Monthly Archives: July 2008

Star Wars Celebration: 30 Years In Japan

This Star Wars Celebration Japan event marking 30 years since the original film was released in Japan (it came out here one year later than in the western world) took place on the weekend of July 19-21 and of course … Continue reading

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I Graduated 10 Years Ago

It’s hard to believe it but today marks the 10th anniversary of my graduation from the University Of Lincolnshire & Humberside in Hull. In some ways it also seems a long time ago as I feel I have done quite … Continue reading

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Trying Is The First Step Towards Failure!

That great Homer Simpson quote is fairly apt for me after last Fridays pi*s-poor effort by yours truly at Umemoto restaurant which is a stones throw away from where I live in Zoshigaya. With nothing better to do late Friday … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Tobu Zoo

With four days off last week and no money nor energy I stayed local rather than going overseas. The holiday began last Tuesday with a trip to Tobu Dobutsukoen (Tobu Zoological Park) with my girlfriend. Less than an hour away from … Continue reading

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Soundtrack Of My Life (And My Lessons)

The digital age has brought down the curtain for many where purchasing CD’s are concerned which is a bit of a shame as I used to really enjoy shopping for CD’s. I hadn’t bought any for ages until recently for … Continue reading

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‘Ello, Ello Ello What’s All This Going On ‘Ere Then?!!

The start of July saw a huge increase in police officers in the stations in and around Tokyo which I think was because of the G8 Summit meeting way up north (on a different island in fact!) in Hokkaido between … Continue reading

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Malaysia 2008: Borneo Pt III (Bonus) – A Very Costly Error

So there I was with a couple of other guys waiting to get a bus at about 10.30am from the roadside cafe in Kota Kinabatanagan where I had also been dropped off on the way to my jungle adventure. No … Continue reading

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Malaysia 2008: Borneo Pt II – It’s A Jungle Out There

I went to Borneo to see Orang-Utans and to experience the jungle along the 560 km long Kinabatangan river which I did via a shoestring safari three days two nights tour. A six hour bus journey to Kota Kinabatangan and a … Continue reading

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Malaysia 2008: Borneo Pt I – Beached Out In Kota Kinabalu

Last Wednesday I went to Malaysian Borneo for what turned out to be quite an eventful trip. Beforehand I had low expectations for the holiday as sooner or later one of them has to not be so good and on … Continue reading

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