Wednesday, May 03, 2006

5 day weekend!

It's Golden Week! The trains and roads are pretty empty because most people in Tokyo have raced off to other destinations near and wide. It's kind of nice to be able to sit in the trains for a change.

I'll be wrapping up some lingering tasks tomorrow, including brushing up on Apache Struts and cleaning off my desk. The day after will be devoted to some cooking practice. And after that, exercise.

I caught the end of a very interesting documentary by NHK last night. Fascinating in fact. They simultaneously filmed 3 locations around the world. New York, China, and a small island country called Tuvalu (a series of 9 islands). One translation of the documentary title is "Smoke and gold and the sinking island." Rising water levels threaten Tuvalu and its population's existence. NY brokers turn air into gold, by bartering emissions rights between countries. And China furiously churns out greenhouse gases. That's the surface, at least.

Frankly, I don't think the New Yorkers come out looking very good, but that's my opinion.

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