A friend of mine made this back in his college days. Check it out.
Go to pretty much any Japanese super market or combini and you'll find Umaibou (うまい棒), pronounced "ou-my-bow" where the "ou" is like "you" without the "y" and "bow" as in "bow and arrow". Literally translated it means "delicious stick".
So, I live on the 3rd floor of the 3 story building. There are 3 apartments on this floor. Each one has its own water pump outside of the building on the first floor. Sunday my water pump broke. I’ve been without water for 6 days now! (more…)
I read somewhere on the net that Firefly was a really good new SciFi series so I checked it out. (more…)
Well, not quite but Vodafone, which has been doing very poorly recently in Japan, is about to introduce phones with costumes.
Currently they have 12 costumes but I other than the bull which I find kind of cute the rest look pretty cheezy if you ask me.
Actually they have a “cheese” one.
and a tire
Here’s the whole collection:
Today Eric S. Raymond was interviewed on “Why we don’t need the GPL anymore” so Let me just add this to the discussion.
There are plenty of hugely successful BSD style open source projects. For example:
I’ve been reading Steve Pavlina’s self help site recently trying to figure myself out. His latest post is about Star Trek: The Next Generation as examples of they types of people to aspire to be.
It’s an interesting universe and it would be nice to aspire to the but it only takes a little thought to realize it would never work.
No money? Then how do you decide who gets to live in the penthouse or beach front property and who gets a 1st floor apartment in downtown Detroit? You can’t replicate those.
If you never got a chance to see the Keyhole viewer well now is your chance. Google bought them a while ago and have now made it free and updated it quite a bit
Here’s Orange County
Here’s where I work in Japan
Here’s downtown LA with 3D buildings turned on
Completely random but interviewing 250 girls in Shibuya, the Rank Kingdom TV program said these were the top 10 things they didn’t want their boyfriends to know.
9. How stupid I really am? (like how bad I failed that test)
8. Sleeping habits (like drooling or snoring)
7. Previous lovers
6. Actual height
5. Face without makeup
4. Actual waist size
2. Cell phone e-mail contents
1. Actual weight
What can I tell you about me? What will get you to write me?
I’m 36. I’m from Los Angeles. I look white but I’m actually a mix. Hawaiian, Tahitian, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Irish and Dutch. You can’t see the Pacific Asian in me, I picked up my mom’s genes and my sister got my dad’s. In fact when we were kids most people didn’t think we were related.
An advantage to being Hawaiian though is that I got introduced to lots of interesting foods and so now as an adult I love trying new foods.
This last 18 months I’ve been studying Japanese fulltime in Tokyo, Japan. My Japanese is pretty good. I have mostly not spoken in English in the last 18 months. That doesn’t mean there isn’t lots of room for improvement but I get by.
My current hobbies include updating this website, photography, visiting new restaurants and cafes, meeting friends, watching movies, listening and singing to music, trying my hand at graphic design, stuff like that. You could add travel except that I don’t like to travel alone but invite me and I’m there!
I collect stuff. Let’s see, watches I never wear (well lately) I have about 50. Books I never read (don’t we all?) I have 3 or 4 bookshelves full. Movies I never watch (that’s not true, I have watched most of them) I have probably 300 total. Stuffed animals I never see (well, that’s because I’m in Japan and most of them are in storage in America but then I do have 4 or 5 new ones here in Japan). I have around 70 including an 8 foot tall giraffe. CDs I never listen too (well, more so in Japan than in the states. I have around 800 but I only brought about 150 to Japan and I think I got most of my listening time in the car while driving, something I don’t get to do in Japan)
I’ve lived quite a few places including Provo Utah, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Baltimore Maryland, Cockeysville Maryland, San Francisco California, Tokyo Japan and of course all over Los Angeles and Orange County California. I don’t plan ahead of time that I’m going to move but it just happens. Situations change and I end up moving.
Up until this point in my life I’ve been a KICK ASS video game programmer. That means I’m creative, imaginative, smart, resourceful and kids love me 😉 Making video games is extremely hard work. More so than most jobs I know of.
What am I looking for? Of course all the normal things. Smart, nice, fun to be with, easy going. Some things I’m looking for that may be a little rarer are for example creativity. I love women that do something creative whether is make crafts or videos or music or webpages or whatever.
Probably the most rare quality I’m looking for is someone with experience in at least one of the following. Web design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Director, 3D Graphics/Effects, Programming, Graphic design. Why? Well, because those are parts of my life and they will from time to time come up in conversation and there’s nothing worse than having your girlfriend role her eyes, shut off her brain, and make some snide remark about "oh no, not that topic". It’s not so much that you have to have experience with one of those things but if those topics come up and you are going to give me a look of "yuck" then your are not for me. I want to be with someone who approves of me and that includes liking what I do and not looking at it as "mad scientist stuff".
Other than that I’m pretty easy going.:-D
If you want to see more pictures or other info about me, try the older links below for older versions of this page.
Write me here.