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And now for something completely different

February 4th, 2009

Since November I have been, and continue to be, happily employed at a scientific institute in Auckland, New Zealand as one of their software developers. It’s a world away from the daily marathons I walked across Japan, struggling to understand and be understood. No more fascinating local customs or idiosyncrasies pick up on (though our [...]

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2008-09-09 It’s all about who you know

September 9th, 2008

We’re back in Japan and immediately being made to feel like honoured guests. In Nagoya we revisited Iizuka-san, with whom I stayed back in May, and her daughter’s family came to say hello. The seven of us piled into the late-model people mover, decked out with dashboard navigation system and TV. Kiyomi said drivers are [...]

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2008-08-08 Taking a break

August 8th, 2008

A.k.a. “I’m melting, I’m melting”
It is seriously hot in Tokyo, and most of Japan for that matter. So we’re taking a break and flying to America for a road-trip! Updates will still happen, but expect sausages and hot dogs instead of sashimi and hot springs.
     

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