Android robots like these freak me out. It’s a big step into the future of robotics, but they are starting to look like more and more real. These have cameras installed in their retinas so they can look at people walking by. They move a little (mostly or all in the face?), they talk, and who knows what the next step will be. Just be prepared for the future android invasion!
Mix these guys with the Honda Asimo robot and you’ve got some crazy functionality! (Or a step towards a real Terminator?)
And check out this crazy stuff… you can kiss a TV and the image reacts to you.
This youtube video is great. Why? The surprise at 22 seconds! NICE!
Don’t understand Japanese and want to know what they’re saying? You could always hire an interpreting agency.
If you’re visiting Japan and want to return home with something special and unique to Japan besides chopsticks or a Japanese folding fan, you might consider buying a Kokeshi doll as a present for friends and family back home.
Mio Matsumura Loves Kokeshi Dolls
Check out this site if you want to know more about what a Kokeshi Doll is. Here’s a quick summary though – There are two main styles of Kokeshi dolls. One is the traditional style, the other is the creative style where the artist can show more expression in his creation.
This one is huge in Japan!
The traditional Japanese kokeshi dolls are often linked to an onsen within the Tohoku region of Japan. They are given the following types of names which are spot on or closely related to the onsen name: Tsuchiyu, Yajiro, Togatta, Naruko, Sakunami, Zao Takayu, Hijiori, Kijiyama, Nambu, and Tsugaru.
Kokeshi Doll Collection
This closing time is can be either awesome, or trouble… but if you live outside of the city and miss your midnight train from Hakata, it could be a great place to hang out until the trains start running again at 6am… if you can stay awake.
If you’re the only customer left, the staff will probably stay until you leave! (I’ve seen it happen before)
Me and a (gaijin) friend of mine were heading to play some darts at Cybac and he handed me a can of coffee. The can said – Coffee 170%! No way can they fit 170% coffee inside a can that’s not 70% bigger! After some deciphering we decided it means +70% of the normal amount of coffee beans were used to make this delicious beverage. I’ve had conversations at a cafe while drinking hot coffee, but this is my first canned coffee conversation.
170 Percent Coffee? I’m sold!
By the way… for those of you that order coffee online you can free shipping on most orders and get $5 off at ROASTe by entering a coupon code BLOGME5.
I saw this so I had to give it a shot! TWICE! At first I though hey, it’s a cheaper alternative than buying huge shoes (size 13-14) in America and having them shipped. The shoe washing machine has brushes that beat the hell out of your shoes, then a dryer that doesn’t work well. Maybe if I would have spent 1000 yen I’d have dry shoes, but I was too impatient.
What a great idea! But after 2 washes it just gave me dirty wet shoes, that later smelled bad because of the moisture and humidity. Oops!
Alright, here’s the deal. You get 11 days of bargain prices! But that’s not all… once those 11 days are over you go into overtime aka Final Bargain mode!
I bet it took this guy 2 hours to do his hair.
This is in the afternoon. From start to finish, the process to get your doughnuts takes about 45 minutes. Mister Donuts takes about 3 minutes, but there’s a gazillion locations vs the Krispy Kreme locations. You can buy Krispy Kreme donuts online too!
Krispy Kreme Tokyo Japan – It is worth it! Just not every day.
Today I thought I’d show an interesting picture from my trip to the dentist. At the dentist you need to remove your shoes at the door, and wear (real small) slippers in the office, then once you leave you place them into this Star Trek style machine that has a mysterious blue light that magically cleans them (using ultraviolet light).
Just press the button to get your clean slippers, wow!
I dare you to stick your hands in there!
Took a picture of this bag at a department store.
An animal and relations will become good.
Animals are alive with nature.
It is a friend wholly.
Add a “Booyah!” and you’ve got an awesome bag!