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Meme Power

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Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 10:45 pm.

I figured this had to be put on the internet somehow…

Thanks to Mike for this. Fantastic.

Japan: Nagoya, Regional Differences

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Posted on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 10:04 pm.

On Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, I had arranged to meet up with a medical school friend, Masaru.  His hometown in Japan is Nagoya, which is located about an hour by Shinkansen from Tokyo.  Although he also was acting as my translator during my trip, it was interesting to see another friend from home on my trip, as well as another narrative on various places I visited.

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Japan: Tokyo, Lodging

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Posted on Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 12:06 am.

Considering our first day in Japan was a shortened one, leaving the airport late in the afternoon and checking into our hostel in the evening, it was good to get a fresh start on day 2 (Tuesday, December 21st).

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Japan: Arrival, Transit

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Posted on Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at 11:12 pm.

Dan and I had started thinking about a trip together to Japan during his Spring Break roadtrip to the east coast back in March of 2010.   It was meant to be a return trip for Dan and a vacation for me, mainly as a post-Step 1 trip, albeit during winter break and not immediately after the exam.  Plans solidified in the autumn with the purchase of airfare, JR Pass, and Dan booking a few hotels and hostels for the skeleton of our trip route.  We both left the US from our respective airports on Sunday, December 19, and met up in Narita Airport, in Tokyo Japan on Monday, the 20th.

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Parking Lot Traffic Guy

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Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 7:19 am.

While I went to city hall with my friend Grant to go to our interviews for direct contracting next year, it occurred to me that you guys might be interested in this.

There’s a guy in the parking lot who stands on a little tower, like so:

Parking Lot Traffic Guy

His job is to point at an empty spot, and your job is to go there.

This isn’t by any means common; I’ve only seen it in two other places. It’s neat, though, and I can see how it would be a huge help to drivers…

The Japanese Staff Room

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Posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm.

My name is Scott. Though I’m American, I work in a Japanese school and this is my fourth year here in Japan.

Staff Room Chalk Boards


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Death Valley

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Posted on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 2:13 pm.

Nat and I spent last week visiting Death Valley National Park (and Las Vegas, for a day).  I picked out the best pictures, uploaded them to Picasa,  and added pretty extensive commentary.  It would have been too many pictures to fit reasonably in a post here, plus I wanted to share them with with people outside of this site’s crowd, so hopefully I will be forgiven for linking to another site instead of posting directly here.  Check it out:

http://picasaweb.google.com/mmarchese1/DeathValleyHighlights?authkey=Gv1sRgCPGxv7-I6tqeIw&feat=directlink

Remember that you can view them full screen by clicking the full screen button in the top left.  It let me upload them at fairly high res (1200×1600) so full screen looks good.