Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 26 days – Train, train..

Hoo boy, it’s now less than 4 weeks till I leave for Japan!  When it was a few months away, I was kind of relaxed about preparations, but now it’s getting real!  One big preparation question: buy a JR Rail Pass or not?

Ben Folds Five and… Fraggles???

Ben Folds Five and Fraggle Rock

Okay, this was something that showed up in one of my random walks through YouTube, happens to be on a channel called “Nerdist”, so you can understand why it got my attention! The band is “Ben Folds Five”, the song is “Do It Anyway”, and the Muppets are from “Fraggle … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 35 days and counting, some thoughts…

Inou Tadataka

Only 35 days till I leave for Japan! I’m making some final plans, getting things lined up and ready to go. There’s a lot more information available online for trip planning in Japan than there was, even in 2010, especially in the area of figuring out costs. With the exchange … Continue reading