Monthly Archives: January 2012

A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 2: Burning through cash

This is part 2 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

What a great combination – one dairy product made to taste like another! Irony aside, the vending machines being out of most everything else at 4 AM when I am taking my night shift dinner break has led me to … Continue reading

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Flower Hunting

The great danger in gardening is to set your attention on something that you know does not do well in your area. I have hit that point with two plants I often see in Tokyo and have already caught myself … Continue reading

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A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 1: The onsen, or bathing in the sky

This is part 1 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Japanese Kitchen Knives

I have developed a weakness for sharp things intended to be used by hand – kitchen knives, handplanes, woodworking chisels, etc… Japan is known for producing some of the best regarded examples of all of these, and a key factor … Continue reading

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Confessions of a book addict

I admit it – I am a book addict. Electronic versions have their place, but I like the feel of paper, the randomness of flipping pages, the overlooked but intrinsic choice of typeface and paper selection, the ability to work … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Fried, fishy, and on a stick. Obviously worth eating.

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