Archive for February, 2007

High-Tech Talking Machines

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Of course I’ve been trying to learn Japanese while living in Japan. One thing that has helped me is that Tokyo is full of machines, and for some reason, all of them seem to talk! This is very different from what I’m used to in America, where machines generally just beep, ring or produce prompting tones. [...]

Japan’s Miraculous Massage Chairs

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Before I lived in Japan, whenever I came to Tokyo on a trip I always set aside a day to visit Akihabara, the electronics super district of the world. You can get anything here, though recently prices aren’t necessarily a bargain. You will definitely see gadgets and gizmos found nowhere else in the world. One [...]

Valentine’s Day & White Day

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

From   In Japan, men carry zero responsibility on Valentine's Day except to be showered with chocolates by women who adore them. I don't know who decided this, but on V-day, women give men chocolates. Women give men love letters. Women make their proposals and confessions to the men they love. The men just [...]