Oishii Salad

I’m quite fond of this salad: http://cookpad.com/recipe/942434 On another note, I enjoyed a “welcome party” Wednesday night. About 50 of my coworkers had dinner and drinks at a place not far from the office. A fun night celebrating days past with plenty of toasts to the best days yet to come.

Beer for health

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to play basketball much over the last few weeks, and won’t be able to play at my favorite gym anytime in the near future. The gym is near Tokyo Disneyland, which suffered quite a bit of damage from soil liquefication. A video showing the ground moving not too far from […]

a quake map

Here is a really interesting map showing all the earthquakes that have occurred since Friday, March 11 2011 (3-11-2011): http://www.japanquakemap.com/ Japan Earthquake Map It starts off slow, but it quickly speeds up once the main quake hits (the 9.0). Google maps is quite amazing in this day and age, but I have no doubt that […]

Tuesday at the office

I’ll be at the office on Tuesday. It’s time for things to return as close to normal as they can here. Help is arriving in the hardest hit areas, and they are starting down the (very) long road to reconstruction. This weekend, I watched two interesting based-on-a-true-story movies: Invictus, and Shattered Glass. The latter was […]


For the last few days, we’ve had blackouts for at least 3.5 hours each day. They were planned blackouts, so we knew when they were coming. The blackouts were scheduled in order to conserve enough energy to reroute electric North to the hardest hit areas. I don’t mind the slight inconvenience considering we’re the very […]