Monday, October 29, 2007

On my way...

well well well... there is more than one reason to get excited this week besides traveling to India. Yeah, I just became one of those guys who switched from PC to a Mac. Finally, months of wait is over and I can play with my own 'leopard' now. Haven't had enough time to play with it though. But I guess I'll get to exploit its features in my coming trip to India. If this excitement lasts for a while, then hopefully you will see the next post on the iweb :)

Guess I'm already on my way to become a 'Mac Freak' :D

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

US of A

Just came back from a week long trip to what my friend calls as U Stay Alone. Some people call it USA :)
I had a presentation at a conference there in San Jose. The presentation was just a formality. Actually, I was looking forward to meeting some old buddies from college there. The weather was pleasantly cool and I had a really nice week. Went around UC Berkeley, spent some quality time with old pals. All'n'all it was a nice trip. Except only; yeah, the 'security checks' before boarding the flight. But given that it was a 'United Airlines' flight, I was kind of expecting the 'checks'. Didn't piss me off much this time though, cause I had gone through it last time.

But it reminded me of this funny video. How perfect for this kinda situation!! ;-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

ええじゃないか ええじゃないか!




時間がなかったのでそれだけで富士急は終了。次の日は予定に入ってなかったのに四人がまた「ええじゃないか」チャレンジしに富士急へ!また2時間の待ちでともう一つのライド。乗れば乗るほど楽しくなっていくええじゃないか。それの影響で後で乗ったKing of coasters 'フジヤマ'も普通に思われた (^_^)

いや、またチャレンジしに行きたいなー、 ええ(はんぱ)じゃないか!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Hokkaido unlimited..









Wednesday, August 15, 2007


夏休みの宿題 (^_^)

Thursday, August 02, 2007




Saturday, June 02, 2007


 最初はいけばなかと思ったけど、ちょっと違う形で、日本の方法でアメリカのフラワーデザインというテーマでした。入ったら結構込んでいましたけど、どこ見ても女の人ばっかり。もちろん女の人がフラワーデザインが好きだけど、花が好き男の人っていないだろうかね。 と思ってちょっと恥ずかしい気持ちでなかに入った。全国から来たいろんな人のデザインは6つのテーマで分かれていた。全部のデザインがどれが良いかきめられないぐらい美しかった。大家さんが自分のデザインと他のフラワーデザインも説明してくれた。竹とクリスマスローズを使った大家さんのデザインもとても素敵だった。イー君が植物と花のことが詳しくて嬉しそうに説明を聞きながら質問を出してた。僕は日本にある植物と花のことがあまり分からないし、何でこんな女の人ばっかりいる展覧会見に来たかと思ったけど、そこにあったいろんな美しいフラワーアレンジメントを見てデザイナーたちの想像力に感動した。日本で始めての展覧会だったんですが、いい経験になりました。次は上野にあるダ.ヴィンチの絵の展覧会も見てみようかな。

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Two down, four to go!

Familiar with above pictures? Then here's a question.
What are the two things common in all of the above pictures?
It doesn't take long to figure out first one, does it? Yes, They all are trilogies.
Second? Now don't say that they are all moives ;)
Guess what? They are all releasing this summer!!!
And I soooo wanna watch them.
Well, I've succeeded in watching at least first two of them, which makes the title of this post. I won't bore you or take away the excitement by posting "reviews" here, but would just say, both were a good watch.
Can't wait to watch the remaining ones :)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

New Look


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Well, we all know about Pirates of the Caribbean; Captain Jack Sparrow and his notorious team of sailors, don't we? But what's this pirates of silicon valley all about? Can you guess from the pictures?

You guessed right. This drama-cum-movie is about the two giants of Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, and their rivalry during early establishment days of Apple and Microsoft. It's about how they transformed themselves from college kids to billionaires. Both made a fortune in their own ways, but one thing was common between them; both stole the technology from others. First Steve Jobs stole GUI and mouse from Xerox and then Gates stole it from Jobs. It's not a big surprise, but it's good to watch the actual incidents that happened during that time. There is one interesting quote from Jobs in the movie.
"Good artists copy, great artists steal".

