Monthly Archives: May 2015

9 posts

Fablab Saigon: Building the maker community in Vietnam

I spoke with Quynh Huong Duong the other day. She’s the co-founder of Fablab Saigon; a makerspace in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s a place where people collaborate to make things, share knowledge, and work on projects. Next month they’ll be opening a coworking space, a coffee shop, and an urban garden (all under one roof!). Contact them if you’d like an invitation to their launch event. What’s a Fablab? From the Fablab Foundation: A fablab is a technical prototyping […]

Pictures and stories from my trip to Tokyo (Part 2 of 2)

These are the pictures and stories from my trip to Tokyo. This is part 2. Part 1 is here. See this post if you’re planning a trip to Tokyo.   Tsukiji Fish Market This is where the world famous tuna auction is held. I didn’t go to it because you have to get there at 3:30 AM so you won’t get turned away. They only let so many people in to watch it. I did get […]

Pictures and stories from my trip to Tokyo (Part 1 of 2)

When I was a teenager I saw the movie Akira. Ever since then I’ve wanted to visit Tokyo. Last July I got my wish. I spent 8 days exploring, making friends, and eating my way through the city. This post has been split into 2 parts. This is part 1. Part 2 is here. See my “Are you planning a trip to Tokyo?” post if you’re planning a trip to Tokyo.     The People of Tokyo I […]

Are you planning a trip to Tokyo?

  In July of 2014 I went to Tokyo. Before I went I asked friends and did lots of research online. My goals were to meet Japanese people, eat Japanese food (not only sushi), and explore the city. This post contains the answers from my friends and the results of my online research. The next post has pictures and stories from my trip.   KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Rachel talks about what NOT to do in Japan. Tokyo Free […]

Some of my favorite movies

I love movies. Since I’ve been little I’ve stayed up late watching them. Mad Max, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ghostbusters…I could go on and on. Movies are magical. They can inspire you, transport you to a different place or just make you laugh your ass off. Here are some that I love. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, PG) — Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to […]