Support Tohoku Earthquake Victims!

Do you want to support the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and at the same time know exactly where the money goes? The Tohoku Donation page was created to do just that, support the victims of the earthquake/tsunami but also enable donators to track where the money goes.

At the Nest

Relaxing in front of the fire place at the Nest after dinner. Soon to take a hot bath that smell slightly of sulfur. 


Kaleo means “sound” or “voice” in Hawaiian and is also the name of an Islandic rock group that lives in Houston, TX. If you like rock influenced by folk and blues then this group may be worth listen to.

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The Bones of J.R. Jones

Downloaded The Bones of J.R. Jones from iTunes last week, and it has been spinning (electronically) on my player ever since. A singer/songwriter favoring guitar and mandolin based blues rock that sometimes sounds to come from another age. I like :)

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AirBnB and the Likes

AirBnB and the likes legalized in Japan. A bill allowing private citizens to rent out part of or whole homes for 180 days per year was approved on March 1, 2017. A compromise between promoting tourism and pleasing established companies in the hotel industry. 

Home Alone

I’m home alone this week. My better half is on a business trip to Vietnam. She sent a photo of her dinner. Yummy! Though I guess her response when seeing the BBQ was more in line with “see you later alligator” (sorry, couldn’t resist).

In Shock!

The Cannondale store where I bought my bicycle, and serviced it every 1-3 months for years closed down since I last visited 2.5 months ago.