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dokool invades Tokyo, documents for posterity, sells soul

Postby dokool » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:25 pm

So, as encouraged by Otohiko, I've decided to start a threads with some of my photos.

As some people may know, I've moved back to Tokyo, Japan, where I plan on studying Japanese for two years. This is as much for my mental/physical state as it is for me to leverage bilingualism into getting a job in the future, but suffice to say I'm back home and loving it.

To document my various adventures, I've started a travelblog at http://www.dokool.com. I also have a Flickr account set up at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokool/ for those more inclined to that site. I figure whenever I post a new set of photos I'll throw one or two of them here along with a link to the full set.

And of course, for those who might be interested in important certain things (such as cheap R2s, character goods, or whatever else you can come up with), I am more than willing to facilitate, so drop me a line.

On that note, I give you day shots, night shots, Engrish, and subliminal vagina. Enjoy.

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Postby dokool » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:58 pm

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Postby guy07 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:07 am

Ah, japan, the land of rich culture, cheap pop culture, bad english and allys you can't drive cars down (seriously, wtf?). Never been there myself, but i'll prob go some day (once my jap gets good enough i can carry on a conversation). I enjoy pics, their lives are so different from ours, it's fun to see what it's like. Keep this going, i'm intreigued (sp?). 8-)
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Postby SQ » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:45 pm

How long are you in Tokyo for? And why did you have to bring so much stuff?
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Postby Minion » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:51 pm

guy07 wrote:Ah, japan, the land of rich culture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukkake
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Postby dokool » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:42 am

SQ wrote:How long are you in Tokyo for? And why did you have to bring so much stuff?


Two years, which should answer both questions ;-)
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Postby SQ » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:19 pm

Why are you staying in a hotel if you're in Tokyo for 2 years?

And why are you there for 2 years anyway?
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Postby dokool » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:48 am

SQ wrote:Why are you staying in a hotel if you're in Tokyo for 2 years?

And why are you there for 2 years anyway?


I stayed in a hotel for 3 nights until I could sign my lease (and get my stuff couriered) - I'm now in my apartment. My <a href="http://www.naganuma-school.or.jp">language school</a> starts classes on Tuesday.

Incidentally, of the 5 boxes, one was my laptop (the black one), one was full of winter clothing (which I'll barely need - the lowest it's been since arrival was about 50F), and one was half-full of medical stuff (big sharps containers, a cryo cuff, etc). Everything else was the bulk of my clothing, plus my CD/DVD cases and couple books.
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Postby guy07 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:52 pm

Minion wrote:
guy07 wrote:Ah, japan, the land of rich culture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukkake

Yup, rich, sticky culture.
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Postby dokool » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:47 pm

Some sumo pics, because who doesn't love big fat guys smacking the hell out of each other? The entire set can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokool/set ... 467299856/

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokool/350450829/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/350450829_0c5b05d085.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="010707_sumo_28.jpg"></a>

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokool/350448205/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/350448205_3d20276a00.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="010707_sumo_135.jpg"></a>

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Postby SQ » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:10 pm

ROFL. So I see Hello Kitty is still a big thing...
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Postby guy07 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:09 am

Hello kitty at a sumo match,win.
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Postby dokool » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:39 pm

A couple neat ones that I've shown a few people via AIM.

The other night I tried my hand at HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, which basically consists of taking three photos at different exposure levels and combining them, so you get all of the "highlights" of a photo. See http://www.stuckincustoms.com for some EXTREME examples of this.

Anyway, my first HDR pic, at Hachiko in Shibuya:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokool/351143691/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/351143691_a400a97165_b.jpg" width="1024" height="680" alt="010807shibuya_normalversion.jpg"></a>


I also did this neat alternative versions that has been compared to Serial Experiments Lain (particularly because of how the "people" on the bottom look):

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokool/351144211/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/351144211_d35e19db2e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="680" alt="010807shibuya_weirdversion.jpg"></a>
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Postby Kusoyaro » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:43 pm

Man, I wanna go back :cry:
I have no idea how to use this new forum.
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Postby x_rex30 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:29 pm

I see death note
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