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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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06 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Oboeyasui.com (Mini-project)

I have a mini-project called oboeyasui.com. In Japanesese “oboeyasui ” means easy to remember. I registered the domain so that I could create a personal portal linking all the blogs/sites and other places you can find me on the net. For my Japanese speaking friends http://oboeyasui.com/ian should be easy to remember. I’m still trying to [...]

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02 May 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Michelle!

Happy Birthday, my happy cheerful and sometimes grumpy daughter! We’re so proud of you and happy to have you in our lives. We’re also excited at what the future holds in our adventure of being parents.

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15 March 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Formula to success in 11 words

Fail fast and often but non-fatally. Learn from your mistakes. Repeat. It is something that I truly believe is the key to success in life.

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