August 31st, 2010

We’ve travelled to Hiroshima and spent the day exploring the sites. It’s a much smaller city than Osaka and Tokyo, but very lovely. Despite being small, it has a castle and temple and even a local speciality cuisine – Okonomi Yaki.

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Mt Fuji is conquered, and so are we!

August 27th, 2010

We did it! We made it all the way to the top of Mount Fuji, just in time for the sunrise. It was much harder than we expected, but totally worth it. Not that we plan to do it again!

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Why is writing in a mirror reversed?

August 12th, 2010

Most hits when Googling make no real attempt to explain why writing in a mirror doesn’t appear upside-down. This article is interesting, and comes close. I'm still not sure, though.


Interestingly, if you consider up, down, north, east, west and south, and point in each of those directions and observe where your virtual you (in the mirror) is pointing, he points the same way as you, but reflected in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the mirror.

But I still don't get why writing is reversed, but not upside-down 🙁

Pinhole lens

April 2nd, 2010
Pinhole lens
Pinhole lens

I made a pinhole lens with the body cap of my Canon 450D camera. I was really happy with the results! It gives a lovely aged effect to the photos. Read the rest of this entry »