Update! You can see pictures of me eating canned Oden on Chris and Lisa's blog. It was pretty gross but it was an experience. No one wanted to try it so I had to
Last Saturday Reiko and I went on a tour of Akihabara with the Tokyo Japanese- English Language and Culture Meetup. The assistant organizer for the meetup, Asako, planned out a pretty interesting trip for everyone. I guess she wanted us to see all the fantastic, and strange places in Akihabara, so we went to two maid cafes, a cosplay costume shop, and and finally an adult department shop. The[...]
Just spent the 4th with my friends from the Japanese Meetup Group. We went to Lake Fairfax to see the fireworks and picnic outside. I went early at 10am to grab a table but by that time they were already all taken. The weather was good in the morning and I got a bit of sun which I don't necessarily concider a bad thing though I wouldn't want to do it too often. But after noon it turned sour [...]
I just uploaded some pictures from Saturday's picnic with the Northern Virginia Japanese Language Group! It was a lot of fun, we packed up a bit early though Anyway, check out the photos here.
Today Reiko and I are going into DC to go to Washington DC Japanese Meetup. Reiko seems excited about it so I'm looking forward to it. She seems to like meeting new people and making new friends. She seems to get along really well with my friends from the Northern Virginia Japanese Meetup group. The last couple days Reiko seems to be happier than she was last week so I'm feeling up as well. [...]
For a while now I've been going to local Japanese meetups (set up on meetup.com) to practice Japanese and I recently started going to a local Linux meetup. I enjoy meetups and it's given me a chance to meet some folks that I wouldn't otherwise meet. Unfortunately meetup.com is going to start charging group organizers a fee per group that they organize ($9 for existing groups for 2005; after [...]
I just got back from the meetup. It was pretty awesome because four new people showed up this time. It's still pretty obvious how bad I am compared to everyone else that comes. I tend to not be able to follow along very well and even when I can I'm not really able to say what I want to. I get discouraged easily and that too is a little too obvious. On top of that I'm not a real social kind of[...]