I am a design student currently living in London. I moved back here to start a new career after four and a half years in Tokyo as a research scientist. Tokyo was certainly an adventure an adventure and now, having built a connection to Japan that guarantees I will be back as soon as I can, I've begun my new bear hunt that has been 6 years in the making. Exciting times!
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: June 2009
So, the first Japanese Benchmark is 15 mins, but it only qualifies as an “ish” as I took a wrong turning and cut off at least 1/4 of my route. All the same, it was a killer. At 8am the … Continue reading
Today I spent 6 hours in worship at the temple of Swedish reasonably-priced flat-pack furniture. I spent a small fortune but, come Wednesday when it is delivered, I shall have an almost fully furnished apartment. The coffee table I want … Continue reading
No, not Michael Jackson. The charger for my camera battery doesn’t work on Japanese power so there won’t be any photos for a while I’m afraid.
This morning I spotted the best example of pointless-job creation I have seen to date. On my way to work I passed some roadworks. I have long got used to the idea that Japan uses men instead of portable traffic … Continue reading
Some sketchy stuff: After scanning it in, I decided to put a bit more shadow inside the hand.
There are different suffixes and counting systems for different objects and there is one entirely dedicated to books (pronounced “~satsu”). The kanji for “book” is 本, pronounced “hon”, so if I had a pile of three (“san”) books I would … Continue reading
I’ve been listening to this really interesting pair of programs on the placebo effect by Ben Goldacre: Episode 1 Episode 2 The results on ADHD blew my mind. Is it time for a rethink on the way we practice medicine?