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Nice article! Coffee is getting more and more popular in Japan. If you're still looking for a place to get good coffee beans, check out this coffee map map.abccoffee.co. It ranks good coffee shops in Japan according to Instagram. You can find one near you.
Selamat Datang, Danny. I have to say, your blog and life journey really inspires me.
Ah yes, perfect place to be obliterated by diabetes and sweetness!
"Children, feed me your trash."
Books and books everywhere! My kind of heaven!
Such an interesting name. I think it's rather creative that someone chose "Mozart" as bakery name instead of musical one. Perhaps this is a reference to Austrian sweet delicacy.
Look at this strange bunny-like and bread-like creature. It looks so confused. I want ten of it.
Such a beautiful and memorable sign!
I play tons of instruments because of extracurricular activities throughout my school year, except high school. But if there's one instrument I still play and love, it would be guitar from my classic guitar lesson. I used to play ensemble in group, though, so playing by myself now feels a little lonely.
Cool shop front! It will be very easy for customer to remember and recognise the shop.
This reminds me of Nakajima from RAVE, LOL. Only less creepy.
Such a cute sign!
"I have no idea what im doing".
Japanese schools seems so nice :3
When will Eijiclock appears? :3 it will be awesome!
That looks so neat! It's interesting to know the process, in case one day I will get a job on thorough branding of a company, including for companies' vehicle.
Love the outfit!
A Kanata Smart Doll soon?
Wahhh these are such cute socks! I want at least 5 pairs of them but I know I won't probably use them because they are too cute... I wonder whether it's okay to wear them underneath a pair of serious-looking Oxford or something.
Who is this girl?
Hi, I've been buying coffee beans in Jupiter Coffee and Tea and until now, I wasn't able to pick up the term she uses everytime the personnel asks me if I want it ground (or I believe this is what she asks me). After I gave her a blank expression, she will asks me if for paper filter and I'll just answer yes and then she will proceed with the grinding of coffee beans. Would you mind telling me some of the terms possible for grind?
Thank you! and by the way, nice blog here and photos! :)
And I am one of those who is quite a coffee lover
is that an iplehouse YID erica?
Am I the only person who somehow always gets hungry whenever I see photos of Japanese street? My mind jumps to Japanese food already.
Looks like another great event :) Great stuff as always Danny! Can't wait to go to Japan one day and attend Culture Japan Night! http://kquotes.com/
pedo bear i'm warning u. u stay out of this one or else... motivational quotes
Thank you for sharing your experience so sincerely with us. Its been a great example and motivator for me. =)
She's so cute!! The characters are so creative, I love their designs specially Haruka's nwn!!
Somehow I'm getting interested in Mirai, most probably due to the artistic sense, and the drawings :D I'm really keen to know what is this type of art known as ? The drawing done by IKKYUU, where my comment tag on. (The deform style, using diatonic colouring, with thick black line.. is there a name for this type of art?)
Dear Danny Choo,
I am referring to your comment below: 'We also interview the man in charge of everything too. He said off camera that while they are rolling more of these out in Japan, they are looking into taking this technology overseas too.
If you are interested then let me know and I'll hook you up with him!'
I am a student from Germany, currently working on a consulting project for a medium sized German company and identifying potential new business opportunities. One would be to enter the underground bicycle parking system, as we think the company has some core competencies it could apply to this new business area. Also, the underground bicycle parking system is almost not available in Europe yet, although market interest might be there.
Thus, I would really like to know whether you could provide me with some additional information (as to whether plans for going overseas exist) or even provide the contact details of the man in charge?
Thank you in advance and warm regards from Germany!
Are there plans for 2nd grade kanji?
wait, this is real time?! the hand and the device on the hand is WRONG!
Can she plzzzzzz be made into a smart doll? I would buy like 500 of those...
Oh I'm so looking forward to moving to Japan! Question for anyone reading, do you know where I could find a directory of Kyudo dojos in or near Tokyo? When I look it up no listings are shown...
