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We're just back (as of yesterday) from a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Went for a walk with a friend of mine yesterday. Really nice trails in Eastern Yamanashi Prefecture. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Essay by Eric Weiner I think hope lies in the very nature of travel. Travel entails wishful thinking. It demands a leap of faith, and of imagination, to board a plane for some faraway land, hoping, wishing, for a taste... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
I find it perplexing that folks who voluntarily populated silos like Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are crying foul about censorship, citing the 1st amendment. These platforms are private companies and, as such, aren't bound to uphold the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Posting this, so that I can find it easily again later. Man I wish never went away. David Fankhauser's website on cheesemaking. Professor of Biology and Chemistry and homesteader. I didn't realize that Professor Frankhauser was one of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Though my people may not be many, we are ready for the storm to come... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
94 new cases reported in Okinawa excerpt: Denny Tamaki, the governor of Okinawa, said he was shocked by the number of infections and said it was “extremely regrettable” that so many cases had emerged among American troops and affiliated personnel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Aside from the Lupin III backgrounds, my own pictures, and some stills from Ozu Yasujiro, I’ve also downloaded some from this site. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
A good article at Asia Times by Jake Adelstein on Japan's retrospective contact tracing. excerpt: It is based on a simple theory, put forward by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: “The spread of infection can be prevented by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Apologies to people that don't understand Japanese. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
While I usually skip the ads at the beginning, I had my hands full when I was listening to a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience (link will expire) and learned they'll be switching to Spotify. Some articles that... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Some pics Peas, borage and Italian parsley Strawberries Borlotto beans Avocados Swiss chard Casablanca lilies Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
David over at the wonderful Ridgeline Images has put up the latest update to a post about the availability of mountain huts and campsites. Most places are, as you'd imagine, closed down through the end (May 6th) of the current... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
A couple of days ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency across much of Japan. What this means for the bulk of folks is a bit unclear, but the people at Safecast have produced a good analysis... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Learned a few hours ago that my gym is closed for at least the next two and a half weeks, seemingly as part of the measures to reduce the risk of spreading the new corona virus. I was planning to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2020 at 的射
One of the things that's hard to come by in Tokyo is decent American-style breakfast or brunch. One of my favorite things to do back in the States was to go out to brunch on Sundays and feast while throwing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
from Vice Munchies Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Gotta go to Lucca in Toronto. Pretty sure that's where Miyuki Adachi works and I've been addicted to his Instagram for quite some time now. If you've an interest in handmade pasta, do yourself a favor and check it out.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
Squats 3x3@100, deads 2x5@125, bentover rows 3 sets@25, single-leg leg curls 2 sets. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at 的射
From Rippetoe's Practical Programming for Strength Training: So what is the best way to address this potential problem? Start simple. Start cheap. If proper nutritional advice is ignored or difficult to follow, then vitamin and mineral supplementation can be recommended... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at 的射
So I've been slowly but surely trying to increase the weights I'm using. It probably seems obvious, but the only way to get stronger is to constantly chase bigger poundages. There are many ways to go about it and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at 的射
I recently started listening to the Uncivilize podcast and I'm digging a lot of it. Since I'm very late to the party, I only just heard the podcast with John Barentine. I think the first time I remember being startled... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
So... my cell phone's screen just died. I suppose ten and a half years (albeit with one replacement battery) is a good run for such things. Everything's closed for the holidays just now, so it'll be a couple of days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at tonari no shibafu
I have a love of cookbooks. To be more p... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at tonari no shibafu