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Tue, Sep. 2nd, 2008 09:02 am

Was going to go out and write something for OtakuUSA yesterday but I left the Nokia at home... GRR! So instead I decided to use my free time to do a 12mile walk through Tokyo without a map.

Thought I was lost when I found myself in front of Waseda University but I figured out how to get to Kodansha from there... Had to go over some hills but thankfully the Sunshine Bldg is a good marker in that part of town.

Check out my route here... Ochanomizu, Ichigaya, Ministry of Defense, Waseda Univ, Gokukuji Temple, Kodansha, Edogawabashi, Iidabashi, Jimbocho, Tokyo Station, Imperial Castle, Yuurakucho. Nice walk

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/jp/ochanomizu/775950680700

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Thu, Aug. 28th, 2008 09:20 am


BeerKyodai
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Ah so maybe now that I figured how to upload images from the keitai straight to the flickr I can do this more often. Maybe...

One size is allowed during work hours; the other is for when you punch out or go to the 7th floor for the night.

Seriously, look how tiny that little dude is.... 130ml!! It's late got to go to bed or couch or desk...

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Fri, Aug. 15th, 2008 08:01 am

Just moving into my new digs. Relatively quiet neighborhood in NorthEast Tokyo (imagine where the East Tokyo United from Giant Killing is based out of... yeah!). There is a liquor store across the street and a western snack stand next door (fried foods and yakisoba for almost nothing). It's nice but man do I get a ton of light. I need to get some curtains fast.

Oh and is it me but does anyone else get a Yosaku Godai feel from this video. I dont have the hentai that he had (yet but today is the start to comiket) but the narrow hall, the small desk and bed taking most of the space... I like it.


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Thu, Nov. 30th, 2006 09:08 am


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Sat, Nov. 4th, 2006 06:26 am

Heh, yeah it's been weird without a full-time job. Trying to get used to it and I had a bit of depression... but what's new about that right.

Having free time was really what scared me the most. I don't like the situation in my apartment right now. Basically its a mess. Books are everywhere (the jokes about books in the Kitchen, closet and restroom are not jokes) And the stacks of Magazines M & I have collected over the years is looking like a fire hazard. So yeah, free time at home was actually weird.

Literally had to adjust to being at home and man does that sound strange. Still, the transition has been pretty cool. First thing I got to say hi to was the oven/range top. I love to cook. You know about the curry addiction. I have been lazy with that. But that takes time... Something I had little of. Made myself some beef the last few days. That is a rare treat for me since the M and I both consider cows way too cute to eat (rabbits are not btw). Finally took the bike to get repaired... The poor machine was so beat up after hitting the mean pot-hole riddled streets of San Francisco, but I had to give it up. The price to get that old Peugeot repaired could have got me a 4 wheeled Peugeot. So I went shopping for a bike!! Got a sweet Miyato 10 speed with brakes high and low. Sweetness for someone who tends to carry too many books in his pack. And tonight I tried to make love with WordPress... I don't have a man-crush yet. David and Jack are going to have to help me with that. But I actually added stuff myself without exporting from LJ.

Tonight... well I am feeling so good I made Curry Udon!! Yeah, I kinda wish I were eating this at my favorite place in the shadow of Tsutenkaku Tower, mainly cause it's pretty quiet here alone, but I think I can deal with this. Hmm, do we have bonito flakes....

man that was so bloggy >_>

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Sat, Apr. 22nd, 2006 06:13 pm

Unless you are sending your kids to boarding schools or you are currently studying overseas right now, you possibly know that the public education system in the US is a big joke. No Child Left Behind an already flawed and in essence a program that has the right to close down public school districts in its clauses, has been under-funded since its inception.

Well now instead of properly funding schools and hiring more teachers most states are trying to make their education systems profitable. In California districts are working on huge deficits. In Indiana the board of education was almost forced to shut things down last year. In Alabama there was legistation to completely end funding to public schools (based on the idea of anti-segregation because not enough white folks were sending their kids to public schools). And now Nebraska has decided to segregate one of their largest school districts, Omaha Unified, and turn it into three or four districts where one district would be mainly whites, there would be one or two for African Americans and one for Latinos....

