Weet-Bix in Japan

Finally I have acquired one of my favourite staples for breakfast… Weet-Bix! A typical breakfast in Japan would be rice, grilled fish, raw egg, pickled vegies and natto. As this is almost exactly what I have for lunch, I need my cereal! There aren’t many cereals to choose from here, there are a few Kellogs brands (Frosties, Cocoa Pops, Corn Flakes etc) but they are very small and very expensive. There are also a few other...

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HDR photography with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

This article shows you how to make High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos, and shows 6 HDR photos I made in minutes with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Includes a guide on how to make HDR photos with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera. This article will not give advice on the setting to use for your shots, this is something I always struggled with. (Update 8 months after this original post: I’m not struggling with getting good...

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Response to Media; Death of Osama bin Laden

On May 1, 2011 Pres. Barack Obama appeared on national television with the spontaneous announcement that Osama bin Laden, the purported organizer of the tragic events of September 11th 2001, was killed by military forces in Pakistan. Within moments, a media blitz ran across virtually all television networks in what could only be described as a grotesque celebratory display, reflective of a level of emotional immaturity that borders on...

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Sydney city from the air

A few thousand metres up and at a few hundred kilometres an hour, it is difficult to take a still shot. This photo of Sydney city shows the entire CBD area, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Centrepoint Tower, Pyrmont and Glebe, out to the Bay suburbs (Double Bay, Rose Bay, Watson’s Bay), most of the Harbour and the mouth of the Harbour. This photo is available for download in 16:10 widescreen (up to 2560 x 1600). I...

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Driving from Suenohara to Toyota City, then Toyota Stadium… vending machine spotting

Here is a video I took, driving from my house to Toyota city. Originally the video was supposed to help me remember a new route to drive to work, but found it interesting at how many vending machines there were, and where they were. Vending machines in Japan are known as 自販機 (jihanki, which is a shortened version of the full word). Vending machine 自販機 (jihanki) spotting in Toyota city, Aichi, Japan (HD) The video was taken on my...

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