Category: General

Just general posts that don't fall under other available categories.

Mass Transit vs. Vehicles

I won’t say too much on this topic now, as I could go into it more down the road. But, after watching the November edition of Honolulu on the Move, I decided to make this post. That program highlights developments in Honolulu’s rail transit project, expected to take several years yet before being fully operational. …

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New Post Every Day in November

I am trying something new this month. I am setting a goal to have a new post every single day this month. Even if it’s something short, I want to try to have a new post every day. If you’re looking forward to reading my posts every day, according to the time zones, you can …

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Return of Wendy’s

This is a two-tiered post, in that I will talk about both the return of Wendy’s to Japan and also to the US market with their new burgers. Let’s start with the new burgers then. Since I am in Japan, I haven’t tried the new burgers. A big part of the new burgers is not …

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New jubeat (Copious)…Without Some Older Songs

Of course I was excited about the new jubeat. It didn’t take me long to notice, however, that there were some songs missing.  A full list of the 50+ songs that were removed (yes, 50+) can be viewed here. Here are the top 5 songs I wish were still in jubeat Copious: 5. FREE FREE …

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New Ohio Culture Shocks

I think I remember doing a post a couple years back about some culture shocks of Ohio. I think it was the price differences I noticed between Ohio and Hawaii. Well, I’ve got some culture shocks for this time that I came back from Ohio. 1. There’s space here. I flew into Erie International Airport, …

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Amazon’s New Video Service

I am currently working on my Oscar nominations list for 2011. In the meantime, I have started using Amazon’s Video On Demand service this week. Ironic that it was just announced (though I heard a few weeks ago via rumors) that Amazon will be offering a service where Amazon Prime members will receive free streaming …

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Smart.fm No Longer Free

Today, Smart.fm announced that they will no longer be offering their services for free. If you don’t know what Smart.fm is, it was developed in 2007 as a language learning tool that I’ve personally been using since summer of 2009 to strengthen my Japanese language skills. While it was developed originally as a tool for …

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Michael Oh

I haven’t done a post in a while, and this isn’t much of a post. However, I wanted to share a video I stumbled across this morning. Even the first few minutes are very compelling; I think Michael Oh is a very articulate speaker. The length may scare you, but it was a good 12 …

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Digital Storage Prices

This post will likely be another short one. I was reminded of how 4 years ago when I went on a trip to Japan with my high school, I bought a 2 GB SD Card at Best Buy to put inside my (mom’s) camera and use on the trip. The cost of that card was, …

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The 1sts and Lasts of Hawai’i

Hawaii has a number of interesting random facts. Thought I’d list some of them here. This list sprouted from this fact I found today: -The state of Hawaii has the nation’s smallest county in terms of size-Kalawao County. With a population of just 147, Kalawao County is separate from the entire rest of the island …

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