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There and Back Again The continuing travels of me

times running out

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [613]

It's been a month already since I updated. I can't believe time has gone so fast. Just a few days to go before I leave Japan. I fly out Monday night, spend a couple of days in Bangkok, then Get back to Australia on Christmas morning. SIGGRAPH Asia ... Read more >

Gallery: Ebisko fest 2009

JAPAN | Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

Winter festival
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Japan ***update***

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | Views [476]

I have been back in Japan for a few days. I'm staying at Marcus's place, sleeping on the couch. I've applied for a couple of jobs (in New Zealand) and sent a couple of festival entries off. The big news was getting a request from the Stuttgart animation ... Read more >

12 days till Tokyo

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | Views [576]

In 12 days I head to Japan. I'm into my second week at this hotel in Wongwian Yai. It's about 30 minutes from here to Siam by the skytrain. That's an overhead train system built on a giant concrete track that fruns through the city. It's a pretty ... Read more >

Back online

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | Views [576]

I've been back in Thailand for a week now. I caught up with some friends, including Shirhan and his wife Bee. Shirhan was a student of mine years ago, he married a Thai girl and has been living down on the Malaysian border for years. We went to Koh ... Read more >

Gallery: Thailand, Oct-Nov 2009

THAILAND | Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 19 Sep 2009 | Views [422]

There's a new trip coming up. In October I will be heading off for about 10 weeks, so far the itinerary is Thailand and Japan, but that may change (i.e. I might add one or two extra places). I thought that rather than retire this blog completely I ... Read more >

Gallery: The End

JAPAN | Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The End

JAPAN | Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Views [524] | Comments [1]

Well, today is my last day. I have 30 minutes left in my hotel room before check out at 11 am, then a few hours till I have to leave for the airport. After a little indecision it turns out that it really was a year in Gunma after all, the thought ... Read more >

Gallery: Takasaki Matsuri

JAPAN | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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HD Flip and Takasaki weekend

JAPAN | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [731]

I have spent 3 pretty solid days working on the submission to Siggraph. They have a venue called the Electronic Theatre that plays films in high definition. The acceptance email had a clause saying that standard definition content that was not considered ... Read more >

Gallery: Osaka 2

JAPAN | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Big news day

JAPAN | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [714]

Siggraph emailed me today, 'Flip' has been selected to screen at Siggraph Asia in December. For those who don't know about these things, that's a very big deal in the animation festival circuit. The funny thing is I have been waiting and biting my ... Read more >

Gallery: Kyoto

JAPAN | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: USJ Osaka

JAPAN | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Last Day

JAPAN | Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | Views [647]

I am at my desk, for probably the last time. It was raining this morning, though it's clearing up a little now. I have just taken a photo of my laptop and desk, you can see this blog being written (that's kind of post-modern). I checked my contract ... Read more >

Gallery: Bloomin flowers

JAPAN | Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

These flowers were blooming when I arrived a year ago, now here they are again.
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Closing Ceremonies

JAPAN | Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Views [830]

Last week I got a written memo from my vice principal that had the times for the closing ceremonies at elementary and junior high. 9:20 and 10:45 am respectvely. So today, when I was sitting at my desk at 8:43 I was confused when he rushed over to me, ... Read more >

Gallery: Closing ceremony

JAPAN | Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

pics from the last official day of classes
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JAPAN | Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [710]

I emailed the travel agent today to book a flight for August 17, arriving in Australia August 18. So assuming I get confirmation that the flight is available I now have a definite return date. I went to elementary this afternoon, it's the second ... Read more >

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