27 May 2019, 06:47

Great great great with Rin and Hiro et. al.
06:47 Monday 27 May 2019 JST

Yesterday I attended my second Tokyo Tribe event, and was invited to do workshops there after half the people in the workshop said they benefitted from things I had said during the workshop.

I plan to work with Rin and Hiro to put together my own workshops, and initially, offer them in conjunction with Tokyo Tribe Jiaii. (I am not sure of the branding they use, nor the branding I will use, but I recently bought the domain wanb.us to do my Urbit Star.

“Let’s be our own best friends. Cause we are all just dogs on a bus.”

Rin said she knows a person who does branding. Strictly speaking, I do too! HI Jimmy!

Hiro showed us his daily journal templates, which were written in Japanese. I whipped up my own version, and plan to post them under robot-pages <– not sure if this URL is correct

後、Rin and Hiro will attend mixed gender group tonight at Christine’s in Nishi Azabu. Good thing they like cats!

24 May 2019, 23:10

studied Japanese with Akiko in Akihabara
23:10 Friday 24 May 2019 JST

There are probably errors in the Japanese notes below!

Scanned with our new laser printer.

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24 May 2019, 23:05

laser printer
23:05 Friday 24 May 2019 JST

Until now, we have always had inkjet printers. Our inkjet printer ran out of ink again, and I was like ef this. We are buying a laser printer.

It arrived today.

It is thrice as heavy as the inkjet and ten times as fast, a lot more crisp, and omg super great.

It scans like a champ (with its autofeeder that even worked with somewhat not-flat pages). This laser printer is lovely.

22 May 2019, 11:54

First session with Dane Dormio
11:54 Wednesday 22 May 2019 JST

I just finished a two hour session with Dane Dormio, during which we got a high level look at how I am doing in different areas of my life versus how I want to be doing in those areas. Then identified some action and habit I can implement in the next week.

Action: clear space for new printer

Habit: continue exercises from A Course in Miracles

10 May 2019, 13:21

omfg, wait what? Lucifer Season 4 Episode 1 (slight spoilers)
13:21 Friday 10 May 2019 JST

I enjoyed episodes 1 - 3 of Lucifer.

Season 4 just came out and the second to end scene of Episode 1 had me in tears.

Then the last scene was like O_o wait, what??????

Aww man, but the beginning of Episode 2 is a letdown. I hope it turns around.

09 May 2019, 22:00

benefits of leaving an airport at 00:01
22:00 Thursday 09 May 2019 JST

My friend wanted to buy a ticket to leave on Saturday and accidentally bought a ticket that leaves at 00:01am (one minute after midnight) Saturday morning. (26 hours from now as I write this)

I challenged him to write 25 benefits of such a situation. Here are mine:

  1. have a funny story
  2. be awake with nothing to do but watch digital clock turn from 23:59:59 to 00:00:00
  3. arrive at airport when it’s relatively quiet
  4. get a chance to see behind-the-scenes stuff they only do at night at airports
  5. not have to wake up early for a flight
  6. have already halfway solved the jetlag issue
  7. get to really ponder the human construct of tracking time
  8. have a chance to put a smile on face of staff working late
  9. save time shopping for souvenirs
  10. save money on buying souvenirs
  11. have moving walkway all to yourself
  12. get to wonder if other passengers made the same mistake
  13. get to joke about how early the flight is
  14. easy chance to sleep late on Saturday
  15. no worries about a large choice of food vendors in airport
  16. immediate night mode on plane so can sleep quickly
  17. “I leave tonight” and “I leave tomorrow” are both true
  18. passport stamps says you left the day before you actually leave
  19. opportunity for taking nighttime photos at airport
  20. can play in kids zone because no kids will be there
  21. can say “good evening” to one seatmate immediately before “good morning” to next seatmate.
  22. easily compare flight duration with length of day
  23. get to board a plane wearing pajamas
  24. get wonder when and wear the pilots slept
  25. can say “I remember getting on the plane like it was yesterday”
22:53 Thursday 09 May 2019 JST

Finished! It took just under an hour.

09 May 2019, 20:22

japanese until yoyogi-uehara
20:22 Thursday 09 May 2019 JST

There are probably errors in the Japanese notes below!


I went to an Onsen with my friend. My wife drove us to an onsen before so I didn’t know exactly where it was. I thought today’s onsent was the same one I had been to when my wife drove, but was surprised it turned out to be a different one.



09 May 2019, 20:20

Headed to see my Babychan
20:20 Thursday 09 May 2019 JST

Lin said she had an “unbelievably hard day at work today” so I look forward to listening and hopefully helping her sort out her feelings on the whole thing. New job, new system, steep learning curve; I can relate!

09 May 2019, 20:18

lesson in Akihabara
20:18 Thursday 09 May 2019 JST

Today I showed students in Akihabara the website and snippets for Marble Track 3. They were like “waow” etc. I love the project and felt a bit guilty for taking up a significant amount of class time with it. We have had lessons for years though, so I don’t think they will mind.

09 May 2019, 17:19

great lessons at SCC
17:19 Thursday 09 May 2019 JST

Four lessons at SCC today. One was shorter than expected due to a (hopefully small) medical emergency. Third lesson on the third floor featured discussions of the other three lessons and hearing they students really enjoy my passion for the topics.