The State Legislature approved it.
The Governor signed it.
And the sides supporting it are saying the plan gives minorities the right to properly fund their own school districts! Okay wait, so is the State of Nebraska going to give more money to the Latino and Black communities so they can fix their schools, hire new teachers, get computers and create a cirriculum on par with the white district? Or is this another example of the dreaded Ownership Society.

Minorities will now own their own districts with all the problems that they were already plagued with. There already is no money coming from the State or the Federal Government, so the community will have to come up with the money. Essentially you will have districts within a same city competing with each other for funding breaking down the system even further.

from CNN:
In a move decried by some as state-sponsored segregation, the Legislature voted Thursday to divide the Omaha school system into three districts -- one mostly black, one predominantly white and one largely Hispanic.

Supporters said the plan would give minorities control over their own school board and ensure that their children are not shortchanged in favor of white youngsters.

Republican Gov. Dave Heineman signed the measure into law.

Omaha Sen. Pat Bourne decried the bill, saying, "We will go down in history as one of the first states in 20 years to set race relations back."

"History will not, and should not, judge us kindly," said Sen. Gwen Howard of Omaha.

Attorney General Jon Bruning sent a letter to one of the measure's opponents saying that the bill could be in violation of the Constitution's equal-protection clause and that lawsuits almost certainly will be filed.

But its backers said that at the very least, its passage will force policymakers to negotiate seriously about the future of schools in the Omaha area.

The breakup would not occur until July 2008, leaving time for lawmakers to come up with another idea.

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Fri, Apr. 14th, 2006 10:22 am

I don't know what is up with me right now. I have seriously hit a wall with my creativity, energy and luck over the past week or so and honestly with the SFIFF coming up in less than a week I am in serious need for some rest now. (actually that reminds me I need to send a mangacast staff email out.)

Anywho, while in my malaise I ended up doing a little marching. I doubt any of you all care but here is some audio from the San Francisco Day Without an Immigrant March that took place this past Monday. The audio is raw and you might hear me talking to people and friends along the way but seriously it was just cool to see people out there again. Next on is on May 1st.

Hopefully the SF-LA series will get me going again and if that doesn't work all of the film next week will pick up my spirits (and possibly wreck me with all the running around).

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Sun, Mar. 19th, 2006 06:57 pm

Okay I know the anticipation has been huge but here it is:

The second half of the US - Japan Football match at ATT Park. More of the same really me and my co-anchor eating garlic fries chanting "GOOOO! Nippon!" Fortunately there are a lot of goals so have fun or whatever.


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As always, be aware that the review might contain spoilers.

This recording features 33,000+ fans in San Francisco, Calif Feb 10, 2006 9:00p-10:00p.

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Sun, Feb. 19th, 2006 05:07 pm

About a week late and not complete since the file is HUGE!!! But here is some audio from the Japan USA match at ATT Park last week. You will hear me and my GF chatting throughout most of it, but you will also hear us snacking, yanking and clapping. Please don't mind the horns okay, but we were not mic'd (lots of ambience noise).

Have fun!


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This recording features 33,000+ fans in San Francisco, Calif Feb 10, 2006 8:00p-9:00p.

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Wed, Feb. 1st, 2006 04:32 pm

I couldn't listen to the prez last night but after reading the piece I almost vomitted.

Keeping America Competitive
A Hopeful Society

both came up over and over again.

And hell sure its nice to have a competitive America but that means having health care for everyone.
Keeping American competitive also means fully funding education instead of not funding crappy programs like No Child Left Behind.
Keeping America competitive means having Emergency Management Systems that are able to do their job.
Keeping America competitive means protecting major cities like New Orleans and Biluxi safe from all danger man-made or other wise.
Keeping America competitive means having police departments, fire departments and public hospitals fully funded.
Keeping America competitive means moving away from driving cars period. California approved a bullet train from SF to LA and after sitting on it through a Republican governership the money is going to be lost.
Keeping America competitive means keeping competitive jobs here in AMERICA. COMPETITIVE JOBS IN AMERICA FOR AMERICANS SO THEY CAN BE COMPETITIVE!
Keeping America competitive means being able to have freedoms given to us by the Bill of Rights!

A hopeful society is the only thing that can get us out of the darkness. Unfortunately we need to be much more than hopeful. We need to take action. We need to be like Coretta Scott King and we need to take to the streets (FU prez for even mentioning that great woman, your ilk never respected the Kings or those who continue to follow their path of peaceful protest).

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