February 06, 2003

Very random

OK, to explain the photos:
1) A map of the major subway lines. Note that it's ONLY subways and doesn't include all the trains. Personally, with a system like this, I think it's crazy to have a car...
2) A portable ashtray my friend carries around. I've seen various versions. Women have them too, but they are cuter with bright colors. A way to personalize your smoking habits, I suppose.
3) Dried fishies and shrimpies for cats. But you can buy very similar stuff for human consumption too, particularly as 'drinking snacks.' Frankly, I can't tell the difference, but I haven't been tempted to dig into my cats' snack bag...yet...
4) This is wild; I found this poster article about this electronic gadget suit you can wear that will give you extra strength. The example of how this suit can be used is a small woman lifting an elderly man. With the aging population, maybe this will be a reality? If I had such a suit, I'd certainly use it next time I have to lug my suitcase on the train to get to Narita airport (it's a long haul and just getting to and from the airport to Tokyo is the most exhausting part of any trip!)

There ya have it!

Posted by Mie at February 6, 2003 06:28 PM

I love the site! I keep checking it every time there's update. Thx!

Posted by: dave at February 7, 2003 02:17 AM

Like the site~
That one pic of the smokes-- You smoke? If so, GROSS!

Posted by: Dave at February 7, 2003 01:45 PM

Thanks for the positive support. If there's ever anything you're interested that you would like me to check out, let me know and I'll see what I can dig up.

I agree - smoking IS gross. If I drink too much, I can be guilty of smoking, but I usually don't and actually hate the smell. That little ashtry thing's owner is a friend of mine who DOES smoke but is decent enough not to discard the butts all over the place. Tokyo is getting better in terms of an awareness about smoking (Chiyoda town just implemented a law that you can't smoke on the streets, which believe me, has made a huge difference in terms of air quality when you're walking around). It used to be horribly bad everywhere. But people STILL smoke in restaurants. That's one thing I can't tolerate.

Posted by: Mie at February 7, 2003 06:58 PM
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