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And the theme this year will be “kuidaore,” or in Japanese, “食い倒れ”

So marks the end of my undergraduate college years like how I end every year – with a massive run to the buffet. While for those times the victims are limited only to my stomach and heart from all the gravy I slop over my biscuits, this time it will be my stomach, heart, legs, upper shoulders and wallet.

Mostly, it will strike at my wallet. But appropriately so, as kuidaore is a Kansai slang meaning “eating until bankruptcy.” Just a bit of history – Osakans were merchants during the Tokugawa Eras, a class looked down upon by the government as doing no work. The shogunate prevented flashy displays of wealth, so the other way Osakans spent their money was on food – and a lot of it. The Kansai region is blessed with bays for fish, mountains for flora and flat lands for their world famous beef.

And I intend to eat all of it this time. Starting with Osaka as my home base, branching out into other prefectures and countries, sampling every cuisine until I am left without a dollar (or yen, won, yuan or togrog) in my wallet.

**and thus I will be out of the country. Please contact me via email.

With a newer 60D accompanying my still-chugging Rebel XS, waterproof boots, a lot of coats and a single toothbrush, I am ready to take on all the crispy, juicy, creamy, fried, raw and moving eats that these 5 countries have to offer me. My schedule will be mainly travel, getting whatever sleep I can, and taking gratuitous amounts of pictures and videos that I will be uploading on my picasa (link to be edited when the first Osaka night set comes in).
Can’t wait… why can’t this month go faster?

Oh yeah, two signal packages just went in long SPX on the holiday rally. Just sayin… but I must disclaim I’ve been using the last few days completely on forming my itinerary.

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this is the one… without the ring and for $6.99 from india. lack of infinity focus only makes it good for… macro shots.

soo…. for a portrait lens, im just going to buy a ef 85mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.8



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gemuchlichkeit soft focus

either there’s a flaw with my fd 50mm f1.8 lens, or a wonderful side effect to what’s supposed to be a portrait lens anyways. need to borrow someone’s ef 50mm to be sure…

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本から見て      Looking up from the book

サツキのかげつ   At May’s bright moon

もう勉強する。    tsk, more studying…………..


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ode to an old fd lens

an artifact of history

superseded by technology.

oh what has it seen before,

as it reaches the next encore?

overlooked for its bargain price

revitalizaion! wouldn’t that be nice.

A brilliant piece of engineering

helping my captures more endearing…


Doesn’t it seem the closer finals seasons gets, the more these kinds of procrastination and time consuming but oddly beautiful things get in the way?

And I need to buy an FD-EF adapter. I certainly didn’t know Canon switched technologies two decades ago. Actually thought I picked up a good deal for a twenty, only to find out it didn’t fit on the camera.

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Let’s go, to New York?

The start of another journey… … …    ————->>>>>>>

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Someone once said, ‘you will see what you focus on’


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