Ryan Kopf's Blog
While not so much of a guide, here is a small collection of videos from some of the frilly and lacy stores I came across in Harajuku. If you're looking for Lolita stores in Harajuku, some of these videos may show you what to expect, particularly at Closet Child.
Read All: Harajuku Lolita Stores Video Guide
Continuing my rampant adventures in the bustling metropolis of the world's second largest economy, I spend quite a bit more time in Tokyo after the first two days.
Read All: Tokyo Part: Two
Less than twelve hours after my flight lands in Tokyo, and I found myself with enough to write an entire novel of my adventures... if only my memory would serve me so faithfully. However my first time out of the country, and for my very first day, it has been quite an adventure.
Read All: First Days In Tokyo
I've finally created my ideal Japan itinerary, covering major points along Tokyo, Kyoto, and all the way across to Kagoshima and Hiroshima. To prepare for Project Anime Japan at the Tokyo Anime Fair, I've even updated a few of my business cards with a tiny bit of Japanese (Email me please: ryanATryankopf.com).
Read All: Ideal Japan Itinerary
Learning Japanese is going to be tough if you attempt to learn an entire dictionary's worth of vocabulary through memorization and repetition. Learning by rote is slow.
Read All: Learn Japanese Games
Often, to memorize something people will try to simple repeat it over and over until they've got it, only to notice that by the next day they've forgotten it entirely. The best way to remember something is to create a story around it, something that will add additional connections in your brain to help you remember.
I hope to visit Japan in the next month to get an opportunity to really experience the culture and language, and hopefully use some of it to apply towards making the conventions even better. Places I definitely plan to visit are:
Read All: Planning for Japan Trip
If you're a regular user of the internet like I am, you just might care about what the future of your internet looks like. If you want to guarantee a free and open internet, then you need to support a few fundamental ideas. Preventing copyright abuse. Protecting network neutrality. Improving internet connection speeds and ISP competition.
Read All: Some Technology Petitions To Support
One of the best parts about being a computer scientist (can I just say scientist?) is getting to use my computer skills to make awesome things that make the conventions better.
Read All: Con Registration Badge Upgrades
Monica Rial is an ultra popular voice actress known for characters like Mey-Rin in Black Butler, Mirajane in Fairy Tail, and Shiro in Deadman Wonderland. She is one of the main characters in countless anime, those are just the characters that I actually have seen the shows for.
Read All: AniMinneapolis Adds Monica Rial
Ryan Kopf's Blog
- Harajuku Lolita Stores Video Guide
- Tokyo Part: Two
- First Days In Tokyo
- Ideal Japan Itinerary
- Learn Japanese Games
- Learning Kanji and vocabulary more easily.
- Planning for Japan Trip
- Some Technology Petitions To Support
- Con Registration Badge Upgrades
- AniMinneapolis Adds Monica Rial
- Iowa City Owl's Top Stories Ever
- Adwords Quality Score 10/10 Update
- MyOtaku Dating For Anime Fans
- Adwords 10 out of 10 Quality Score
- One of the best things I've seen all week.
- Fixing Education With Tolerance
- Back from ACEN
- New Portable Sound