel to Badaling

Negative Article Disclaimer As I promised in my other post, I would gloss over the “travel” parts of the Great Wall experience, so as not to detract from the wall itself.  In THIS post, I rant. It is now my … Continue reading

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Feed The Kitty

After having a curious pork sandwich from Burger King, the obvious follow-up was to have an aggressively girly dessert from the nearby Hello Kitty-themed cafe, because EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH KITTY I guess. I obviously wasn’t going in at peak … Continue reading

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Burger King Korean BBQ Double Pork Burger

I have mentioned, on occasion, that one of the more shameful memories of my first trip to Japan was getting there and realizing that I didn’t know a dang thing about Japanese food, and therefore spending an awful lot of … Continue reading

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A Brief Shanghai Rant

Negative article disclaimer I am glad that I read up on Shanghai before visiting, and learned of the existence of Shanghainese, a dialect of Chinese with lots of similarities but some crucial differences. For example, the normal greeting throughout most … Continue reading

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