Life in Japan – Part 3

Written on October 2, 2010. Written by .

Hokoku-ji Bamboo forest in Kamakura. It’s been a month since I came to Japan! Tokyo is indeed expensive… Rent: $1234 (incl. key money) Restaurants: $333 Groceries: $250 Subway and trains: $150 Hostel: $100 Cell phone: $70 Miscellaneous: $40 The total is $2177. It can definitely be done a lot cheaper if you are willing to […]

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Life in Japan – Part 2

Written on September 14, 2010. Written by .

At the time of my last post I was just getting settled into my apartment. It’s been over a week since then and in that time I’ve had a chance to experience a real Tokyo lifestyle. It’s hard to summarize what I’ve been doing, but I’ve been sending a lot of time studying at the […]

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Life in Japan

Written on September 4, 2010. Written by .

Kudanshita Picture from my balcony. I moved to Japan four days ago and I haven’t had a chance to write any updates until now. Mostly I’ve been getting setup with an apartment and cell phone, talking to a lot of people, and getting used to the subway and food options. I came here with no […]

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Scheduling without Stress

Written on June 8, 2010. Written by .

Planning could be called a necessary evil. If you don’t plan at all, your life will fall apart; if you plan too much, you’ll start attaching to life quality maximization. Ideally, one could do all the necessary planning to keep their life on track in such a short amount of time that attachment is kept […]

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My Extreme Multivitamin Case Study

Written on February 3, 2010. Written by .

My experience with multivitamin supplements dates back to the days when I ran track in high school. Before I started taking supplements, my performance fluctuated wildly–on some days I would have no endurance and on other days I would feel great. At one point my coach recommended that I try a multivitamin supplement. After I […]

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The Mobile Lifestyle Project: Can you carry everything you need to live well?

Written on September 5, 2009. Written by .

Six months ago I was living in San Diego. I had been working at a tech company doing a programming internship in the research and development department for a project based on augmented reality. Things were going well and I was considering staying for a full-time job. Then I found out the company I was […]

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Keeping Your Data Safe and Mobile

Written on December 14, 2008. Written by .

CERN Computing Center Data in the internet era. Photo courtesy of Skimaniac For most of the history of personal computing, people have been storing their personal data locally on their computer’s hard drive. Documents, email, music, video, photos, and ebooks all resided on a single hard drive in a computer at a fixed location. There are two […]

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Biking to the Grocery Store

Written on June 9, 2008. Written by .

Biking in the City Have you ever tried biking around town? Photo courtesy of wvs Today when I was checking out at the grocery store I told the bagger that I didn’t need any bags. He seemed surprised and said “I’ve been working here three months and nobody has ever said that before.” Apparently not […]

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Weekly Budget of Time

Written on June 1, 2008. Written by .

Hourglass How much time do we really have each week? Photo courtesy of bogenfreund Everyone complains about not having enough time, but usually the problem is that we are utilizing our time ineffectively. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you should spend all your time working. In fact, I think being […]

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