Monthly Archives: October 2009 v5

Okay guys and gals. Version 5 of is now live! I would really appreciate your thoughts and feedback on the design and functionality. Let me know about bugs and suggested improvements ^^.
Posted in Design & Web | 66 Comments

Red Bean Pepsi

Okay, video time! The new flavour of Pepsi was launched in Japan yesterday. An ambitious Azuki (red-bean) flavour! I called into my local 100 yen Lawsons to pick one up and give it a whirl. My thoughts below ^^.
Posted in Other | 27 Comments

Super Mario Cakes and Treats

Here’s a selection of some deliciously awesome Japanese Super Mario cakes I found on Flickr. The creator is quite the artist, sculpting Mario, Luigi and the Mushroom Kingdom out of fondant and chocolate. Brings back fond memories of the Mario cake I had as a child…
Posted in Other | 12 Comments

The Yaki-Imo Man of Japan

At first a faint wail carried by a distant wind, slowly growing louder and louder into a caterwauling song. As the leaves turn yellow and red and the temperature drops, Japan’s 100 year-old Ishi Yaki-Imo Man comes out to play. Video below.
Posted in Japan | 23 Comments

Anglerfish Ovary & Microscopic Photography

Ever seen what the ovary of that bioluminescent deep sea monstrosity the anglerfish looks like? How about the mouth of a sea urchin, oral surface of a starfish or a freshwater dinoflagellate? Dig into this collection of microscopic photographs that show just how much we’re really not seeing in our lives.
Posted in Bioluminescence | 20 Comments

Gakuranman Giveaway Winners!

Alrighty good people. You’ve been kept waiting enough! Here are the winners are the Gakuranman Giveaway contest that I posted a few weeks ago! There were two prizes up for grabs – an Edufire Superpass and a bundle of awesome Japanese sweets!
Posted in Other | 20 Comments

Japanese-style Interior Design

A bit of a chance encounter after work today saw me with my first photography job doing some shots for a small Japanese interior decoration store. It was literally a walk-in and shoot for charity sketch! So here are some photos of the gorgeous hand-made Japanese furniture.
Posted in Japan | 12 Comments
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