Month: July 2015


Not First World Yet I almost feel guilty for liking this song. On 7 July, 715pm, a power trip caused the entirety of both the North-South line and East-West line (nsew) to shut-down, leaving an estimated 250,000 commuters stranded at stations. I was lucky. I was out of […]

Hokkaido/July 2014 – Preamble

A not-so-perfect plan  Last July, we packed the whole family to Hokkaido. Because the venerable ones decreed that if we were heading to Japan, then to Hokkaido, they must go. Since the planner was given a free rein, and in spite of a few, not-so-minor constraints (no driving, […]