Saturday, June 28, 2008

Chinatown ('Nankin-Machi'), Kobe

Before coming to this place, I had the impression that the situation in this Chinatown will be similar to the one we have in my country. Back at home, we could purchase food, clothes, imitation goods (hehe), souvenirs etc. However, I was rather disappointed to see only food, drinks and more food being sold here.. every country is unique after all!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ueno Park, Tokyo

It's a popular tourist destination, not only for foreigners but also japanese. It's home to Ueno zoo, three museums and many other things that I'm not sure about. During spring, many people visit this area for 'hanami'. I observed there were also many school kids having a trip here. It's one of those places we could just hang around, enjoy the scenery or do nothing. One more thing that caught my attention.. this place is clean Man! Definitely, a perfect escape spot from the busy Tokyo Metropolitan

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sherlock Holmes in Kobe? According to Wikipedia (2008), Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective (London based) of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. However, what was his connection with Kobe City, I'm totally unaware of it and I rather leave it as a mystery.. anyway for those of us who wish to relive the adventures of yesteryear, visit here

Friday, June 13, 2008

Euro 2008. After a week in misery watching broken streams, I just knew from a friend that Japanese TV is actually showing Euro 2008 ('It's been a while since the last time I tuned in') Anyway, I'll be counting on the 'Dutch Masters'.. it's been nearly 20 yrs since the last time they won it

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Akihabara, Tokyo

It's a popular Electric/Electronic Town in Japan. My recent visit to this area was a memorable one with me purchasing a memory device and a card reader at a reasonable price. However, for equipment such as camera etc, i think online purchase is much more cheaper.. That being said, the recent 'psychotic' stabbing of passersby around this area is very much regretted. I can't imagine someone going shopping on the weekend but failed to return home because was stabbed to death #$@

Sunday, June 8, 2008

After spring, currently in Kyoto is actually the rainy season. Known as 'tsuyu' (or '梅雨'), although partially interrupts our daily schedule, it's a known fact that rain is actually important for our survival
Rafael Nadal. Today he proved once again that he's the 'King of clay' by winning the French open for 4th time. Federer tried very hard for the past couple of years, but Rafa is the best on this surface, 'enhorabuena' (I hope I got that right)