Tuesday, September 28, 2004

a nice place to work?

I just got a hit to this ste from someone using the query "why japan is a nice place to work". I'm scared. I dearly wish I could find that person and tell them about what working in Japan is like. Not that I'd launch into a tirade about how terrible it is, becuase whinging and complaining hasn't gotten me anywhere but into trouble recently, so I would have this to say: working in Japan is nice if you are a single, white (sorry, it's terrible but true), native english speaker with a fairly dynamic personality who isn't too harsh on the eye and doesn't mind working from 12pm to 10:30pm 5-6 days a week for a farily substantial sum of money (typically 250,000 yen these days).
Otherwise I have no comment. Come over and find out - some of the best things you'll discover are beer vending machines on train stations, and $2 cigarette packet dispensers on every street corner. Yes, it's true, grab a couple of 500mL monster cans of Asahi super dry for the trip home. You'll like that at least.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

SLA Eikaiwa

Yes, I'm still alive. The website needed a bit of a resurrection though becuase a lot's been happening and it got away from me a bit. I've mostly been working on an online system and accompanying website for SLA Eikaiwa, an english school with 2 branches in Osaka: SLA Eikaiwa

So my other projects got put aside, and in the meantime the domain name for the server hosting this site's images and also AutoLinkback expired. It was generously donated by a friend who runs his own hosting company, DataFly. Things are winding down a bit now, so I might get it together and get AutoLinkback set up again.

Got a new phone with a half decent camera in it so there may well be more Tyler pics in store. In the meantime while we survive earthquakes and typhoons Japan isn't being too bad to this man, not too shabby at all.