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A week in Tokyo 7

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Tue 2008/02/19 00:25 JST
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Not so many external meetings for the past week and have been frantically working on the next major changes to dannychoo.com which I aim to release this week if all goes well.

Pic of the recently acquired bicycle parked on a cold n crisp morning on the way to get some Mc Donalds breakfast.

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Never have been able to ride a bicycle for most of my life until I tried out my wifes new mini bicycle. I found I could actually ride it and then decided to get my own....hmmmm. I'm having a wave of Deja Vu - have I talked about this before? I forget so will continue anyway ^^;

The bicycle cost about 20,000 yen. Is light weight (about 3 Kg) and can fold up small enough to fit in my trouser pocket. Cone to think of it - thats lighter than my MacBook Pro ^^;

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An ad for one of those stamina drinks aimed at the salary man. I hear that drinking too many of these is bad for you.

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Mc Donalds has these video chat terminals where you can chat to people who are at other Mc Donalds - never seen anybody using these.

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Fancy a nurse, maid, cheerleader or sailor fuku costumes for cheap? If so then give this UFO catcher a whirl.

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The yummy Miho Tanaka [田中美保] - video of her below.

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Meeting lunch in Shibuya - some Thai food.

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Picking up some side dishes. Side dishes are called "Okazu" [おかず] but Okazu is also the term used for "material-that-one-looks-at-while-dolphin-waxing."

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Nothing better than a walk on a cold n crisp sunny morning listening to the birds chirp.

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On the move by car. This road was blocked of yesterday for the Tokyo Marathon.

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Sorting out through a load of mags to get rid of and bring to Book Off. Mostly Pasokon Paradise, BugBug, Dengeki Hime, Megami Magazine, NewType, some doujinshi and previous brochures from Wonfes etc.

I generally try to get rid of mags and keep if most of the mag has info that I want to refer to later of if its full of nice 2D girls - some of the Dengeki Hime and Megami issues are hit n miss. If there only a few pages then I will rip them out, scan or photo them and keep electronically to save space.

Been round to some comrades houses where I would see issues of mags (stacks of them) which are over ten years old ^^; What do you do with your old mags? Do you keep them in sight, stock them out of sight or trash/give them away?

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Folks on the way to work in the morning.

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Sunny Shibuya - bus terminal exit. Amazon offices is the tall building on the left of the pic.

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Folks lining up for lunch at a Chinese restaurant.

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Currently going through rehabilitation for my back - this is my rehab plan. Why cant the illustration style look like this instead ^^;

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Some Kaisen Yakisoba over dinner meeting.

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Devil May Cry 4 is utterly awesome. I do try to get in at least one stage per day. A new weapon called the Death Bringer makes DMC 4 so much more enjoyable. Use the Death Bringer to hurl yourself across the screen, grab enemies and smash them into the floor or fling them around the screen ^^;
See some of the gameplay footage below where you can see the Death Bringer in action.

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Old rubbing along with the new.

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Many small shopping streets are closed off in the afternoons for folks to do their grocery shopping. This road is closed off from 3 to 7pm.

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Love the way folks like up their bicycles neatly in the middle.

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Construction on a new shop.

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Grabbing some vegetables n fruits.

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The phone number has only 7 digits meaning that this shop has been here since the dawn of civilization.

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Grabbing some meat for dinner.

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Indoor local market selling all sorts of groceries.

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More meetings in Shibuya.

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Burger lunch just after getting the iPod Touch.

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Is Tokyo the only city where mags full of cute girls are handed out for free?

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Some curry for dinner - thanks to member Windbell for brining over the curry packs from Singapore ^^;

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