请问 我在中国 四川 成都 应该怎么购买 好想要来学习 可以联系我邮箱 谢谢 email@example.com
I have been reading your blog for about 2 years ago when i was looking for material to stimulate my Japanese learning. Had always like the language but some how when i reached lower intermediate I can't seem to get it to go further. After a while, I wasn't following your blog as I was caught up busy with studies for a MSc. and learning Japanese was put into a back burner. However , recently in one of my trip back to Malaysia, I saw Mirai @ Kinokuniya and also at the PLUS toll highway and started reading again.
What I would like to say is Thank You for sharing your life story here with such openness and sincerity. I find myself coming back to read your story when I am stuck with my own business or when I need to push a new idea.
I look forward to meet you one day either in Malaysia or if you are around Hong Kong.
yal blind this is the real cutie
Danny san, what your company adress ? Where I can find it ? We have something for you.
i feel really sad for all those people who died in that earthquake:,(
some one pls tell me she doesn't look like hatsune miku, if only she had turquois hair and a mike they would look exactly alike
I at first thought that they were actually siblings too but it turns out their not
This is my dream.......!!!!!!!!!!
Doesn't get much more rotten than this. Fujoshi, guro fan, lover of monsters, ladies and retro demons.
Eiji is so cute and what cool taste! Now all we need is another boy to pair him with~ *evil fujoshi laugh* >:3
Kaiji Itou (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji)
As someone who went to university for art, I have to say, drawing from life (anything at all!) is a great place to start. We started with simple still life, mushrooms, peppers, fruit etc. and then moved onto live model drawing afterwards. Don't worry if your early drawings suck, they'll be quite terrible at first. Just keep going, that's the difference between someone who stays at the same spot, and someone who gets really good.
Best nendroid ever~The shiny apple is adorable.
More boy nendroids please! :D
This is such a good breakdown on why digital media is so important, and piracy isn't the total evil its made out to be. The internet is the new printing press; when anyone could print something, suddenly social class and interests were transformed and shaken up. The internet is doing the same thing, why shouldn't the very low have access to the entertainment and media of the very rich? I'm not a wealthy person, and I would love to be able to support my favourite anime/manga producers, and I certainly do add money to the pot when I can. There is also the problem of what I'm interested in not being available through legal means in my country, particularly very old/obscure manga that is even out of print in Japan, that is only available through scanslations. Hopefully digital will also cut down on problems like this, and others like censorship, marketing (that really is an evil), exclusion and the inherent problem with art, literature and obscure but artistically important works getting distributed. Everything should go digital, and hopefully with the sales from that, we can enjoy our 'objects' like books and DVD's that as stuff accumulating otakus we love to collect, at an affordable price.
I've been having a fun time learning Japanese through the show 'Anpanman' recently. It's for young kids so the Japanese is simple and almost none of it is subbed. It also introduces neat vocabulary words, different forms of speaking (casual, formal, slang) with easy to understand visual cues. And the main villain Baikinman is just too cute...:3
Yay! I loved the manga. :3
Now 'Do You Remember Love' is stuck in my head, thanks guys. : | (Amazing origami work, I can barely make a crane, let alone a Valkyrie! How much experimenting did it take to come up with this design?? Hours and hours, surely.)
This is so cool...imagine what passion for a hobby can bring!
The best sushi, after salmon maki of course...omnom...
I love her style...long black jacket, black shiny pumps...so eighties!~ Gorgeous woman.
Beautiful men!! Lovely character designs.
Salt in most industrialized nations is iodized to prevent health problems...so it would technically have iodine in it, which does protect against radiation absorption in the thyroid. But I doubt the amount in iodized salt would do anything for anyone, aside from raise blood pressure. Iodine pills have something like 130mg? Around that number...iodized salt has, well, much much less so we don't all die from iodine poisoning.
...this pile of manga looks a little dangerous...XD
Oh man...it's just things, but still, majorly upsetting.
You're right, Canada seems very interested in emotional hysteria, with tear jerking accounts and dramatic photography, etc. compared to fearful predictions that may or may not happen. That kind of emotional reporting is also a little bit tasteless, but I'm okay with it. As long as we're not spreading panic, which is the more important concern.