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: December 2009
It would seem that January is strawberry season in Japan. Odd.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks the new rules forbidding airline passengers from getting out of their seats in the last hour of a flight is an utterly pointless and ridiculous rule. I also heard a rumour … Continue reading
I’m off for some mulled wine and a traditional Japanese Christmas lunch of KFC. Enjoy your turkey and trimmings, don’t drink too little and, when you fall asleep in front of the fire, remember to wake up in time for … Continue reading
Now there’s a sentiment guaranteed to put a few backs up; I suppose I’d better explain myself. Please bear with me because first we must go back to basics. When someone commits a crime there are two considerations that determine … Continue reading
…that the intelligent and considerate people who read this blog believe in global warming, believe it is caused by us and believe it is something we need to stop, or the consequences will be serious. However, just in case a … Continue reading
This is a poster showing some of the metabolic processes going on inside you right now, as well as some of the ones going on inside that pot plant on the window sill. I find the pathways and reactions themselves … Continue reading
… but I do think the new Boeing Dreamliner has very attractive wings. They look so very much like swallows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zN5ieXLdWA
You should follow this link to the original, it has an amusing mouseover.
I love this, especially the bit about being 9000 miles from home, although the white wine in the sun bit doesn’t really work in the northern hemisphere. Warning: contains extreme atheism