Sunday, April 23, 2006

Καλό Πάσχα!

... from Japan ;)

Monday, April 10, 2006


Today I'm sick, so I found some time to update the blog with this post about Hanami.

Japan looks its best when sakura (cherry-blossoms) is about.

As with all of the countries in the world, in terms of natural beauty spring is the most beautiful season of the year. But in Japan, sakura blossoms and makes nature at this time unbelievably beautiful! Ofcourse, japanese people agree and they take any opportunity they can to celebrate the beauty of nature under the beautiful flowers. The amazing combination of white and pink in this tree inspires japanese people (nature's beauty always does this, doesn't it...). But here's the catch: the flowers don't usually stay longer than one to two weeks! So this beauty, once a year, represents how beautiful moments in life are so frail and pass quickly. So, almost all japanese go for hanami, which is having a picnic under the sakura (usually involving alot of drinking!). To give you the size of the importance of this period, tv-stations monitor the progressing of the blossoming throughout Japan, while a hanami usually kick-starts the new academic and fiscal years!

Enough talking, on to the pictures I managed to gather... Unfortunately, most of them are not at the peak of the season which is usually around

My house :)

Near my house

Unfortunately there's a problem with Will post a couple more soon!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Found it!

The commercial I first saw on japanese tv and made and impression...

Your mind tricks

will not work here...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Dogeza instructions

or how to apologise correctly in Japan!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The bomb has landed...

I know I've been absent for too long but I've been terribly busy. In the meantime:

Apple Macs can now run Windows XP

that is the karate-chop-fatal-kill move by Apple.

That's all for now...