Welcome to my public home
A place for everything and
These pages are a work in
are still links that need to be opened, pages
need to be written, pictures to be added. There will be mostly stuff
Japan (including long winded travel diaries and lots and lots of
slightly out-of-focus pictures), photography, cats, anime, movies,
books, gadgets and whatever takes my fancy on a temporary or permanent
There will be new stuff added on a weekly (being realistic let us say monthly) basis, so I will try
to keep the anything new section at the bottom reasonably updated about
what has been added or updated.
These web-pages contain the static
and historical information, whereas the rant pages
(or blog) contain the
dynamic and daily (again being realistic let us say weekly) updated information.
Hvis det er filmen Min nabo Totoro du leder efter, så skal du gå til Camera Films side som findes her. Bortset fra navnesammenfaldet, så har denne hjemmeside intet til fælles med filmen eller Camera Film.
pages are not in any way affiliated with the spirit to the right. He (I
consider him a male, he might not be that though, as his existence is
better described as being more in the spiritual realm) is a product of
the Japanese movie studio Ghibli and was one of the main
characters in the animated movie 'Tonari no Totoro' (in English 'My
On my vacation in Japan in March
2007 I used the opportunity to visit the Ghibli museum in Mitaka, which
can be read about here in the unrelated visit
. The guy on the right is a stuffed version I bought at that time, together with a stuffed dust and a few books.
the way the little Kokeshi doll at the top left is a key chain (not out
of wood though, made in plastic). When in Japan, one tends to be
overwhelmed by the cuteness and I, at least, end up buying some 'cute'
stuff that I would not even for a moment consider buying when at home.
Got a liking to Kokeshi dolls though.
So what is available at the moment on this site?
Sometimes just a blog with reminders for myself. Sometimes a place to
put some slightly bad or good
photos. On occassion there may
be interesting rantings.
Like what is this?
More can be found about this in the post about the thing in Tokyo bay in the blog.
Eye of the beholder
Just some pictures I have taken.
Some are bad, some are mediocre and some are fairly reasonable. But I had fun!
it is mostly shots taken on impulse. I still have a lot to learn about
basic photography, often I only have a short period of time to take the
photograph, so without the basics in the back bone, it tends to get 'as
good as it gets' - meaning it really could be better. But it is as good
as it can be, as this is what I am capable here and now.
Origin of the sun
Diaries of my travels to Japan, just 2 for now, with more
come - loosely planned. There is sort of a diary from the last one in
November 2007 here
with a diary for the first one in March 2007 still in the works here
. No plans
for the next time yet, but hey, there are the plans for the last one here
how exactly did I manage to not shoot any good pictures last time. I
can not use the excuse that the camera, a Nikon D70, was new to me, as
I was using it for the first trip, in March, as well (and at that time,
I had only had it for a month or so). In March I made a couple
pictures, that I was at least somewhat satisfied with.
November though, it seemed like my brain was on vacation in a different
place from where I was taking the photos. What was even worse was that
I had replaced my Nikon 18-55mm and Sigma 70-300mm lenses (as it was a
pain to switch between those 2 the first time, as I had to do a lot of
creative 'place the dust spot somewhere it cannot be seen in the
picture' work, as I nearly every time I exchanged lenses, I managed to
get some dust particles where they should not be) with a single (and
much more expensive) Nikon 18-200mm lens. Seems like having it all at
once ended up having the opposite effect on my picture taking
The picture was taken on the
last day at a garden close by the Hamamatsucho station. The station was
only a few stops away from Kanda station, which was our 'home' base. It
was pretty much an impulse choice as I believe I found it the same
morning, while I was trying to find a way to use up the last 5 minutes
of surfing time on the internet of the 10 minutes, I had bought for a
100 Yen coin,
on the hotel lobby computer.
high-rise building in the above picture is the World Trade Center
Building at Hamamatsucho, which stands at 158m and has 40 floors. It
was completed in 1970, and has an observatory on the 40th floor, which
I of course first found out afterwards.
I have cats, or rather I cohabitat in an appartment with 2 cats.
do not own cats, they own you. What began as a diary for the people I
had gotten the kittens from has ended up as a tool for me to keep track
for the small ups and downs. I started out estimating the cost of
having them, but dropped that soon enough, and it was permanently
dropped when one of them made my laptop cook itself.
This is mostly a diary for the
people who know 'Anarchy' and 'Chaos'. The introduction to the diary can be found here
A little description on our visit to the Ghibli museum in Mitaka.
Portal to views
Some links to blogs and sites where I spend several minutes every day.
has a nifty little tool that with the help of an included script can
show unique visitors based
on their country to a web page. So since around the twenty-something of
January 2008 there have been the following unique visitors (only the
latest 16 countries are shown, click on the image to go to the
flagcounter page to see them all) to this
The whole site is still a a work in progress. I will try to list the last couple of updates
Home: A general refresh was done March 23, 2008.
Last update January 6, 2008. The
rants are much more recent.
Eye of the beholder: Last update February 10, 2008.
Origin of the sun: Last update March 23, 2008.
Feline dominance: Last update January 23, 2008.
Unrelated visit: Last update February 10, 2008.
Portal to views: Last update February 10, 2008.
About: Last update December 12, 2007.
There will be interesting times
... I hope.