I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here four and a half years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world, but now I am preparing to head back to the UK where I will be retraining as a designer.
This blog used to just be for opinionated rambling. Now it is for updates as I pay forward people's support for my attempts to retrain with random acts of kindness... and indulge in opinionated rambling.
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Monthly Archives: May 2009
I have spent several hours diligently giving my phone the benefit of the doubt and doing my best to grow to love it. I have succeeded in some ways, but it seems that Softbank (in their wisdom) have replaced the … Continue reading
I went out and bought a phone last night. I saw an advert for the Samsung Omnia with Softbank and decided that, if I couldn’t have an iPhone, then this was the best I was going to get. It’s supposed … Continue reading
Rain didn’t stop play after all. I got a last minute email saying the man with the truck had a tarp’ and we were back on. The story doesn’t end there but I don’t have time to tell it all … Continue reading
I am moving into my new apartment today. However, it is chucking it down, which means I can’t collect all my new stuff from the lovely guy who was giving/selling it to me :(. No nice comfy sofa for me … Continue reading
Some photos of things to see around Tokyo: Statue of a Samurai Tokyo Rainbow Bridge (name decided by committee) Tokyo’s very own Statue of Liberty. Apparently they borrowed the original from the banks of the Seine for “France Day” some … Continue reading
Oh so very very true: I have photos and stuff from today, I will upload them tomorrow.
I went second hand stuff buying for my new apt. today. I met a very nice man called Ken who has sold me his washing machine for £7. He also sold me a standard lamp, a toaster/grill oven thing and … Continue reading
So, yesterday we went here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyomizu-dera I took this photo from the temple: We ate Yuba, which was delicious, and had a lovely stroll around some of the traditional shops near the temple. I got stopped by a school party … Continue reading
Another piece of scholarly journalism from the Daily Mail. One wonders how the author was able to miss the irony that hangs miasmatic* over his writing. Today I have been to Kyoto, I will post more details and some photos … Continue reading