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    A snow capped Kaimondake

    My co-workers told me it was a rare site to see snow on Kaimondake. This was taken around 7:30AM on the way to Nejime. When I looked out of the window at school around 9, the white peak had disappeared.

    January 11th, 2010

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    Welcome Home. Yours Truly, Sakurajima

    I can think of no more fitting reception upon my return to Kagoshima than a massive plume of ash from Sakurajima. Here you can see the cloud being split by the Takakuma mountain range. This was the view from my kitchen window just after the taxi dropped me off at my apartment. A deceptively gentle […]

    January 4th, 2010

    Daily

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    A brief stop in Nagoya

    Currently writing from an Internet Cafe in Nagoya where I will spend the night. If I get H1N1, it won’t be from any of my classrooms,  co-workers or students, but rather here in this cracked, fake leather recliner. The trip thus far: 12/25: Kagoshima to Haneda, overnight in Kawasaki at Takashi’s place. 12/26: Used camera […]

    December 29th, 2009

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    Poison

    My new bowling ball. 15lbs with a pretty sharp hook on paper, though the alley drilled a balance hole that really mellowed it out… I wasn’t getting a lot of movement out of it, but I think it was due to the lane conditions. Watch out, Kasonohara Bowl. I’m joining the 2010 tournaments.

    December 24th, 2009

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    Christmas Eve (Eve)

    A peek at my first Christmas in Japan: Dec 24th: Thanks to my family for the thoughtful gifts and decorations, and Chris for the surprise package of Big League Chew®, Jaw-Busters®, Mass-Effect for 360, and yet another charming caricature of me. Dec 23rd: Dinner with Miyuki and Kosuke. Miyuki brought these chicken legs which looked […]

    December 24th, 2009

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    Letters from Santa-san

    That’s the artist’s rendition of me in the corner. If my hair only looked that cool in real life… 3D! This was a great way to start my day.

    December 21st, 2009

    Daily

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    Ash Report: 12/7

    This was a particularly active day for Sakurajima. I first noticed the a massive cloud of ash being redirected south-east as I drove to work around 7:30. An ominous cloud approaches. In this shot, you can really appreciate the distance this stuff travels and the volume that is produced… The city was blanketed in ash […]

    December 7th, 2009

    Daily

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    Subaru STi Gallery, Mitaka

    Back when I arrived in July, I took some time to visit Subaru’s STi Gallery in Mitaka, Tokyo. The showroom itself is pretty sparse, but you do get a first hand view of one of Subaru’s debut rally cars, the 1993 Legacy RS driven by the late, great Colin McRae in Rally New Zealand. So, […]

    September 1st, 2009

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    Roughs

    Hello! Sorry for the overwhemling gap between posts. Writing in my journal AND on this site during the trip proved to be too time consuming. I had a few drafts, but nothing worthy of a full post. I will be going back through day-by-day and recounting all of the steamy and scandalous events of the […]

    May 30th, 2008

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    Packed

    Guess I’m ready!

    May 4th, 2008

    Misc

  • Interview

    http://www.kylej.org/interviews/matt-bednarik/2/ On-going collaboration with Kyle Jakubowski. *edit: revised link

    May 3rd, 2008

    Projects

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    Japan High-Adventure

    Here is our Itinerary: May 6: Arrive at Narita, Tokyo overnight May 7: JR to Kagoshima, Kyushu overnight May 8-11: Ferry to Yakushima, explore Yakushima (!) May 11: Ferry to Kagoshima, JR to Hiroshima May 12: Hiroshima & Miyajima May 13: Hiroshima, JR to Kyoto May 13-16: Kyoto May 16: JR to Mt. Fuji, stay […]

    April 27th, 2008

    Misc