Google Wave for Dummies

I was just invited by Google Wave from a Usagi Project member a couple days ago. Well, since Google team doesn’t always promote their product as well as Apple marketing team. I had a very hard time understanding the potential of Google Wave. But once I got into the Google Wave. I suddently realized the potential. Google Wave is Advanced Chat and Email system without “replying” Or I could just say that it is a whiteboard on the net. For example, in the traditional email system, you: Create proposal/estimate Send an email to your customer/partner Your customer/partner receive email Read an email body / Open an attachment Reply the email […]


“Yeppy” = “Yes” + “Happy”

I came up with some new word. So I suddenly want to spread this word for no reason. “Yes” + “Happy” = “Yeppy” Definition Yeppy [yep-ee] –adverb –adjective, -pi⋅er, -pi⋅est. agreed and delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing the combined emotion of agree and happy Uses A: You have a very good test score. Are you happy? B: Yeppy. Twitter hash-tag Use “#yeppy” when you tweet something you agree and makes you happy


Japanese Curry Rice

Dear Japanese Curry Rice. You are my reason to live.If I don’t have you more than once a week, I will die.If I can have you once a week, I am in the heaven. Dear Japanaese Curry Rice. I can have various topping.Tonight, I choose spicy eggplant. Dear Japanese Curry Rice. I can die for you Dear Japanese Curry Rice I had Keema Curry today at Japanese Curry chain, CoCo-Ichi.I ordered extra spicy just for fun (level 5 out of 10) Dear Keema Curry. You were spicier than regular level 5 spicy curry.But I managed to eat you all.Whenever people feed me Japanese curry rice, I must eat them…. Oh my […]


Fumiko’s Propose – A Japanese students’ animation work

OK. When I saw this, I was stunned. This 2 min animation was produced by the group of Japanese anime students in Kyoto. For your convenience, there is some storyline. Fumiko is a middle school student (?). She proposes Takashi to be her boyfriend. But Takashi refuses her offer since he wants to devote his time for baseball at this moment…. Fumiko gets shocked and shocked… and shocked…… anyway… here is the anime. Without a further due, here you go…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QqT1P4VO30] Those of whom got confused… it looks like Fumiko traveled around the world, and came back to where Takashi is. And she tried one more time… “I will cook […]


Kyoto World Heritage Wedding for 600,000 yen

Nijo Castle, the one of World Heritage Site in Japan, is now accepting the reservation of the traditional wedding for the 2010 season until the end of this month (Oct 31, 2009). www.nijojo-wedding.jp Nijo Castle was built during the Tokugawa era (completed in 1603) as the residents of Tokugawa Family in Kyoto. In 1994, Nijo Castle was registered as the part of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Wikipedia). According to the report from NHK program, the City of Kyoto appointed Kyoto Kokusai Hotel to provide the wedding service at Nijo Castle. By opening the door to grooms and brides, the City of Kyoto hopes everyone to be familiar with the […]


Japanese online audience are similar to TV audience

In the response to CHART OF THE DAY: Lunchtime Is The New Primetime http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-lunchtime-is-the-new-primetime-2009-10 A Japanese blogger posted this reply The US’s new Primetime is Lunchtime, how about Japan? http://adinnovator.typepad.com/ad_innovator/2009/10/国内アメリカのゴールデンタイムはランチタイム日本では.html Japanese online prime time for online video is very similar to TV. Between 9am-10am, and 7pm-11pm. The Japanese work environment is very strict, and they are very careful about using somebody else’s computer and typing credit card information. Therefore, there is virtually nobody who spent their lunchtime using the work computer watching online videos, or shopping. So what do they do during the lunchtime? They use their cell phone~! Japanesen cell phone can watch TV, buy stuff online and play […]


16,000 yen for New York and 21,000 yen for LA from Japan!!!

UPDATE (9/16 6pm JST): The ticket has sold out… the links below are no longer valid. I’ve been researching an air ticket for my travel from Japan to USA. And I found a craaaaazy travel agency. Their name is Skygate. It’s Japanese online travel agency…. And I started subscribing their newsletter. Just now, I received their newsletter…. 16,000 !!!!!! yen Round Trip Ticket from Narita – New York http://www.skygate.co.jp/airserv/PriceViewServlet?SkygGdsId=171599D&S1;=priceViewByGoods 21,000 !!!!!! yen Round Trip Ticket from Narita – Los Angeles! http://www.skygate.co.jp/airserv/PriceViewServlet?SkygGdsId=171602D&S1;=priceViewByGoods Well, the cheap ticket always has the restriction. New York ticket: (Product ID 171599D) CANNOT select which airline MUST leave between Sep 23-30. MUST be 5-10 days trip. CANNOT […]


My Only Worry About Japanese Politics

Last weekend, I went to vote the Japanese general election. This was my 1st time that I was able to vote the Lower House (The House of Representatives). Since I spent the most of my 20s in Los Angeles. I didn’t really get chance to vote. We had to go through a very complicated paperwork in order to vote overseas. And you had to go to Japanese Embassy or Consulate by yourself to register? Downtown LA? Too much traffic and expensive parking… And you were only able to vote the parties, not the candidiate themselves. However, from this time’s general election, we could register and vote the local candidiate according […]


Forcing Propose Kit (For girls whose boyfriend are slow)

For the girls who has slow boyfriends The Japanese bridal ring retail chain “Virgin Diamond” has released 「強制プロポーズセット」 which means… Forcing Propose Set for 8,892 yen on Aug 7, 2009. (Trademark pending) When I saw the news, I was cracking up. This set was made for the girls whose boyfriends are a little slow. So Virgin Diamond started selling these set to the frustrating girlfriends. The set-ups Once you (girlfriend) purchased the set, they will deliver the kit to your boyfriend’s house. Once he open the box, your boyfriend will see the following greeting card. Congraturations, Ms. XXXX (Girlfriend’s name) applied the our campaign “Suprise Present Campaign ~ Support your […]


Check out the current issue of Rolling Stone (Aug 6)

Check out the current issue (Aug 6) of Rolling Stones magazine (US edittion). And turn to page 72 – “Isolated – Surfing a New Reality” It talks about the surfing move that I was a cinematographer for~! It was a fun memory in Papua, Indonesia last year. —