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The post from Japan has been published. Took a while, but dinkiwinkiminkiwinki is back on…


Why did the chicken…?

boxes shaped like chickens in a convenience store


Pink Truck Land

a pink truck is parked on the street

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Super “Dry”

a big fake fish hangs outside a restaurant


Tipsy Tiger

a big toy tiger, slightly drunk, outside a bar


Miss only getting a tiny fraction of what’s going on…

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What do you do when you find yourself with free time? Smoke a cigarette, if you’re into it, or edit a couple of photos.

three smokers stand around smoking

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I’m feeling a “Down Memory Lane” mood… I might start going through these again.

a sign saying “welcome to Akihabara” lights up the street


If you’ve ever been to a major city in Japan, you’ve seen modern pachinko parlors. They’re almost impossible to ignore.

Modern Pachinko: The Game That Definitely Isn’t Gambling!

We could tell we were getting close to one by the intense cigarette smell that came out of them.

Back to Japan

Kids in a candy store, looking at the display

It’s taking WAY longer than I wanted, but I’m finally back to the post on Japan for dinkiwinkiminkiwinki.

Gardener from a temple, watering the ground

Teenagers eating something from a stick

The post keeps getting longer, and there’s still a lot to write. Picking the photos won’t be easy either, there are hundreds to chose from.

Festival goers on a temple, walking in a cold stream of water, happy.

Every time tinyMovieStar hears “Japan” she says “Xapao”… I wonder who she got that from? πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ₯°

Gave up on the last one, and started this right after the vaccine shot.

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka.

Sample here.

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Happy Place

No photos for a few posts, so here goes one. Back to a place with so many happy memories: Tokyo.

Deus Ex Machina Harajuku. Nice spot.

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I Just Want to go Back

It’s not the first on the list, because PrΓ­ncipe will always be on the top, it doesn’t even enter any list. Japan is the place I dream of, when I’m sleeping, and when I’m awake.

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Ulysses goes to Japan

Trying new things, a little like visiting new places.

Sometimes you love them, others not so much.

You can always go back.

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The Boss

One of the first things that comes to mind when I reminisce about Japan is the coffee from the vending machines. I loved it.

I noticed Tommy Lee Jones on a few of the machines, but wasn’t aware this is a campaign that’s been going for so long.

Another sighting.

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One day we’ll go back. Not the two of us, now three.

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I miss Tokyo’s alleys and being surrounded by Japanese coolness.


Rain will probably keep us from walking today. So we’re reminiscing…


Today I would love to be here. Not the fanciest place, but felt good when we were there…

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No matter where you are…

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I used this one as a wallpaper for the iPhone for a while. Still love it.

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The garden.


The bSides project gets it’s own page.

So far πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅Japan and πŸ‡­πŸ‡°Hong Kong, but others will follow. Got to keep busy. Feel free to visit and let me know what you think about it.


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