Made in Japan

Just a word… macro video is harder than macro photography because video is not really that easy to “photoshop” for commercial pusposes. In video, one can use After Effects to remove dust and fingerprints, but when motion is involved, removing those type artifacts is a serious pain in the rear!

Barbecue in Japan

It’s summer in Japan! Beaches, bikinis, mini-skirts, and what else can you ask for?

I’ve been busy kickstarting a couple of projects and should put more time into this blog depsite the lack of time!

Just wanted share that I was really caught off guard by my fiance’s uncle who invited both of us to a family barbecue (given that they rarely do this). The barbecue was set to take place during the Obon, a tradition during summer when relatives from far away unite to see each other as well visit the graves of the departed. Its actually special time in Japan were workers are given a full week off for family events (but in all honesty most don’t use it that way; they’d rather hop on a plane to somewhere exotic).

LinkedIn Funny Logo

Browsing the internet, I stumbled upon a comical sarcastic logo of LinkedIn. The image as portrayed below made me realize just how much I missed the good old days (2007ish) when SNS sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn had a real purpose, which was to connect. Those days of the past was when Facebook was open exclusively to college students and LinkedIn to career driven people.

The target user base was very clear and specific: networking.

Using Math to Cut Cake

It’s all in the math. A mathemetician in 1906 figured “a” perfect way to cut cake yet was ignored because it was not proper etiquette. But was it really rude to cut cake the way he proposed?

Two Things a Computer Does

Computers today serve a lot of functions, yet most people forget that they do what they do because someone skillful programmed the computer. Computers have definitely changed our lives and produced information far beyond imaginable several decades ago. Today, we have the internet, realistic video games, social media, and etc.

It’s interesting but they are all programs and algorithms created by skilled coders.

Not many people will know but a computer does just two things…They are:

The Financial Future of Japan

Japan is going in for a reality check on the current economy. With a graying society and retiring labor force with tons of public debt, useless public projects, and obsolete employment models, I just want to know why it seems like nobody here seems to understand that the standard employment procedures here in Japan is not streamlined to spur growth for the economy.

Ivory Tower

Heed the advice that an academic education is no longer a wise investment that can guarantee a prosperous future. When I went to school, the internet was just starting to pick up. Today, you can learn anything you want with will-power and a computer with an internet connection.