Wednesday, August 26, 2009

2 years in Japan/my new toy.

I have officially been in Japan for two years now. In those two years, I've made friends, lost friends, traveled, had good times and bad times, but mostly good times. I became a university graduate and I got myself an awesome job. I've moved 3 times, which is pretty low for a 2 year period for me.

I wasn't sure if I would stay once I got here. It turns out that I do like it here and I'm going to stick around for a while.

On an unrelated note, I got myself a new toy. It's an Acer Aspire One micro laptop, and it's a lot of fun. I got it cheap from a store that's going out of business. I really want a computer I can do video editing on, but this is a nice little toy that I can take anywhere. When I get a bigger place to live (move #4) and more money in the bank, I'll get a nice non-laptop for business reasons, but for now this tiny little device is enough to keep me going until then.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

What I've been up to...

As I mentioned, I got a job here in Japan. I guess I should show off what I've been doing.

First, videos that I didn't make, but I added finishing touches on ...

I really can't take much credit at all for these, but I did a few minutes work and upload them.

these videos I did SOME work on, but mostly wasn't my work...

The last 3 I offered creative input, but I didn't really do anything. The first one I changed in some ways, but I can't take much credit for.

The next one I did everything other than filming and basic timing.

Actually, the majority of what I've done isn't public yet.

Last night I went to a fireworks festival in Ome, which is pretty much the edge of the edge of Tokyo city. It was actually a blast.

Besides the fireworks, Ome (which is a really cute town) turns out to be the home of cro-magnum man. I've been in Japan for almost 2 years, and I have NEVER seen people act like they did in Ome. It's a bit difficult to explain, but think "New Jersey". I literally stepped over 3 Smirnoff Ice bottles while avoiding this large group of people with a large bottle of sake and ended up getting yelled at by the police because there was a bus slowly heading my way maybe 50 feet away.

Anyways, I've been busy, but it's fun.

Next week, I'm going to Summer Sonic (a big music festival) and I'm pumped.