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  • Twitting From the Inside of Iron Shell

    • UPS lost my package with 32GB HP Touchpad ordered from bestbuy.com on last minute fire sale. AARGH! 3 years ago
    • Just Pre Registered for Otacon 2011! C U in Baltimore. 4 years ago
    • Passing through Philly on the way back from a business trip. Having a Philly cheese steak at a local diner. 4 years ago
    • Hokkaido fair at Mitsuwa supermarket. Having a great miso ramen. 4 years ago
    • Aquarium with electronic fish. aka Secret Project.: http://wp.me/pGGTX-aw 4 years ago
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    • AX 2015 Merchandise
      Its that time of year again - America's largest anime and Japanese culture convention Anime Expo opens doors at the LA Convention Center to zillions of fans from around the world. I've just arrived in LA and have been setting up booth a wee bit. I've also been able to get around without a wheelchair - for now >
    • Culture Japan Online Store
      It gives me great pleasure to announce that our first online store is now open ^o^ The Culture Japan Store lives at shop.culturejapan.jp where you can find our flagship products Smart Doll which ships between 3 - 8 days after one has placed their order. We also got a small selection of T-shirts for humans too which we will be increasing over time.This is Sma […]
    • Shinjuku By Day And Night
      Shinjuku - a bustling region in Tokyo filled with offices and retail stores. This was my hub when I first moved to Japan. Wife and I lived in West Tokyo and commuted to Higashi Fushimi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line. Then my hub became Shibuya when I worked for Amazon. My hub then switched back to being Shinjuku again when I started to work for Microsoft […]
    • Smart Doll Crash Test Dummies
      I just thought I'd show you the Smart Doll Crash Test Dummy version which we use to test our products strength - next up will be the impact videos in slow motion ^^The Female Smart Doll body is due for release late July at the Culture Japan Store. The Male Smart Doll body will also be released as a stand alone product but after Eiji is released. Folks c […]
    • Eiji Seiun Faceup Tests
      Eiji Seiun Smart Doll Faceup TestsFaceup Test 1 Mold 1 (T1M1) I'm still working on faceup, eye, wig and head mold tests for Eiji. I've got a few more molds and faceups in the pipeline and plan to release all heads unpainted too so that folks can customise themselves. I will observe feedback and reflect in final product but probably won't try t […]
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Maple country here I come.

Last year really wanted to take a trip north to Canada. Planned to hop on a car and visit the capital – Toronto, Montreal, and on my way back to stop by Niagara falls. But considering that hellish petrol prices that we had last summer, whole trip could tear a huge hole in my budget. Instead I spent summer scowing around Catskill mountains.

Now, in the middle of the winter, petrol isn’t that pricey, so it was decided to spend New Year holidays in Montreal. sounds like a nice idea to me, at least there will be snow there, and just maybe a whole lots of it. Man, I’m so very much sick and tired of spending New Year without snow.

So I’m packing right now, surely will be quite cold there, took several warm sweaters with me. Will depart overnight and will be there by dawn. Looking forward for a fun time there…

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1/100 Strike Freedom Gundam: full burst mode. Asembly complete.

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First time building an MG kit. Second time building a Gundam, heh. Started a little bit slow. Took me about two days to assemble whole kit. Darn, so many pieces, and that gold plated parts, have to be careful not to scrape the paint.
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Another Pre-Christmas Acquisition

Recently, I’ve introduced myself to a Gundam modeling. As it tunned out to be, this hobby is addictive as hell!

Shortly after fully assembling my first model, I ordered another three. Using those Christmas online sales in full.

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My biggest acquisition so far, and my first Master Grade Gundam that I shall be putting together – Striker Freedom Gundam “Full Burst Mode”. Actually, package arrived yesterday, but I was too involved with the kit, to scramble a posting. Writing this a day later have different views on the build.
Peculiar fact is that, at first I didn’t want to paint this Gundam at all, giving it a second thought, I have to drop some paint on it no matter what.
As far as the other two kits go, I have something in mind for them as well.
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Way to build a snow mountain.

Back overseas I do remember snow being loaded on trucks and taken outside the city to melt. Here, shovel trucks and huge tractors just pile it all up somewhere in the corner. Here’s one of several gigantic snow mounds on the parking lot of a local shopping mall.

Vocaloid attack.

First order from AmiAmi – a set of Nendoroid-Petit by GoodSmile Company.

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For quite some time wanted to get a set of vocaloid characters, and here they are.
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And then it really started to snow.

It is true what they say: “Be careful what you wish for.” In previous article I was elaborating on how we finaly got some snow this season. And here we have it, and whole lot of it. Was literaly digging out my car this morning.

Night in the City.

Well, seems like it had become a habit for me to go out to the City almost every weekend. Not like I don’t like it, it’s just uncommon to me. And just this afternoon we finally got snow in New York City, it started snowing around 2 o`clock in the afternoon, we’ll probably get around 1.5 to 2 centimeters of snow tonight.

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Departing from Brooklyn, tracks and platform already lightly covered with snow.
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