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Zenkoji Originally uploaded by neepster.

Once again I am in Japan for business and pleasure. Monday morning found us in Nagano, so I took Sriram and Bin to the most famous landmark in Nagano, Zenkoji before we had to go to work. Zenkoji is a famous buddhist temple that has been around for 1400 […]

Sake & Laziness

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted much lately (why do my posts always start with that?), but frankly I haven’t really felt like it (and why is that always in there?).

However, I recently came across a very useful link about sake. For those who remember, sake is one of my top 3 favorite things […]

The Backstroke of the West

Not sure if you all have seen this before or not… perhaps JC has. Apparently some folks in China pirated the chinese version of Stars Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. However, to make money in the english market, the pirates translated the chinese translations straight back to english. Whoever did it obviously did […]


60 years ago today, an atomic bomb was dropped from the Enola Gay into Hiroshima. The bomb was dropped in order to try to prevent the necessity of executing Operation Downfall (the invasion of Kyushu and Honshu) and the estimated million plus casualties on both sides from that operation. However, the destruction and suffering caused […]