Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Vegan -day 121-

"Why did you become a vegan?"
This is the most frequently asked question after I decided to be a vegan.

I have two versions of answers for the question, shorter and longer versions. The shorter version is simple: "One morning, when I wake up, I noticed that I am a vegan." People sometime laugh when I say so, but it is exactly what happened to me. No more, no less.

Although I usually do not tell, I have the longer version of the answer. Some people believe that all creature experience the same pain and suffering as we humans do (that is why to be a vegan). But I personally do not know about it (they may or they may not). I am a scientist, so if you say "the same pain", I would wonder how can you quantify the pain? I do not want to give an unnecessary pain to any creature, but I do not mind hunting animals to eat (That is a part of nature). The true longer version of my answer is that I became a vegan because I have to survive in a foreign country as a stranger. Living in a foreign country for a long period (such as 10 years) is a really tough challenge. It is totally different from visiting the foreign country for sightseeing. Nothing happens as you expected in a foreign countries, you have to be extraordinary careful all the time. All the time.

I just noticed that I need very strong physical and mental intensity to survive here. Being a vegan and running a marathon are part of my training to obtain them.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Here comes another Bubble.

I like this video very much. "Yes, I will blog about this song."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Macbook Air

Steve Jobs announced the Macbook Air at his keynote speech this morning.

According to him, Apple's new slim Macbook, which is now called Macbook Air, is 13.3-inch widescreen display and provided with full size keyboards. However, it is still very slim and can fit to an envelope.

I like this Macbook Air very much, but only problem for me is that its hard disk size is too small. Steve says that the Macbook Air will be shipped with 80GB drive, option of 64GB SSD. These sizes are not big enough to be my main computer, but I will buy the Macbook Air as soon as possible. Good job Steve!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Macworld will start from tomorrow in the San Francisco Moscone Center. I am expecting that Steve Jobs will present about new slim macbook pro tomorrow at his keynote speech.

I will have to work tomorrow but I may visit the Moscone Center to attend the keynote presentation.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Picture of the day.

This is my mother's painting. I did not know that she can paint this well. Her love to her daughter and grand-son is definitely helping her painting here. Love is strong.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Obama Triumphs in Iowa.

Barack Obama just send me an e-mail that he won in Iowa. Wow, I was not totally expecting this. Last night TV said that Clinton was leading in Iowa by 5% margin.

Takuya -

We just won Iowa, and I'm about to head down to talk to everyone.

Democrats turned out in record numbers tonight, and independents and even some Republicans joined our party to stand together for change.

Thank you for everything you've done to make this possible.

- Barack

I am happy that Barack Obama is making a history.