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I have been pretty busy lately and I think it’s only going to get busier. These are some shots around the office and Shinagawa station.

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Went to see cherry blossoms again, this time in Inokashira Park.

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My first time at the Taco Bell in Shibuya, it was a little different from the ones in the states; especially the bbq sauce on the tacos.

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Had a nice lunch one Sunday at a fancy little restaurant inside Shinagawa station.

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Hanging out in Akihabara, a popular place for people who live Japanese animation, comics, games, computers, etc. It’s a pretty laid back place, so I come here often just to walk around.

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Last month, the first Carl’s Jr opened in Japan; right in Akihabara. Since I was there, and the line was short, I decided to give it a try. It was almost identical to what I have had in the states, taste wise. Definitely beats the Taco Bell in Shibuya.

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This was a medium drink, it’s pretty much a child’s meal cup in the states.

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Free refills, a rarity at fast food places in Japan. At some of the family restaurants, they have drink bars, where you get free refills, I was kinda of surprised it didn’t carry over to fast food when I first visited Japan.

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Need an umbrella?

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Stir fried pork with rice, best bento I have had this trip.

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Someone forgot their Elmo in the phone booth.

Tokyo Drink Show 2016: Entry 05 Ribbon Napolin Feat. Dan

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This was only supposed to be sold in Hokkaido, Dan found it in Tokyo. We weren’t sure what the flavor was, but Google helped us out: Ribbon Napolin

  • Pros
    • Smells like bubblegum
  • Cons
    • Slightly over carbonated
    • Carbonation takes away from the flavor
    • Flavor is a little weak compared to smell

Recommend: Not bad, but not really memorable.

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Working in tech, you always have to learn new things. I have been learning Unity3D off and on for a while, but now it’s time go at it for real. I figured I’d give this book a shot.

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If you don’t hear from me again, you’ll know why.

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Went to view Cherry Blossoms in Yoyogi Park, even though it was cold and cloudy, we all had a good time.

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I forgot to bring some snacks for the viewing, so I went looking for a convenience store in Harajuku. I took me quite a while to find one. It was the Omotesando area, which seems to full of fancy shops and restaurants.

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This was the queue for the restrooms at the park. The guy in front of me kept saying he was going to pee his pants.

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A nice Indian restaurant across the street from the office.

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Went to Blacows in Ebisu with a friend to try a Wagyu hamburger. It was pretty expensive, and not that great. I got the Bacon Cheeseburger, about $17.

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My friend went all out and got the special Blacows burger, around $30.

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Walking around Ebisu station a bit before meeting up with others to see some cherry blossoms at night.

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The photo didn’t come out that great, but it was a nice view.

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Back at my favorite lunch spot for Fried Shrimp. The shrimp was so hot it burned my mouth.

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Kimchi beef bowl, always delicious.

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Out to dinner in Kabukicho with a few friends. Was pretty good, but expensive.

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After dinner, it was off to the arcade. Haven’t played air hockey in forever.

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The new Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament. I wasn’t impressed, maybe I’ll give it another shot though.

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Well, I’m in Japan for business again; and this time, I thought I would try to keep a log of what’s going on since I’ll be here for a while.

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I caught an early evening flight and was on my way to Haneda, the flight was a little over eleven hours. I watched a few movies, slept, and looked out the window.

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I’ll be staying in Shinagawa this trip, only a five-minute walk from the office, nice. That’s the view from my room, not too bad.

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There are a lot of offices in Shinagawa, so restaurants are pretty crowded at lunch time. This place at the station usually has a few open seats.

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I met up with a friend in Ebisu on the first Friday I was here and we went to a gyoza place which I can’t remember the name of. The gyoza were huge, but not that great. I’m not sure what it was, but after one and a half of them, I couldn’t have anymore.

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Grabbing some kushikatsu in Kabukicho.

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Fried mango, was a bit gooey.

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A few shots from the office building.

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The view is much better at night. The blue-lit building is part of an aquarium; one day while I was walking by, some people were training penguins. Hopefully, next time I can get a photo or two.

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Walking around by the station thinking of what to get for dinner.

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Found this napolitan place in Akihabara, these are probably the thickest spaghetti noodles I have ever eaten. The bacon was a nice touch.

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Back to the restaurant at Shinagawa station for lunch.

See you guys next time.