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Nick Ramsay

Nick Ramsay

Japan-based web entrepreneur dabbling in such varied topics as child education, programming and Japan.
Just realized my son's name sounds like "lick-a-toe". Well, that's easy to remember! @tamegoeswild
The Jidai Matsuri event is taking place again right now in Kyoto. The weather seems to have dipped a bit and is providing some rain today. Not too bad but a lot of umbrellas were on show. Always nice to see these festivals and events from a long time ago still survive and have meaning […] Related posts: Gion Matsuri One of the most important festivals of the year, and... Aoi Matsuri The Aoi Matsuri is one of the three main festivals... Summer Matsuri Summer is a time of festivals in Japan and also... - Nick Ramsay
Looks what’s hanging out near City Hall I got a tip from @taro3yen about this after I posted it on Twitter @shibuya246 The Torayan baby-bot returns to Kyoto City Hall after a triumphant galactic tour! — taro3yen (@taro3yen) October 17, 2014 Related posts: Kyoto City Hall – Electric Sunrise I got up early today for some reason and was... Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture Last year at the end of summer I visited to... Autumn Season Change As the breeze starts to get cooler in the middle... - Nick Ramsay
RT @AnonyMoar: "Yes" Ballot visible at top of "No" pile @nick_ramsay
Scotland Election Fraud Caught on Video via @youtube
Scotland Election Fraud Caught on Video via @youtube
Funny how so many of the popular guys from my schooldays are now fat and bald.
Photography in Japan 1853-1912 -
I was asked recently whether I would like to introduce a book detailing the history of Japanese photography from the period 1853-1912. The book is a recent publication by Tuttle Publishing which gives quite an in depth and amazing look into both the photography at the time and also the photographers behind the scenes. As […] Related posts: Making Photo Books in Japan There are a lot of services on the web for... Japan Book I have been printing a bunch of my photos from... Brutus Magazine I have introduced some articles from Brutus Magazine before, but... - Nick Ramsay
An afternoon out feeling the breeze at Lake Biwako Related posts: Biwako Morning A calm view of Biwako lake in the early morning... Biwako Ohashi Taking a look at the Biwako Ohashi bridge from Kome... Biwako Cycling I have been cycling around Lake Biwa in Shiga-ken for... - Nick Ramsay
I'm surprised how late the sun rises now. The days are getting noticeably shorter already.
Report: OSJ Ontake Ultra Trail 100K -
Summertime in Kyoto -
Walking down the banks of the Kamogawa in summer is always a nice way to cool down. Sitting up on the wooden decks with a cool drink in your hand is another good way. Related posts: Kamogawa Walking As summer cools off and the Autumn breezes arrive, it’s... Summer dining on Kamogawa Summer along the Kamogawa river in Kyoto is always busy.... Kamogawa, Kyoto The Kamo river (kamogawa) runs through Kyoto, historically providing an... - Nick Ramsay
Second week of itchy arms after I disturbed (fell on) some hairy caterpillars. #痒い
So I bought an "All Sports Community" race photo... but they don't send you the digital download link till up to 3 days after you buy it!
My report from this year's Utsukushigahara 80K trail running race in Nagano:
Report: Utsukushigahara 80K, 2014 -
It was the finance minister who drunkenly slurred his way through a G7 meeting. Media attention (most likely) drove him to suicide.
Re the crying Hyogo assemblyman. Reminds me of the politician who was drunk at an international conference, later killed himself from shame.
Preview: Utsukushigahara, My Revenge! -
"I would swim but the river is so wide. I’m scared I won’t make it to the other side. God knows I’ve failed but he knows that I’ve tried" 🎵
I made a video last year titled "Can you swim in the Kiso River?" Fortunately I didn't try. These boys tried to cross it and drowned. :-(
Tragic that news about three boys in my town who drowned in the Kiso River. #Kakamigahara #Japan
I am so nervous for my race on Saturday. Biggest challenge of my life! #JapanAlps
I'm about to go on "lollipop lady" duty, helping the school kids cross the road. In Japan, parents take turns doing this.
They weren't kidding when they said Windows 8 is hard to get used to. I need to figure out how to lose the "home screen" gimmick.
Japan's starting 11 for the World Cup is pretty damn good. Lots of experienced players at the top of their game.
Heading up the trail on Mount Kongou in Osaka Related posts: Mount Hiei This is a view of the mountain in the morning... Mount Hieizan, Sunset I took a spur of the moment trip up Mount... Ropeway, Cable car on Mount Hiei Following on from the earlier post, I wanted to show... - Nick Ramsay
I've just watched my Japanese mother-in-law struggle to open a conbini rice ball. She's never had one before!
That Japanese movie, "Thermae Romae" looks like fun. If only we had a babysitter, we could go and see it.
Might get a Wii U instead of a PS4, but it lacks a good football game and DVD player. Oh decisions decisions...
With the exception of some very old origami videos I made, my most popular videos are all product reviews. #youtube
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