I have always loved kaleidoscopes ever since I was a kid, so I was really happy when I stumbled over the Kaleida Cam app. I have been sitting around giggling and making neat patterns out of my iPhone pictures. (And I obviously don’t need to say this, but there is no sponsoring on this blog, I just write about stuff I like.)
Long time, no see for writing about the things I love, but good links have been piling up, and here is some of the things I found on the internet lately that caught my attention:
This webpage shows all the trains in Tokyo in REAL TIME! How awesome is that. All the cute little trains are chuu-chuu-ing around Tokyo on this map. I probably stared at this for way too long trying to figure out how many different trains the Yamanote-line actually have.
I finally finished my Moleskine notebook in March. This has been the absolute hardest book to fill up (2 years and 3 months for ONE book, seriously?!), mainly because life is busy and drawing – ain’t nobody got time for that. Click the picture to go to the gallery – it contains tons of pictures.
Not sure if I mentioned this before, but here is the wiki-page about Kyouiku-kanji. If you feel like the 2000 joyo-kanji is too much to grasp at first, mastering the 1006 kyouiku-kanji can really bring you a long way when it comes to reading and understanding Japanese.
Japanese idiom dictionary! This is great for figuring out colloquial use of japanese, which can be hard if you don’t have a real japanese person at hand to ask.
Kokuji 国字 or Wasei Kanji 和製漢字 are Kanji that were created in Japan. Most of them only have KUN readings, but there are some Kokuji that have ON readings because they were assumed to have them according to phonetic association with similar characters. Here is an extensive list of kokuji.
Finally! After an insanely long time without having a photography portfolio, I finally made one and updated the content. You can click the picture or click here to see it. It is still somewhat in the works, I need to add an about-page, a couple of more pictures here and there, not to mention cut a couple of pictures from some of the sets, but right now I am just really pleased and super happy to have something up and running. I forgot how hard it is to work with your own pictures putting a portfolio together, I have spent the last days killing my darlings over and over. Hope you enjoy it!