Monday, March 31, 2003


We went to Kew Gardens today. I must admit I'm not much into plants or gardens but I enjoyed the walk, and there were a few colourful blooms that were nice and made Yukiko go "woOoww". I expect it'll be another month or so before it really bursts out with colour. Says he with no idea about what grows when.

Saturday, March 29, 2003

I was shocked yesterday when my computer crashed. Something to do with the web cam driver. But the shock of the crash turned into a greater shock when I realized this was the first time the computer crashed since I bought it over a year and a half ago. Five years ago I would have been ecstatic if a day went by when my computer didn't crash. I guess some progress is slowly being made.

Friday, March 28, 2003

We got a visit from a couple of Japanese Jehovah's Witnesses. Weirded me out. But I did learn that Jesus in Japanese is pronounced 'Yes'. Ya learn something new every day.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Remember that soviet sub I blogged about a while back? It has its own web site.

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Got my UK driving license today. Also scared the bejeezus out of a few people when I test drove a car that we're going to buy. Driving on the wrong side of the road is a bit trickier than I thought it would be - especially judging how much room I have between the left side of the car and things such as curbs, parked cars and bicyclists. But the important thing is that there were no casualties. And I did see that bus bearing down on me at the roundabout.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Went to Cafe Loco to celebrate Yoshie's birthday. The tapas were wonderful, which made the below-average and too-salty paella all the more disappointing. But at under �30 including drinks and service we'd certainly go back again, knowing what to avoid. The highlight of the evening was Yukiko's frequent loud speeches and dancing from her high chair. We all returned home happy and sleepy. The simple life is good.

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Cool! Between Iraq and a Hard Place was one of the best pieces of political satire I've seen in a long time. And now it looks like the whole video is available on the web. Do watch it if you can.