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Posts Tagged ‘japan

Arifin’s Blog

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Remember my benevolent friend Arifin who helped my parents a lot when they’re in Japan last March? Guess what, he has had a nice blog since August! His blog is straightforward and very informational, a great resource for you guys trying to make it as students – under or post-grad – in Japan though, at […]

Pakde Mo’s Back in Japan

Monday, 24 September 2007

On September 18th, my uncle – my father’s second oldest brother – traveled back to Japan. He will undergo another surgery for his liver cancer. This will be his second surgery, following the previous one last March. My father’s doctors has stated that there will be a 50% chance of recurrence of his liver cancer. […]

Random Snapshots #3: Engrish Is Practiced Here

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

I’ve often read about the use of Engrish on the Web, but never thought that I’d be in Japan to experience it first-hand. So, here’s some I came across while I stayed in Tokyo last week. This is seen on a handbag sold in the Ameyayokocho Market. The text reads “She is a friend of […]

News from the Frontlines #9

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Sat, 04/14, around 04.00 pm. I called to Japan from Pondok Indah Mal 2 with Miss D on my side. She told me these things: Pop is okay. All of his IV drips has been removed, including the latest removal of blood plasma IV drip. The MP3 player which I gave her hasn’t been used […]

We Have Lift-off!

Monday, 2 April 2007

Last night the airport became a family gathering spot for the Siswamartanas. Nearly all of my father’s 9 sisters & brothers sent some of their family members to see my parents off. We were like the troupée of some hajj pilgrim with so many people escorting my parents. *grin* My immediate family and my father’s […]

All Good to Go

Saturday, 31 March 2007

Eveything is finally set for my parent’s plan to go to Japan. All of the hurdles are overcome – or at least we think so. The chess pieces have been laid out, the plan has been laid out, and the strategy has been pored over and over. The battle plan is now entering its point […]