July 28, 2005

Spice World

The deliciousness of our recent trip to the all-you-can-eat Indian buffet can't be expressed through mere words. In fact, a picture doesn't even do it justice... but here it is anyway:

Ring Of Fire

24 hours later and my stomach is still burning from the wonderful spiciness. It makes me wonder why we are cooking a spicy Thai curry for dinner today...

If you need me, you'll know where to find me. (I'll give you a hint... FLUSH)


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July 19, 2005

Virtual Tourist

My interest in photography has been nothing more than owning a camera and pushing a button. However, a recent introduction into the world of Virtual Tourist might make me think twice before snapping my next picture.

The site is a bit difficult to navigate at first, what with the advertisements and all... but if you take a moment to figure it out, you'll find travel tips, pictures, summaries, and a whole lot more written by yours truly.

The great part about Virtual Tourist is that there's a much higher probability people will stumble across the site. Maybe my (limited) travel advice will actually help someone.

Don't get me wrong, though. Thanks to Alex, the Poopdeck is (and always will be) the #1 site for updates and babble from Ye Ol' Captain. Virtual Tourist is simply an alternate environment where I can pretend my pictures actually mean something.

As of now the site is very much in progress (currently only 3 pictures). However, it has become a recent hobby/obsession, so it will likely grow rapidly within the next few weeks.

A permanant link can be found on the sidebar of the Poopdeck, so if you're interested (and bored), check out the Poopdeck's most valuable dingy...

JScatty on Virtual Tourist.com!


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July 18, 2005


Just when I thought I saw everything there was to see on Japanese television (a paper airplane fight, a simulated earthquake gameshow, Japan's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" just to name a few...) I've now stumbled across the 'karaoke show'.

It's not what your thinking, either. It's not a high budget competition, like American Idol. No no, it's just a low budget video camera, in a karaoke room, filming two Japanese people sing karaoke (actually, only one guy is singing, and his date is hesitantly dancing on the couch). Basically, it's like watching a home video of two people who went out for a night, and decided to broadcast it on national television (on the sports channel, oddly enough). Of course, i am mesmerized. This guy is actually quite good.

It amazes, though, that Japanese people, who can't speak a word of English, can waltz into a karaoke room, choose any number of English songs (the one on now is "Fantasy" by Earth, Wind, and Fire?!) and sing every word, not only in tune, but in near flawless English. It boggles the mind I tells ya. (He did make one mistake, though... he read "fantasy" as "fanta-sigh the first time through... heh heh heh, idiot.) I can remember the few times I've tried a Japanese song, and I can't get through the first three words.

Yeah, so, I'm going to go ahead and assume this is one of those 'you had to be here moments,' but believe me... it's strange.

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July 13, 2005

Via Lopolis

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July 12, 2005

After Sweat

Believe it or not, it tastes worse than it sounds.

after sweat.jpg

"To the moisture replenishment when the throat dried up after it sweats and after sports."

Pocari Sweat, on the other hand... now that's good sweat.

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July 09, 2005

Tour De Asia

Recently, we had the wonderful opportunity to take a trip to some of the coolest spots is Asia. Japan makes as a good hub for travel, and living here has allowed us to visit many places which would have been very difficult to do otherwise.

At the end of June, we made our way to Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Malaysia. The trip was fantastic, relaxing, and educational (not really), and I have many pictures of our journey, and the sights we saw along the way.

Before we left, I purchased a new camera with lot's of cool functions and buttons and such. However, it took me a little while to get used to it, so some of the pictures came out blurry. (Especially pictures at night. With night shot, you have to be completely still, and that was very hard to do while on a moving vehicle.) Blurry pictures aside, there are some good ones... so enough babble, take a look!

Tour of Asia: It rained a lot at first, but the sun came out at just the right time. Check out our final huzza in Asia as we say goodbye in the most memorable way possible.

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July 07, 2005

What Time Is It?

Well then, it's been a very long time since I've updated! We've been extremely busy in the past few weeks (or months), but things are starting to settle a bit and I hope to share some recent pictures, future plans, and a wrap up of our time here in Japan during our last few weeks here before heading home. The offical date has been set and it looks like, definitely, we'll be home sometime during the day of August 17th. I think we're both ready to move on, especially since we've said goodbye to a lot of friends recently, but we will soon follow in their footsteps and head off to another adventure... wherever that may be.

I have many pictures from our recent trip to some of Asia's most vibrant, beautiful, and unique countries, which I hope to post within the next day or two. But for now, in honor of our friend Michael (the last member of a large group of people to leave Japan recently), I leave you with a picture. I have been searching for a watch for a few weeks now, and during his last night at work we happened to find these while out on our lunch break. We were very excited, and have asked each other for the time at least 80 times in the past 48 hours. Maybe it's a 'you had to be there' kinda thing, but we'll miss "Grampa" Michael, and everyone else who left, so this picture is for him.


A rough draft of our next course of action can be found on the sidebar of the Poopdeck. Also, keep an eye out for more frequent updates, as well as many more pictures in the near future. But until then...


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