Tokyo Disney 2008

Tokyo Disney 2008

Feels good to be home. Just stepped in from my trip to Pensacola, FL to see family and friends. 2008 is just hours away. 2007 has been such a blur, I can not believe it is already over. However with 2008 nearly here, I have a lot of projects underway...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Im off on my holiday trip back to Pensacola, and when I get back, I hope to have a suprise in store for xorsyst.com and a new site I should be finished with soon. Till then, Merry Christmas from me, the kids of Nagasaki, and Andre Rieu.

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Blog of the Year

Just a little reminder, if you have not voted on the Japan Blogs of the Year, head over to WhatJapanThinks.com in order to do so. There are a lot of good blogs nominated, and it’s always good to find other blogs on Japan. I think next year, I’m going to...

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Asian trend towards foreign eyes

I never really understood why some Asian females tend to do this. I’m not a big fan of plastic surgery either. Some Asian females tend to prefer the eyelids of “foreigners” with that double crease above the eye. When I first heard of them doing it, I didn’t pay much...

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Chemical Brothers: The Salmon Dance

Chemical Brothers: The Salmon Dance

The Chemical Brothers always puts out quality stuff. They are known for setting trends in the musical industry with artists from hip-hop to rock taking inspiration from them. Their latest video is about sammy the salmon, and is quite the educational video. Did you know fish pay attention to the...

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Yebisu is Japans #1 Beer

If you know me personally, then you might know that Im not much of a beer drinker at all. I perfer my alcohol in its purer forms, and cocktails. However there are a few beers that I will drink especially after I have had a bit to drink. Red Stripe...

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MIXI CTO Resigns

Well, now that you are educated from my last post on how huge MIXI is, just a bit of quick news about the service. The CTO Batara Eto announced that he will step down as Chief Technology Office at the end of December 2007. Eto lead the MIXI engineering team...

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Japan Government Official: UFOs Exist

While Japan’s government hasn’t admitted seeing UFO’s, a top government official says he “definitely” believes they exist. Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura was speaking to reporters about recent claims by opposition leaders about “frequent reports of UFO sightings.” The Japanese government issued a statement saying that it “not confirmed sightings...

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Singing in Japanese

Singing in Japanese

Learn your favorite Christmas song in Japanese with George and Keiko over at YesJapan.com

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Second Life for your phone?

Second Life for your phone? Well that’s what Media Groove has created for the technologically advanced citizens of Japan. In Chipuya Town, users create avatars, and jump into a world similar to Animal Crossing meets Habbo Hotel. You can buy shoes, outfits, furniture for your apartment, and soon even vehicles...

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Densha Otoko: Train Man

Forced into taking action against a drunk terrorizing an entire train car, Yamada Tsuyoshi unwittingly ends up saving the beautiful Aoyama Saori. Yamada is an office worker who in his spare times loves everything otaku. After saving Aoyama, she sends him a set of Hermes tea cups as a thank...

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How to eat Sushi

With the rules of eating sushi at a traditional Japanese restaurant so vast and complex, you may be intimidated to enter one of these fine establishments. That would be a shame, and I refuse to let that happen. If you need a bit of education on sushi, feel free to...

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