This is the first episode in the new Star Wars animated series. I know it's been out for a few weeks, but I was on vacation and didn't have time to check it out. I did read some good and bad things about it, and thought I'd put my thoughts on it here. It's different. … Continue reading Star Wars: Resistance Episode 1 “The Recruit”
The Eclipse series ends its first arc in issue #4. Rose was left alone in a sunlit room with an albino that is immune to the effects of the sun at the end of Issue 3. The Cover The cover features Rose crouched in the shade provided by Bax, whose protective helmet is missing. We … Continue reading Eclipse #4
This issue is packed with action and set up, preparing for the final issue. Given how packed this issue was it looks like the 6th and final issue will be one hell of a send off. The Cover The cover by Alex Milne features Bumblebee and Stardrive working to save humans from what appears to … Continue reading Transformers Unicron #5
So I thought I'd do a final blog to recap the last couple days we spent in Japan. On the Friday we hopped on the bullet train and returned to Tokyo. We had to leave our bags at our friends place as we couldn't check into our own place until 5. So we hung out, … Continue reading Final Days in Japan
This morning began like most, eat some breakfast and then off to the train station. The slight twist was today we got to ride the bullet train, or Shinkansen again! It took a quick 30 minutes(felt like less) to get to Kyoto from Osaka. Upon reaching Kyoto we switched trains and headed for the Arashiyama … Continue reading Monkey Business in Kyoto
So this morning, instead of heading to Hiroshima(because our rail passes won't get us there), we zipped over to Nara instead. The city is well-known for the wild deer that are used to humans and will bow to beg for food. The key word here is 'wild'. Anyway, we packed up the kids and hopped … Continue reading Journey to Nara 2018: Prizefight Edition
Today was our first full day in Osaka, after having arrived via bullet train yesterday. We got up, ate, listened to my son melt down about everything(travelling is hard when you're five), and decided on the Aquarium today. The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is located near the harbour, and meant taking two trains from our location. … Continue reading Sharks vs Castles: Osaka For The Win!
Today was a busy day. I got up this morning and headed to a Iaido class with my friends Caryn and Dan(she wrote a book and it rules). They are regular participants, whereas I am as green as it comes when swords are involved. I took one fencing lesson in high school and own a … Continue reading Swords, Cat People and Sweets – The Japanese Adventure Continues…
I never thought I'd say these words: I went to a Noodle Museum. No, I am not kidding. Yokohama has a Noodle Museum set up by and promoting the Cup Noodle brand of instant ramen. First off, I initially though this was a joke. Then, when some friends assured me that it was a real … Continue reading Today I went to a Noodle Museum. Yes, that is a thing.
Two days ago my son turned 5. So, taking the opportunity to do something crazy for his birthday(other than taking him to Japan), we took the whole family to Tokyo Disney. The morning began simply enough. We got up with the sun, ate, and made our way quickly to the train station. It was an … Continue reading There Ain’t No Birthday Like a Tokyo Disney Spooky Boo Birthday!