Mid-month update…

Hello again Faithful reader,

I know a lot of you out there are chomping at the bit for the next installment of the waterstone saga, and it is coming, but I don’t just sit here churning out works of literature all day, every day.

In short, there’s a bunch of things going on here that are, regrettably, more . . . → Read More: Mid-month update…

Postal problems…

Hi All,

As some of you may have discovered, through one of several means, that Japan Post has placed severe restrictions on airmail to the United States.

Actually, severe is not a strong enough word. I can’t actually place the correct words here without breaking something…

Here are the facts, as I know them having spent many, many hours . . . → Read More: Postal problems…

The news, and nothing but the news.

Hi all,

Long time no see! Sorry about the lack of activity here, for whatever reason (thank you Bank of Japan!) the store has become quite busy over the last few weeks, and I have not had much time to do much of anything other than keep it ticking along, boxing stuff up and sending them on . . . → Read More: The news, and nothing but the news.

New digs!

Hi all,

Well, after all the hassles and general annoyances dealt out by my once good and decent web hosting folks I decided to pulled the plug on them and move to somewhere a little more secure and ‘with it’ in regard to the store more than anything else.

It has meant some changes though, which you may . . . → Read More: New digs!

A cautionary tale…

Hi all,

I’ll start off here by saying that by now, there should have been some nice new things to look at in the store, and maybe some pictures here in the web-log as well.

There are not, because I have been incapable of doing it.

You might ask “Why is this so”? After all, I’ve gotten this far . . . → Read More: A cautionary tale…

The good with the bad…

Hi all,

Long time between drinks, isn’t it?

I thought I should explain why the lack of detail, lack of content, lack of effort and lack of this lackie has occured…

This past month has been very much a roller coaster ride for us here, from the lowest of lows to a few heady highs, and as I sit . . . → Read More: The good with the bad…

Stone some more crows…

Hi again, Faithful Reader.

I’ll keep this short and simple.

Recently, I sent a Japanese market Glass Stone to the U.S. to be compared to a U.S. market Glass Stone and the results are back.

As far as can be reasonably established, they are the same thing, down to the product number.

For added interest, it would appear that the . . . → Read More: Stone some more crows…

Hmm… Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea…

Hi again Faithful Reader…

According to the last post in this here blog, there should be video coming forthwith.

Well, the video exists but not all that is required. There are a few hiccups that are preventing my posting it up for general consumption.

Firstly, and most importantly is that while the picture is quite clear and the audio . . . → Read More: Hmm… Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea…

Video killed the radio star???

Hi all,

Well, maybe video did kill the radio star and maybe it didn’t, but it definitely had a hand in creating the phrase “He/She has a good head for radio…”

Which explains me, a great head for radio, but video? Heck, I am not sure I have a good enough voice for even radio, which is why . . . → Read More: Video killed the radio star???

Just some personal news.

Hi all,

Not sure why, but I wanted to let you know what’s going on around here.

Dad-in-law is still decidedly unwell, but has picked up quite a bit. Unfortunately he isn’t eating anything but pudding because his saliva has dried up. If we can get that sorted, he can eat and should make some big strides ahead. . . . → Read More: Just some personal news.