I resist playing video games as I know with my personality I will become obsessive about the game and spend far too much time on it. I have been trying to get/stay in shape lately and I found the perfect game to help me to that. It's a Google Game called Ingress. It's a mobile game in the sense you need to be mobile to play the game. You need to get out and explore the city you live in. Being true to form I started play and excessively played the game The upside is I got to explore a lot of Tokyo I haven't seen in a while but I also walked 33 kilometers this week. Thats just over 20 miles! If you are looking to get in shape I highly suggest you check out the game. It's extremely addictive and good for your health. Not a lot of video games can say that...
Today's Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Summilux 35mm f/1.4
In the game Ingress you need to find portals where are all over the world and in Tokyo many temples, shrines and other locations you can easily find are portals.
I need to get in the parking space business. They charge $15 a hour per space!
I forgot to pack extra business cards for my trip to NYC so Saturday morning I headed back to the office around 8AM.
There was a guy who was recovering from the night before still sleeping in one of the chairs. I have a super understanding wife but I can't imagine the conversation he will be having when he finally gets home. I think my wife would not be understanding in a situation like this. I can't believe the station staff don't wake it him. Sometimes you see people even take their shoes off and make a pillow from their briefcase. Sadly this is all too often of an occurrence in Tokyo...
Clearly Yoda assisted with writing this sign.
Now this parking lots seems like like of a good idea. They have about 10 spaces they are charing 500 yen for so at 100% occupancy they make 5,000 yen or $50. They have two employees working the both. You have to assume they make $20 a hour or so fully burdened. Time for some automation and if you tear down this building you can probably fit two more spaces in raising it to $60 a hour.
I'm at the airport now on my way to NYC! I have a few days of work to do and then have a few days to myself for some shopping and photography. I can't wait!