Monthly Archive: December 2008

Million Dollar Question

The latest Jamaican to gain my respect and turn into a role model for me is a simple honest lady. Her name is Dhaima Brookes and she found 1 million Jamaican dollars (us$12,500,  £8650, ¥1,132,000) in an ATM machine smack in the middle of the...

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Japan’s manhole cover location community

Late last year I made a quick blurb of a post about how extraordinary something as simple as a manhole cover in Japan can be and personally I think that some of the intricate designs are a a work of art. Recently my regular browsing...

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

It’s been a while since I took a trip to the theatre but with so much free time lately I decided to go check out a movie. The only movie out that was interesting to me was The Day the Earth Stood Still. I am...

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Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of year again and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my regular readers, blogging pals, friends, family and other visitors a very Merry Christmas! This has ben and will continue to be a quiet Christmas season for me this...

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Christmas in Japan Video – Catchy and Hilarious

A few days ago a blogging pal of mine sent me this hilarious video entitled “Christmas in Japan”. It’s hilarious lyrics and catchy tune is so addictive I can’t stop watching it. Like a true friend I thought I’d share my addiction, if you have...

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Heroes Season 3 Reactions

The third season of Heroes has come and gone so quickly and before I even finish the first sentence I would like to say that this season was underwhelming with a very disappointing finale. Expected plot twists, a major death almost every episode, an overload...

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Japan: Robot Nation

Japan: Robot Nation is a very interesting video (25 minutes long) I would like to invite my readers to watch. It speaks of Japan’s population problems that will only get worse in the coming decades, the Japanese acceptance of robots as a solution to he...

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My Japanese Coach – Update

It’s about a month now since I’ve been playing the Nintendo DS game My Japanese Coach in my spare time. So far Most of what I have covered I was taught when you used to go to classes or I have read in books but...

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Follow me on Twitter and minor blog updates

I’ve been using Twitter for a few months now but when I just starting using it I was turned off by the frequent outages, glitches and a little spam. Fast forward to now and those problems have been mostly ironed out. I have become quite...

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Hello Kitty Hospital in Taiwan

Japan’s obsession with cute, brightly coloured characters is well known. Characters like Pikachu, Doraemon and especially Hello Kitty enjoy iconic status in Japan. The Hello Kitty craze has now spread to neighboring Taiwan with the opening of a 30-bed Hau Sheng Hospital in Yuanlin in...

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