Archive | Japan

14 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Our situation after the earthquake

Dear Friends, Thank-you for your messages and thoughts. We’re safe and well in Osaka, so far. The earthquake was large but only affected the north/east of Japan. Actually the earthquakes (one large, one medium) did not directly cause many causalities but the resulting tsunamis did and have caused many deaths in coastal areas. The nuclear [...]

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26 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Air-conditioning at night, too hot too cold? Here’s an idea

It’s the start of the summer season here in Japan.  Toasty 36C days and 30-31C nights.  It’s a bit too hot to sleep without air-conditioning but for some reason when we set it to 28C it is too cold, and when we set it to 29C it is too hot. Jamie caught a cold maybe [...]

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08 September 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Stop the blink tags

I’ve noticed that there are an awful lot of bricks and mortar establishments using the equivalent of <blink> tags to catch people’s attention. I’m talking about flashing lights, some as “subtle” as emergency or road work rotating lamps stuck on top of signs. Some pachinko palours have bright and excessively powerful strobe like lights. Does [...]

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14 February 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Living in Osaka

I’ve started a new blog called Living in Osaka. It isn’t quite ready for prime-time yet so I’ve only told a few friends. Have a look and tell me what you think. I’m busy writing content for it, at least I was until I got struck with a heavy cold. I should be launching it [...]

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24 December 2006 ~ 1 Comment

Korean seaweed

Korean seaweed tastes so much better than Japanese seaweed!

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