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I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here nearly three 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.
I am trying to retrain as a designer and you may see the odd example of my work appear here as I progress.
I also indulge in opinionated rambling.
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Monthly Archives: September 2009
My parent’s neighbour said hello to me over the fence today. She asked how I was and then observed “Your eyes haven’t gone all slitty yet then?”.
My art course has started and, exactly on cue, my digital camera has broken and the company* I was supposed to be buying a new laptop from inexplicably cancelled my order. Both of these are very important as it’s an … Continue reading
There is another aspect of the biscuit injury story I want to briefly discuss before I put this to bed. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that Dr Lewis wrote to me and sent me the full report, which he did, … Continue reading
***Another update: I meant to say at some point that I’m unsure whether the behaviour of Dr Lewis is as cynical as it may appear on the surface, I am beginning to suspect him more of some quite severe naivety. … Continue reading
The next installment is coming I promise, but I’ve been busy and I want to devote the time it deserves to it. In the mean time, here is todays XKCD comic, I found it a little too close to home… … Continue reading
***UPDATE: Not more than 20 mins after I posted this I got an reply from Dr Lewis to an email I sent him this morning. I am reading it now, part 2 coming soon! *** Apparently “more than half of … Continue reading
I just want to shake my fists at the gods of peptide synthesis and ask “WHY?! Why won’t you let just one thing go right?!”, but it wouldn’t make me feel any better. This demo period is not going well … Continue reading
I didn’t make it out on Tuesday. Or Wednesday or Thursday. But I did make it out this evening. Same drill as last time, I think I went about the same distance in the time, but I wound in and … Continue reading
I have just heard that we will be unable to do much if any ordering of lab supplies between December and April. Apparently this is because all grants must be spent by the end of the financial year and, in … Continue reading
Here is my favourite news article from the BBC for today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8234463.stm I have another suggestion on how Japan can tackle its looming worker shortage. Given that there is currently a man dressed in the uniform of a traffic controller … Continue reading