I saw this post about how to put part of your moblog on a side bar on your front page using PHP. Getting PHP to run can be trouble for some or your ISP might not support it. I also saw this link on how to get it to work using some MT plugin. That’s of course an MT specific solution and it has the disadvantage that the bar doesn’t update automatically.
Well, here’s a way to get it to both update automatically and not require PHP or any plugs.
I started private Japanese lessons recently and my teacher introduced me to this very cool store, Bonjinsha. They are a book store that carries nothing but books for learning Japanese (and for teaching it). They have a ton of books. Probaby 5 or 6 times as many as like Book 1st or Kinokuniya. There are 2 stores, one in Tokyo and one in Osaka. If you are looking for books for studying it would be a good place to check out. The one in Tokyo is near the Nagatacho station (永田町駅) which is also connected to the Akasaka-Mitsuke station (赤坂見附), that’s 5 lines to choose from. Marunouchi, Ginza, Hanzomon, Yurakucho and Nanboku lines.
I saw on TV the Hotel Villa Fontaine in Shiodome (she oh doh may) just opened August 9th. What makes it different is it’s a more Western style business hotel. Very much like an Embassy Suites. Larger Western style rooms with either 2 doubles or one king size bed and a reasonable price. Starting a 10000yen a night (about $90). Net connection in every room supposedly.
As always I think too much but it seems like if I don’t think about these things time will just pass and I’ll look up at 60-65 thinking why didn’t I do something about this sooner? Of course the problem is knowing what to do and actually doing it.
Origin Bento isn't a restaurant it's a take out only place but since I've been here these 3 years in Japan they have grown and grown and gotten more and more popular.