Christmas in Japan is
Supposedly it’s Christmas but it really doesn’t feel like it. Christmas in Japan is basically Valentines day. Most couples go out to dinner, exchange gifts and then all the hotels are booked for the night or so I’m told. Otherwise there are some Christmas decorations up at many stores but as I’m working now I don’t have time to shop so I’ve seen very few this year. Today, Christmas Eve and tomorrow Christmas Day are just regular work days in Japan.
It’s been just a few months since my last post about what’s new in the cell phone world in Japan. It’s mostly still all gadgets but here’s what’s happening.
(*) J-Phone and Toshiba have introducued the J-T08. It’s got a “QVGA” display which basically comes down to 320×240 pixel display. That’s about 4 times most other cell phones.
(*) NTT has finally embraced cameras and offer about 10 different camera models. In response J-Phone changed their ad campaign from basically “we rock because we have cameras” to “we were first, we have the most camera enabled users”
If you are at all interested in the Eurodemos I suggest you check out this DVD. It’s all about the demoscene.
One side is all old skool stuff from the early 90s to about 97, before 3D accelerators. Some of them you probably have to be aware of the limits to computer power, about what else was out there, about the state of video games at the time etc to appreciate what made them interesting at the time. Others are still just well done and interesting today.
My newest “Adult Story”.
This year I had my first “light” relationship or maybe you might call it a “summer love” though it didn’t start in summer.