Tag: Japan

Moleskine for Evernote: The satisfaction of a well-made notebook

I mentioned previously that I recently picked up one of Moleskine's Evernote notebooks - long after they were first introduced, so I'm not blazing any trails in this area! Essentially, these notebooks are created with the note-taking app in mind, allowing you to scan them into the app with your iPhone's camera. After a week of ...

My top posts of 2016

It's been a busy year on the blogging front. I reached by 1,000th post and built a better habit of regular posts. Some of which were surprisingly popular with those of you with enough time on your hands to come visit. I had a quick look at my stats and the following posts are (in ...

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An iPad Productivity Boost

The only gadget I actually bought when we were in Japan in October was the Smart Keyboard for my 9.7" iPad Pro. If you don't read the remainder of this post, in terms of a review, I can only express my regret for not having picked one up months ago! But I thought Japan was ...

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Finally! Matcha green tea frappuccinos in London

They've been a guilty pleasure on every trip I've taken to Asia...a visit to a Starbucks for a delicious matcha green tea frappuccino. Malaysia. Singapore. Japan. It's always the same. That said, I'm not normally a frappuccino drinker - if I go to Starbucks, I have a very ordinary coffee. No syrups, no cappuccino, nothing ...

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More HyperJapan walkabout videos!

Here are two more quick videos I shot while wandering around the various booths and food stalls at this weekend's HyperJapan expo in London. Just seeing that food on display makes me hungry all over again. https://youtu.be/2sms1l0SKVQ https://youtu.be/qaalmBPGm-Y

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HyperJapan 2016: cosplay and food galore!

We spent a few delightful hours at HyperJapan in London this afternoon. A flurry of cosplay, Japanese music, Japanese food, more cosplay and some more food. Pretty much like every visit to HyperJapan ever. Highlights for me were the delicious Takoyaki (octopus balls), despite almost burning my mouth off when trying to stuff them down ...

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My battered Midori Traveller’s Notebook

My lovely black Midori Traveler's Notebook, part of the massive haul of stationery I picked up on our last trip to Japan, has been in the wars. After a few months of daily use (and I mean daily) it was carelessly thrown into a bag alongside an iPad charger and came off second-best against the plug's ...

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A brief Midori update

So, as I excitedly wrote last October, I picked up quite the collection of Midori Traveler's Notebooks and accessories when I was in Japan. This required a trip to a branch of Tokyu Hands in each of the cities we visited! But it was definitely worth it, as Tokyu Hands stores are treasure troves of ...

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Bentenya at Hyper Japan

https://youtu.be/uXckDRSnRw4 A quick video from last night's visit to Hyper Japan in London. Bentenya were really good fun and very friendly too. They gathered quite a crowd and were a big change from some of the more sedate traditional Japanese song and dance that had been performed up until then. I would have stayed to ...