Thursday, September 30, 2004

My dear is a foreigner

"ダーリンは外人" is the title of a comic book apparently in print. I saw an ad for it on the train. It looked kind of cute. It's about a Japanese woman married to a foreign man. The comic strip they showed said, "Even though he knows extremely difficult Japanese words...", "sometimes he doesn't know what the simplest words mean." The husband asks the wife, "What's ----- mean?" I don't know what the word means either. The wife starts laughing, "What is ------?!?!?" The husband says, "Oh, of course, it's THAT." He sweats as he has no idea what it means. The wife thinks, "what is he talking about? it's THAT?"

The comic looks quite funny and easy for me to understand. I shall have to go buy it. Haha, maybe I should go ask the help desk to help me find it. They'll probably look at me funny when I state the title.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

the mystery of life

"It's so secret, we can't talk about it." - George W. Bush

How can anyone vote for a guy who says stuff like this?

Come on! I know more articulate 5 year olds.

I really do not understand. If anyone is planning on voting for Bush, please tell me why.

American Idiot

A pretty fun and interesting new song from Greenday. Very apt for the current status of Americans in the International arena.

Thank you very much, President Bush. I believe we are hitting new lows of inhumanity every day.

Monday, September 13, 2004

$100 ramen

The search has ended! Ludicrously decadant ramen can be found in Nagoya! (See the last shop on the page)

Whether it actually tastes good is another question.

But it's got everything. Steak instead of the standard sliced pork. Caviar. Four kinds of crab make up the soup base, along with the standard tonkotsu (pork bone). Laf. All in a standard-sized ramen bowl.

Friday, September 10, 2004

alone in vodafone land

I don't know anyone with Vodafone service. And I know a lot of people, let me tell you. Heh, just kidding. But really, no one in my acquaintance has a plan with Vodafone.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

not so impressed with Logitech

As my 8 month old mouse has apparently died.

Weak! I have to go buy another one. I wonder how long the warranty was.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004


Rather exciting. Some of the train lines are delayed or stopped because the winds are too strong.

Laf, nothing like SF.

Monday, September 06, 2004

jawbreakers as a souvenir

Heh, how do you think jawbreakers would go over as souvenirs from the U.S.? I'm debating what to give my coworkers. Heh.

I like those fireballs. I think they're called fireballs. Big hard red candy spheres. I bet my team leader would like those. He really likes spicy things.

Sunday, September 05, 2004


I'm having a little trouble deciding upon a car storage facility. I ought to decide soon, but it's like buying a plane ticket. I don't like committing to a price until I absolutely have to.

Since I've never seen any of these places, I really don't know what they're like. I've decided to call up a bunch of places and ask about availability, then visit them all and pick one. It's kind of time consuming, but all the places with web sites just aren't in very convenient locations.