Archivo para el mes May, 2012

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – 時をかける少女

Por kirai el 30 de May de 2012 en Anime,Books

I recently finished reading the short novel The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (時をかける少女) by Yasutaka Tsutsui. It was published for the first time in 1967, but it’s now popular again thanks to a movie released in 2006 by the animation studio Madhouse based on the same story. Even though the story plot of the [...]

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Osamu Tezuka Sketches Exhibition

Por kirai el 27 de May de 2012 en Manga

The other day I had the chance to visit an exhibition about the father of manga, Osamu Tezuka, in the Setagaya Literary Museum. The exhibition is organized in a chronological way and starts telling us things about the student life of Tezuka. During the last years of the war, Tezuka Osamu studied medicine in Osaka [...]

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Pocari Sweat

Por kirai el 24 de May de 2012 en Drinks

The first time I tried Pocari Sweat I thought it would be some kind of copy of Aquarius by The Coca-Cola Company. Pocari Sweat has a somewhat milder taste than Aquarius and if you fill two glasses with both, Pocari Sweat is more transparent; but in general they are very similar. But it turns out [...]

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The Eclipse from Tokyo

Por kirai el 21 de May de 2012 en Various

It’s been seven years since the last time I had the opportunity to see an annular eclipse. That time it was in Calpe (my hometown); this time, in Tokyo, I didn’t have my friend Albert here with his telescope and his astronomy knowledge, so I was not so well prepared; but with some Mizar glasses [...]

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Por kirai el 18 de May de 2012 en Architecture

Yesterday I visited Hikarie, the new building, department store, self-contained microcity in Shibuya. I don’t really like how this big crystal cube, 183 meters tall, looks like on the east side of the station. It is not a structure that you see from the street and say “Wow!”. But, from the inside the experience is [...]

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Working with a Sony Head-mounted Display

Por kirai el 17 de May de 2012 en Gadgets,Technology

A Mixi engineer recently bought a HMZ-T1 (Sony), possibly the best Head-mounted Display in the market. But instead of using it to play video games or watch movies he is trying to use it to work. One of the advantages is that you can work in any position! Morimoto working. One of the things he [...]

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Aikido – The Samurai Spirit

Por kirai el 16 de May de 2012 en JapaneseCulture

I didn’t have much idea about aikido but after watching this 45 minutes documentary I have become quite interested in it. It is fascinating how master Shioda knocks down Robert Kennedy’s bodyguard in a second when he visited Japan in 1966, it seems like he uses a magical technique. In the documentary some of the [...]

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100.000 LEDs and Tokyo Sky Tree Light Up

Por kirai el 14 de May de 2012 en Architecture

Tokyo Sky Tree will open up to visitors on May 22nd, to go up to the observation platform will cost 3,000 yen. Tokyo Sky Tree is 634 meters tall and is the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai. To celebrate the hotaru (firefly) festival during last weekend 100,000 balls with [...]

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