Thursday, January 15, 2009

The big 3-0.

Well, its my birthday. I have turned 30 years old today and.......don't really feel any different. My 20's were fab - especially my late 20's and I can only hope that my 30's are just as good. Wish me luck everyone!!!!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Where's the freakin' snow?!

There are certain things I expect in life; good manners from strangers, toast to land on my floor on the buttered side if it falls, and for snow in winter!

Living in Kansai is really pissing me off. I can't celebrate Christmas or Hogmanay without the white stuff on the ground; it's one of my must-haves. With this in mind, I'm heading north for a few days to hunt for the stuff. Wish me luck.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

And the prize goes to...

Osaka Jock here.

There's a free monthly magazine in Kansai called Japanzine. Every year they have a photo competition to encourage amateur photographers to submit their works for all the world to see and judge. 

It seems that one of mine was chosen to be in the January issue. Yeah! I'm a little surprised by this, as everyone else's seem so beautiful and of a much higher quality than mine. I guess it just comes down to personal taste...

Here are a small selection of the pictures I submitted. Enjoy, and please leave a comment about them if you have time. 

The one with all the statues is my favourite. Someone spent hours knitting hundreds of hats and scarves for all them. When you consider that these statues are for the souls of dead children, it does seem a little creepy.