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Feb 142012

I joined the Costco Zombie Army a few days ago. I realized that I could save a lot of money just by buying gasoline there. But I have to be careful when I go shopping there– it’s easy to wind up with more crap than I know what to do with. Heading off to Asheville

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Harajuku, Akihabara, and a View I Won’t Forget

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Dec 212011

Regardless of my sore throat, I pushed on today. I shipped out some boxes, went to Harajuku and had fish pizza at Shakey’s, bought more souvenirs for people, then went to Akihabara and looked at video games, manga, and electronics. After that, I stopped by Marunouchi and Maruzen, and then had dinner at Sou Hon Kei in Shinjuku again. The view was incredible. Tomorrow I go home. (Sad Face.)

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Toughing it out

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Dec 202011

I started the day late because I wasn’t feeling well. I went to Shinjuku to do some more shopping for people back home, then went to the post office to get boxes to send stuff home in. Dinner was in Roppongi again, followed by more Christmas/souvenir shopping.

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Android Apps For Japanese Learners

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Apr 012011

If you’re going to go Android for Japanese first you need a keyboard. I like Simeji. It’s ugly, but very useful… and really, the only good choice out there, to be honest: Also, if you like to add Japanese-style emoticons, then Kaomoji List is a great add-on to Simeji. It’s activated through the “mushroom

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Surface Mail Arrived.

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Dec 272007

Just a note for those wondering if surface mail (a.k.a 船便 ふなびん or funabin) really takes 8-10 weeks… it does. My packages finally arrived this past week. The last one I sent from Kyoto at the end of October just showed up today. Surface mail takes a while, but it’s cheap.

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