Took these photos a couple O days ago but there has already been a lot of change which I guess I'll talk about in the next edition.
Pretty much the whole of January has been spent planning for the year ahead. Am also trying to catch up on writing stuff and cleaning up the website UI and implementing better discovery features.
Got bigger plans for Culture Japan this year starting with the second season. By the end of February we should have a good idea of the exact broadcast dates.
Its been absolutely freezing of late. If you are visiting Tokyo any time soon then bring plenty to wrap up in!
Didn't get to do an incredible amount of end-of-year cleaning so have been trying to fit it in between breaks. Its important to to know the whereabouts of everything that you own so as not to waste time looking for stuff. Its also important to keep your stuff clean too!
Mounds of dust can actually lead to fires. Scroll down a bit on this page to see a photo of what happened when a mound of dust caused a fire. Over 1000 accidents with fire are said to be caused by dust like this in Japan every year.
Dust that gathers on figures can also cause damage - evaporated oils in the air get caught in the dust which leads to oily surfaces. Have a look at some of the figures on your shelves that you have not touched for ages. Did you find any with oily surfaces?
These are the tools that I use for cleaning the office. The bottle contains paint thinner which is used for removing dirt from figures. The two cooking brushes are from 100 yen shops. The large one is for dusting down clothes or hair and the smaller brush is used for dusting down the face. After using the brushes for a bit, they start to get dirty which is why I use two different brushes - dusting down a whole figure and then using the same brush on the face occasionally leaves dirt marks.
Founders of the iPad DoDo Case sent over a signed prezzie. I knew I was going to wait a long time when I originally ordered the red one but its certainly worth it. Have not seen a better looking case to date.
I'm sure these 3 games will last me for a very long time. Am half way through The 3rd Birthday and just started Valkiria Chronicles. Hardly touched Monster Hunter 3 but will go to visit the hot springs in Nagano that appear in the village.
This is a print sample of the microfiber Mirai-chan towel that will first go on sale this Sunday at the Wonder Festival - the final version will be stitched at the sides. Head over to the AmiAmi booth to get yours where you can also have a photo with Mirai-chan ^o^
Will cost 500 yen each - will carry one for wiping the camera lens. AmiAmi will also sell them on their site after the Wonfes too.
The Japan Airlines badge that I used to wear when I worked there many many moons ago - I used to spell my surname without the hyphen ^^; Do you know how to write your name in Katakata?
Thats it for today - previous Desk Diary entries listed below.