Wow, what a nice way to defend piracy! The drama was made in 1999, but I don't know how come I did not see it before. Perhaps I was too busy myself doing piracy in my undergrad exams ;-)

Both the actors have performed brilliantly and portrayed the personalities of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates very nicely. There's once scene in the movie I liked. At one point, when Steve Jobs realizes that Bill Gates copied his prototype mac and used it for windows, he gets mad at Gates. But then it's too late and he cannot do anything about it. So he says to Gates in desperation, "We're better than you are! We have better stuff."

The reply of Bill Gates takes the cake. He says very calmly "You don't get it, Steve. That doesn't matter!"

Most of the incidents depicted are based on actual events and that's what makes this movie interesting. A must see for OS freaks. And for all who use computers, a nice watch!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Sky's the limit !!

昨日研究室から9人が卒業しました。一人はあと1年間研究室に残りますけど他の8人はみんな卒業して社会人になります。一気に8人が研究室からいなくなるなんてありえないぐらい寂しいですね。僕はこの研究室に入ってからもう2年間半たちました。この二年間半見ると3年前のF.R.I.E.N.D.Sの最後のシーズン思い出します。あの時あのドラマは本当に終わってほしくなかった。今もこの二年間半終わってほしくない (;_;)


卒業おめでとうございます!皆さんに大変迷惑かけたと思いますが、この間ずっと面倒見てくれたり、一緒にいろんな所へつれて行ったり、遊んだり、日本語と色々教えてくれたり、本当にお世話になりました。皆さんのおかげで今までの研究室の生活にいい思い出になりました。本当にありがとうございます。We’ll miss you.

For you,
Sky is the limit!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Holi hai !!!


ホーリーとは、インドの三大祭りの一つに数えられる大きなお祭りです。Festival of coloursと呼ばれるこの祭りでは色のついた粉や水をまくことにより、冬の終わりを告げ、春の訪れを祝います。



Well, this festival is not just about fun and colors. As for all festivals in India, there is a scientific reason for celebrating Holi. This festival occurs at the onset of spring. This period, during which the weather changes, is prone to cause viral fever and cold. Thus, the playful throwing of the coloured powders has a medicinal significance as the coloured powders are made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors.


Happy Holi to those who celebrate !!

Gosh, I miss Holi.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


More than two months have passed since I wrote last post. Laziness, at its peak :)
Well, time to scribble something on this page. What did I do in these two months besides lying lazily?

1. I did a Tape Out (I know this is not a thing to write because I'm supposed to do it anyway. That's part of my work.) But important point is that because of this tape out, I missed or rather did not have time to see this mindblowing product and it's amazing presentation. Boy, Steve Jobs rocks!

2. After almost two years, I flew back to my homeland for a months vacation. Spent some quality time with family and friends, went some places around, ate lots of things, gained lots of weight and forgot most of the Japanese that I had learnt.

3. After much of the efforts, I finished my first Japanese novel '窓ぎわのとっとちゃん' by 黒柳 徹子(Tetsuko Kuroyanagi). Although I fishied the last half of the book in the airplane, it took me two months to finish the book. But it was worth it. Very touching novel. No doubt it was a bestseller. Its about a nursery schoolgirl 'Tottochan'and her unique school 'Tomoe' a visinory teacher headmaster Kobayashi-sensei. You don't realize while reading how you become part of Tottochan's world full of curiosity. How Kobayashi-sensei grooms his students in his own unique way and how his small experiments change his students way of looking at life is something worth reading. I would definitely like to write something more about this book in future. But before that I'm gonna read it again.

4. What else? I just returned (safely) from a 3 day ski trip. 'Kusatsu onsen'; as the name suggests, a place famous for its onsen is also a ski resort. There was not much of the snow around though. May be because we were late this year. But overall, a nice trip.

Oh.. by the way, I also received a funny email forward from my friend which reminded me my school day exams.

This is amazing

ha ha ha.. very funny, Peter..

This one takes the cake..