Pension

A while ago at the studio some of the folk with families were in an intense conversation about their pays and how (well) they can live in the future. Pensions were mentioned as well, and someone said “I feel sorry for foreigners who pay in pensions here”. I was a bit surprised and asked why, and he said “come on, no way you’d live here for so long.”

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Echigo Red Ale

I picked up a can of the Red Ale by the Japanese craft brewery Echigo. Echigo is the old name for the area that is currently Niigata prefecture, where the brewery is based.

Echigo Red Ale

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Tokyo Black

A few years ago “dark beers” started showing up on the supermarket shelves in Japan. I think every major mass-market brewery has a porter-imitation brand, but Tokyo Black from Yo-Ho is a whole different world.

Tokyo Black

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Dota 2

I gave it a try. People were going on all (online) around me about the Internationals, which by the looks of it is the Dota equivalent of LCS,  and I decided I’d see for myself what’s going on – I could hardly tell what was going on at all from replays after all.

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Jordan Badger, the brother of Adrian Mole

It’s one thing to be stuck in the studio basically all day (except for exceptions), and it’s another to spend the whole of that time actively doing work. Which is what happened today…

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