One of the many pharmacies at our local shopping arcade. These are called "Yakkyoku" . There has been a lot of research done into the layout of the chemists and what colors are effective at increasing sales. Prices are printed on yellow in bold red and are effective at giving the customer an immediate understanding of the price. Through many weblabs that we done at Amazon, we made the same discovery online too which is why you will find the price to be in bold red across all the Amazon sites.
Recently started to read Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu - also backlogging the anime at the same time. Do you generally read manga and watch the anime series at the same time or finish the manga first or?
Changing trains at Osaki.
Arrival at Kokusai Tenjijyo - the station for Tokyo Big Sight.
Tokyo Big Sight. I dont think I've ever been to the top before - not even sure if they allow folks up there.
I think this was the last of the NHK filming ^^;
The Tokyo Anime Fair has a press room with power outlets and LAN to enable the journalists to write about breaking news such as another oppai pantsu anime series.
Late afternoon at Tokyo Big Sight on the way home.
"Perversion is a crime." The act of perversion is called "Chikan" . Been seeing posters like this more often on the trains and in the stations.
Gift from some comrades in the form of a box of sweet red rice.
Time to replace the watch batteries - been wearing this trusty partner for about 10 years now.
First up is a hat for Nendoroids.
And a spare for when the other is in the wash.
And a pair of yummy Mirai-chan maid cosplay high socks!
Mmmmmmm. Zettai Ryoiki desu.
Playing with the Xperia. Tis Android based and my first time to play about with it. Found it to be more flexible than the iPhone OS. For example, on the iPhone when you click on a link in mail, mail closes and Safari opens. If you want to go back to mail then you need to close Safari and then open mail again!
The Android that I was playing with on the Xperia had something called layers - a click on a link in mail would bring up the browser on top of mail - close the browser to continue to read mail. Would love to get my hands on an unlocked Android phone.
For those of you who have experience using Android and iPhone OS, which do you prefer?
Xperia CM below.
The Xperia has a lifestream thingy which would aggregate tweets and facebook updates from friends which was cool. The Xperia is about the same thickness as the iPhone but the camera kicks 7 shades of poop out of the iPhone camera.
Skating around Shunjuku early evening taking some snaps.
Was nostalgic visiting the Ascii as they are located near the Microsoft offices where I used to work before moving to the Akasaka.
Area map of Shinjuku.
IT Journalist Nobi was a panelist for the night. Nobi has published load of books and writes for a load of magazines too. He also consults for many companies including Apple and Softbank. He is the man.
Yui was on the panel too.
T'was a busy day and moving around Tokyo on blades saves a *lot* of time ^^;
The latest from the "Please do it at home" manner posters from Tokyo Metro.
Many sushi places serve dishes like this - bowl O rice topped with raw fish.
Aoki-san visits the office during his short stay in Tokyo. He has developed a load of operating systems for various game and mobile devices which you are likely to have used.
Gift from Aoki-san - camera with built in flash for the girls.
Tis is the flowery season in Tokyo.
Discovered that Sasara likes sweet stuff. Here she is about to munch on a chocolate strawberry eclaire.
Sasara about to munch on my fave Giant icecream.
Dindins at the Izakaya. "Izakaya" is like a pub where one can order drinks and light/medium dishes.
This is a particular fave of mine - Ochazuke. Tis rice in flavored light soup with various toppings.
Wifey kept quiet and gave me some of this to eat - I wasnt paying attention and then realized it was natto!
I think this was crab korokke - love the deep fried breadcrumbs.
Grabbing some bento to eat at the park.
Many bento places you walk into will have some ready to eat bento boxes like these which may be cold depending on when they made them. If you ask for one at the counter, they will prepare a hot one for you on the spot but may take 5 mins or so.
Trying to improve workflow starting off with re-arranging stuff on the desk. Tried this layout for a few mins but really didn't like the wires all over the desk.
This is the layout I ended up with - moving the MacBook over to the right side which is where it was a while ago ^^;
New layout makes it easier for the girls to gather in the corner.
Trying to get you more prizes which is why submissions for OTACOOL3 will be delayed for a wee bit.