Monthly Archives: April 2009

Only slightly short of a miracle…

If you are reading this, then I have successfully managed to embed a google map in my blog, this is only slightly short of a miracle, hence the title. I was going to post the map to my new apartment[1], … Continue reading

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Dumming down science..

I’ve just read this blog entry by Ben Goldacre, and this one by Martin Robbins on the dumbing down of science in the media.  The entries, Martin’s in particular, are well thought out and well argued and I would have … Continue reading

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Housing

Not much to report, other than I have hopefully found an apartment, and at 10% less than they were asking for it too. Should have all the paperwork sorted by Weds and move in two or three weeks time.  It’s … Continue reading

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Damn

I think I have entered that phase after everything is exciting and new where you just have to get on with it.  I knew it was coming and I knew it would be the toughest part and, all things considered, … Continue reading

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Gulp

Tonight’s noodles have little fishy flowers in them: I have paid my deposit, there is no going back now! Well, there is, but it will count as failure. In honor of my having secured my place on the course, here … Continue reading

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It got better :)

I am now the proud owner of a set of bed linen, a hairdryer and an electric toothbrush that actually charges on Japan’s electricity! I am looking forward to my first night not sleeping in a bag since I got … Continue reading

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A singularly frustrating Saturday

Gah! Having turned down a credit card when I opened my bank account I must now go back and get one because I cannot have a mobile phone without it.  I suspect this is the sort of rookie error seasoned … Continue reading

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Japanese bureaucracy pt II

You may remember some time ago, I suggested that bureaucracy was something the Japanese excelled at and I felt I would have to get used to it?  I was right.  On the whole though, it does seem to work.  Let … Continue reading

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A rare morning post

I normally wait until the evening to write blog posts to give the day time to get interesting, not today however.  Nope, no chance of me wrting about anything interesting today. I am a bit excited though, I’m about to … Continue reading

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A confession…

Ok, I haven’t exactly made the most of my first weekend in Japan.  I didn’t go sight seeing, I didn’t take a walk around my local neighbourhood to get my bearings and I didn’t make my way to one of … Continue reading

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