Mar 19, 2023

After one month of exposure and careful consideration I would like to confirm that, yes, indeed, stinky tofu smells bad.

Mar 5, 2023

Encountered a cool instant ramen format twice now on accident. It comes with two bowls. Thought it was a packing mistake, but the instructions say to use one bowl + seasoning to make a soup from the noodle broth, and the second bowl for noodles + paste. Big soup culture. Most restaurant meals seem to come with a starter soup. Nice.

Mar 4, 2023

Playing so much Pokémon Puzzle League that not only do I dream about it, but my normal dreams—i.e., where I am in some bizarre situation and must accomplish some task—have Pokémon Puzzle League gameplay as the substance. E.g., I have to solve some relationship problem, but the way I do that is trying to get a vertical 4-combo on water blocks. It’s actually too much.

Feb 26, 2023

Never seen an area like this before on Google Maps:

Feb 25, 2023

Second place we’ve visited now because of a really high Google maps rating that turns out to offer bribes for Google maps reviews. This one was a bar that gives you a free beer (!) if you left a review. Evil, but brilliant.

Feb 24, 2023

Karaoke. Every day. Starting midday. I want to appreciate the cultural context that allows total abandon, atonal bellows, long and confused vibrato following along to what I can only imagine are classics. I want to. But I cannot. Karaoke. Every day. Starting midday.

Feb 23, 2023

Interesting design: this overhead light changes the number of bulbs that are on every time you turn it off and on again. It goes between 3, 2, 1, and 0 (probably could have skipped that one), and then cycles back to 3.

Feb 22, 2023

Haven’t scrolled twitter in a long time. Wondered whether opening it up would release… wait, is there a name for the version of impostor syndrome where it’s not that you’re not capable, but it’s that everyone in the world is doing more interesting & successful things than you? Anyway, it did.

Feb 21, 2023

Starting a microblog. Will I finally be able to contain my verbosity? Time will tell.