Finally launched the 1st of 3 Teespring campaigns for the “Will Work for…” t-shirt series. Click on the photo above [or right here] for more info, pricing, etc. Campaign ends on October 31, and we need 50 orders to go to print. Please share this with your family and friends, I’d really appreciate it.
Light night food in Myanmar.
Photograph by Nicola Miles, National Geographic Your Shot
Spent a nice afternoon in Nagasaki today. What was not so nice is seeing this evil daruma doll on a movie poster. It looks like the Japanese version of Chuckie. Nightmares for days to come, I’m sure.
There’s something about people on trains. Always so quiet, pensive, lost in their own worlds. Can’t help but wonder what they’re thinking about or what their lives are like.
Bad Gastein - Austria (von Bernd Thaller)
It’s typhoon season here in Japan. Although the Nagasaki area hasn’t been in the typhoon target zone this year, there have still been some bleak looking days with strong winds and scattered showers.
One thing that takes getting used to is that summer weather (heat, humidity, and sunny skies) lasts until the beginning of November on the island of Kyushu. Never thought I’d say this, but I’m ready for winter.
This is as festive as it gets for Halloween in Japan.
Took a trip to Huis Ten Bosch today, a charming theme park in Sasebo, Japan that is modeled after Amsterdam. While they do have a few rides for kids, it is mostly shops, restaurants, novelty museums, and live entertainment. A European disneyland for adults, if you will. Best time to go is during the evening when they have fireworks, you can take a moonlit canal ride, and/or “ooh and aah” your way through the Art Garden that is beautifully lit up in the evening. More photos to follow in the next few days.
Everybody meet Omuran-chan (大村んちゃん). Nearly every city, prefecture, ward, and even individual companies in Japan have what they call yuru characters to represent their area/business. Omuran-chan is Omura’s (the city I live in) character, and she’s so flippin’ adorable that I’ve to decided to dress up as her for Halloween :)