ROBOSQUARE, an interesting look into Robot Technology in Japan
When you think of robots, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind?
For me, it’s movies like Blade Runner, Terminator and 2001: Space Odyssey, where robots turn frighteningly evil and eventually, take over the world. Scary, right?
Another part of me thinks of fantasy Lego-set bots like Transformers or cute, quirky mechanized toys like Wall-E or R2-D2 from Star Wars.
Fukuoka City was once a city divided by a river. Hakata was a port town for merchants, while Fukuoka was a castle town for samurai. Time fused the two together and although Fukuoka is the official name, Hakata is the name, most Japanese know it as.
Today, as the biggest city in the Kyushuu territory, Fukuoka bridges Japan with Seoul and Shanghai as a port city and is now home to many IT companies. Areas like Gion and Tenjin hold small streets and alleys you can explore to get a feeling of the local lifestyle. Meanwhile, Fukuoka at night emanates a beautiful neon glow.
If you haven’t heard yet, Hawaii has a love affair with SPAM! Yes, you heard me… SPAM.
Fish and chips, hush puppies, maccoroni and cheese?… Those never flew in Hawaii. Instead, we love our “mystery meat”. Growing up, my family’s kitchen was always stocked with cans of it, as were my friends… and their families. In fact, you’ll probably find few local households without them.
Why do Hawaiians love SPAM so much?
Do you have a penchant for attracting certain situations or people when you travel?
Travel can bring unusual patterns, synchronicity and personal discoveries. The fact we’re often far from home, just makes them more prominent.
For instance, I’m a film set magnet.
In the U.S., I have a knack for stumbling upon film sets… frequently and randomly. Occasionally, when I’d decide to detour from my regular homebound path, BAM! …actor trailers, grip truck, (more…)