Time for another lookback post.
one year ago — tokyo trip planning
24-aug-2014 was a sunday; later that week we would be going to tokyo for a short trip, so the post was about trip planning. I made a list of places to go, let’s see how many we actually managed:
- sukiji fish market — yep, twice
- ginza — we walked past it, on the way somewhere else
- shinjuki 新宿 for more shopping — don’t think so
- shibuya 渋谷 for the iconic busy crossing, shopping at Tokyu Hands and Takashimaya — yep, interestingly our first time to the shibuya crossing, also found a farmer’s market and then visited the meiji temple
- ebisu 恵比寿 for restaurants and izakayas — nope
- roppongi 六本木 for bars and clubs — again, walked past
- akihabara 秋葉原 for electronics — went past on subway
- ueno 上野 for park and zoo — yep, this was a really interesting area, especially the discovery of Ameya-Yokochō アメヤ横丁 shopping and eating alley
- asakusa 浅草 for a bit of history, culture and religion — nope
- odaiba お台場 artificial island with a bridge, beaches, exhibition halls and shopping — nope
Another tidbit from the post was a pic of greater tokyo compared with london. Astounding.
three years ago — lunch at ledbury, dinner at hawksmoor
It was mm’s last full day in London after visiting me for 3 weeks. We were both really sad that the holiday was over. I was sad to see her leave, but I’d quit my job by then and I knew we’d see each other in a couple of months when I move back.
I took her to the ledbury for lunch. Borough market and vinopolis in the afternoon and then hawksmoor for dinner. I still think she preferred hawksmoor over the ledbury, and if I had to choose, I’d go for hawksmoor too. Ledbury dinner prices is sky-high but lunch is okay, around the same price as hawksmoor dinner. Still, we can say we’ve been to one of the best restaurants in London.
five years ago — books vs ebooks
A link to a newsweek article on books vs ebooks. Unfortunately 404 error means can’t find page anymore.
ten years ago — crimson room game
No post on the 24th, nearest was 25-aug-2005 when I reported that I was playing this game that required finding 13 objects to escape from the room.
If you found:
0-6 items, your IQ is very low, total idiot
6-8 items, Low IQ, you are an idiot
9-10 items, you are normal
11-12 items, your IQ is high, above the average
13 items found and get out of the room, there are less than 4000 people in the world can do it.
I found 12. Sherlock gave me the game, sigh, I need to get back in touch with her. Original link no longer exists, but a little googling gives lots of options. It’s a flash game so I won’t play on the mba. The exact game isn’t an app, but there are now plenty of room escape apps available.