Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bath Towel Hanger

Bought bath towel hangers.

Neat. I didn't know such hangers are available. Only 100 yen.


Thursday, June 26, 2008


Another thing I wanted to try - Monja-yaki. I have no idea what "Monja" means but "yaki" is like "cooked".

Base ingredients are watered flour, pork, and cabagge. We added rice cake cubes and salted cod roes.

First, cook cabagge, pork, and other ingredients except watered flour using scrapers.

Then you make a ring and pour watered flour in the center.

As it's getting done, chop and spread it with scrapers. I've seen similar things many times on the roads.

Leave it for a few minutes and eat with a tiny scraper. It was good.

J3 Turbojet Engine

The first mass-produced commercial engine in Japan

Total Length 2330mm
Diameter 852mm
Weight 405kg
Thrust 1200kg
Year 1962

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Commuting Road 2

Near the Kichijouji station

Keio trains

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Love Rabbit

I found a pet store selling rabbits only during geocaching. I found another that sells beetles only too.

Nakano Cache Hunt

I went geocaching to a park in Nakano.

A racoon dog lantern

It's sad I have to force myself to go geocaching. Geocaching is supposed to be free but it's such an expensive hobby here. I spend 320 yen to get one cache.

Neko (Cats)

Typical three colored Japanese cats and other common colored cats.

Fishing in Tiny Pond

During geocaching, I saw people fishing in a tiny pond. I stopped by on the way back.

Wth? I've never seen this short rod. I'm even not sure if I can call it a rod. I, however, saw he got a tiny fish shorter than my thumb. Those tiny black things in the picture are not fish, they are dead leaves. Ok, I have some more pictures to post but I'm too drunk to continue. Later.


Another rainy season flower. Today I went geocaching. I left home around noon and came back around 5:30. It started raining when I got almost home. Lucky me.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Star Soldier R

I've been playing this shooting game for a week now. So addictive. You have to get as high score as possible in two minutes. This is one of the best plays on youtube. My high score is 1063200 as of today. Both my thumbs are swelling bad.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Guitar and drum games

I stopped by an amusement center during my lunchtime walk in Shibuya. I've never played them but it seems they're quite popular.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Police Bike

I asked a police officer what this pipe is. It houses a police club. I just didn't think the club is that long.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blood Drive

Free drink, snack, and a toothbrush for 400ml of your blood. I filled up my point card so I got a reusable shopping bag too.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


The first one of this year is female :) It's a strange feeling that she doesn't know how much time I spent for them at all. She's larger than I expected from her weight while she was still a larva.

Male Beetle Pupa

Friday, June 13, 2008


You can use public transportation and vending machines with this card. 'Unlike' credit cards, you can use it without taking it out of your wallet. All you need to do is to swipe your wallet over the reading device. Really nice.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Izakaya is a place where Japanese businessmen drink and eat. I found a thing that I had wanted to try for a long time. It's called "hoya". I can't explain how it tastes like. The closest I can think of is sea cucumbers while its texture is quite different.

Ajisai - Hydrangea

I have to take my camera with me. This is the best my cell phone can do.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Commuting Road

A typical Japanese neighborhood scene in a sunny morning

Wicket lines at the Kichijoji Station

Wake up at 7:00 and leave around 7:55. 10 mins walk to the station. About 25 mins DS play on a train.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Police Car & Bike

Tokyo has been "officially" in Tsuyu (rainy season) since yesterday.

I have to figure out what the pipe thing by the front wheel is.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Undoukai - Athletic Meet

I was waken up by noises coming from a local elementary school.

4th grade 80m dash

6th grade 100m dash

Bamboo tug-of-war? 4th grade.

Ajisai - Hydrangea

The rainy season flower here in Japan. They will be at their best soon.

Pet Store